editor Bandai Namco and developers By software have announced that Elden Ring – the latest IP from the respected developer – has sold 12 million copies worldwide across PC, Xbox and PlayStation platforms. Given that the game only launched on February 25, it remains one of the fastest-selling games in the developer’s catalog to date (Dark Souls 3, for example, still only sold 10 million copies at the last official count).
As you would expect from a game that performs so well from the start, both the publisher and developer are keen to capitalize on this momentum and squeeze as much as possible from the game’s popularity. In a press release published by From Software, we learn that the studio plans to expand Elden Ring as an IP and produce more work related to the game “with hopes of expanding beyond the realm of games.”
Bandai Namco President and CEO Yasuo Miyakawa adds, “A lot of effort has been put into the development of Elden Ring to exceed the expectations of our fans around the world. In the same vein, we will continue our efforts to expand the brand beyond the game, and into everyone’s daily life.”
That’s a strange comment – what could this comment on “everyday life” mean? Elden Ring brand cereal? cell phones? vitamin supplements? Who knows.
But it’s clear that both the game’s publisher and developer are interested in keeping Elden Ring at the forefront of public consciousness for a while longer. With Elden Ring debuting as the best-selling game in both February 2022 and 2022, more content related to the hardcore action-RPG was always inevitable.
But what will it look like? Are we getting Elden Ring DLC? More bosses? More levels? The future is wide open for FromSoft and Bandai Namco…we just hope comments like “beyond games” and “everyday life” don’t mean we’re getting a poorly realized live-action Netflix special where the tarnished is played by Played Tom Holland or something.
https://www.vg247.com/elden-ring-more-projects-fromsoft-12-million With 12 million copies sold, From Software is now scrutinizing other Elden Ring projects