O Reuters journalist Josh Ye, arrived on the social network X with a light bombshell in the early hours of this Tuesday (6). According to him, Elden Ring “may be being adapted” for mobile devices. Tencent reportedly acquired the licensing rights to the game in 2022 and created a team to try to make a mobile port of the 2022 GOTY.
Three sources would have confirmed to the news agency that a “small team” was assembled for the project. However, reports are that progress has not been the best, and everything is still at a very early stage. Largely because of Elden Ring's complex game design and the fact that the company does not want to launch it as a premium title, but rather as a free-to-play, Genshin Impact style.
My latest: Tencent has been working to adapt “Elden Ring” into a mobile version, three people familiar with the matter said, as it searches for a new hit. Tencent acquired the licensing rights in 2022 and set up a small team to work on a prototype. But progress has been slow. 1/ pic.twitter.com/NTQelupq53
— Josh Ye (@ByJoshYe) February 6, 2024
Tencent, as Ye himself highlights, already has a history of struggling with adaptations of major games for cell phones – it discarded a project to do this with the NieR franchise at the end of last year. In other words, Elden Ring could go the same way if things don't improve in the production cycle. However, we still can't say that it will come to fruition, nor that it will become part of Marvel's Avengers.
Fan explains Elden Ring lore in more than 35 hours of videos
FromSoftware does not always deliver all the narrative details about its games directly. Aware of this, YouTuber “SmoughTown” decided to take advantage of this gap to create a lot of content about the Elden Ring mythology on his channel. Currently, there are more than 35 hours of videos about the game's lore there. Click here, but make sure you have plenty of time to spend, and check it out.