Elden Ring developer FromSoftware is engaged on a number of new tasks, elevating the query of what the studio might have in retailer for us subsequent.
Following the discharge of Elden Ring earlier this 12 months, the studio has begun a brand new recruiting drive. “We have now began recruiting workers for a variety of occupations for a number of new tasks,” it tweeted (opens in new tab) (translated utilizing Google). “We sit up for working with you on making video games with FromSoftware.”
The slate of latest jobs covers a variety of disciplines, together with recreation design, animation, technical design, artwork, sound, and manufacturing. There’s little to glean from the job descriptions as to what tasks FromSoftware has within the pipeline, with most of them written in generic trade job communicate.
We’re mecha-ing an informed guess
There’s one attention-grabbing tidbit, although. The Character 3D graphic artist (opens in new tab) lists design creation for “people, creatures, and mecha”. That corroborates hypothesis on ResetEra (opens in new tab) earlier within the 12 months that FromSoftware is reviving its third-person robot-shooting sequence Armored Core.
An previous mecha shooter sequence, Armored Core is one thing of a cult favourite amongst FromSoftware followers. But it surely’s worlds away from the soulsborne video games the studio has turn out to be identified for. Putting you within the cockpit of a large bipedal robotic, it has you blast your means via different gigantic robots in semi-open-world ranges.
The final entry within the Armored Core sequence – Verdict, a standalone spin-off title – launched means again in 2013. It featured a aggressive multiplayer mode and heaps of mech customization. Official phrase on the sequence has been silent since.
No matter whether or not FromSoftware is reviving its mecha shooter, it’s going to probably be engaged on an Elden Ring growth. All three Darkish Souls video games and Bloodborne acquired chunky post-launch DLC, and Elden Ring appears to be like ripe for extra content material.
One fan appeared to have stumbled throughout what might be the sport’s first DLC earlier this 12 months, discovering an unused Colosseum on the fringe of the sport’s map. Every Darkish Souls recreation acquired a PvP area as a part of post-launch DLC, making it probably Elden Ring will obtain the identical.
Darkish Souls 3’s first growth was launched roughly six months after the bottom recreation. If Elden Ring follows the same timeframe, we might count on the primary DLC to reach in late August.