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Elden Ring was by no means promoted as a service game, nor has any DLC been formally introduced. Mentioning both of these issues will get many members of the neighborhood speaking, and that’s precisely what occurred on in style gaming discussion board ResetEra.
Forum member Heliex created a ballot with the title “Do you think Elden Ring’s popularity could help it evolve into a [service game]?” A minute proportion of voters say sure, whereas almost half of them need a handful of DLC expansions. Rather less than 1 / 4 need a full-on Elden Ring 2, and roughly the identical quantity need Elden Ring to be a one-and-done game, not a franchise of any type. Putting the talk of DLC versus games-as-a-service apart, simply mentioning these choices has began a heated dialogue on the discussion board. Heliex anticipated as a lot, in accordance with the primary line of their put up.
One of the primary responses from Freezasaurus conveys the frustration many really feel with the service mentality. “This [games-as-a-service] trash needs to stop,” they are saying. “I don’t want every game I play to turn into some big-time investment I keep needing to return to.” Khanimus is fairly direct with their take. “F*** the idea of [games-as-a-service] being grafted on to Elden Ring,” they are saying. “No thanks.”
Many responders merely need to see extra content material like earlier FromSoftware video games obtained. “Just give me some improvements when/if the DLC drops, just like the Dark Souls games and Bloodborne,” says SirKai. Others are high quality with smaller additions to evolve the game piece by piece. “I like the idea of free updates adding NPC quests and other new elements to keep people returning to the world,” says Neiteio. “Sounds fine to me.” That’s extra in-line with the games-as-a-service mentality.
Elden Ring definitely has potential for DLC. The locked Limgrave coliseum involves thoughts, because it might be changed into a future PvP area. For now, nevertheless, FromSoftware is inside its rights to benefit from the success of the game as is. It bought 12 million copies in below a month, in any case.