In the realm of Elden Ring, where fans eagerly await the release of the highly anticipated DLC, there has been a rollercoaster of emotions. The recent financial report from FromSoftware's parent company, Kadokawa, has dashed the hopes of DLC truthers with a swift blow. In an FAQ section, Kadokawa provided an update on the development status of Elden Ring's Shadow of the Erdtree DLC, leaving fans hanging in suspense. The release date remains a mystery, shattering the dreams of those who dared to believe in an expansion arriving on the RPG's two-year anniversary in a few weeks.
Apologies, dear Elden Ring enthusiasts, but it seems unlikely that the DLC will grace our screens in the near future. The company's statement appears more geared towards soothing shareholders' concerns by assuring them that development is progressing smoothly. We may have to exercise our patience until the next fiscal year, which commences in April, to witness the arrival of the much-anticipated DLC.
The report does mention that various measures are being undertaken to maximize the lifetime value of Elden Ring, including the development of substantial DLC. However, it remains mum on the rumored mobile game that has set tongues wagging. For now, all we can hold onto is the knowledge that the DLC is still in the works, and our collective resolve must remain unbroken for a little while longer.
A glimmer of hope emerged a few months ago when Elden Ring producer Yasuhiro Kitao provided a similar update while accepting a Japanese PlayStation Partners award. He tantalizingly hinted at the DLC, mentioning that although it is still a little ways off, progress is going well. Drawing a parallel to Bloodborne's expansion, Kitao promised new battles and new characters, leaving fans eagerly anticipating the forthcoming surprises.
But oh, the agony of waiting! Each day, the community searches for signs of the Shadows of Erdtree like treasure hunters combing the New Mexico desert for buried E.T. cartridges. Spare a thought for the beleaguered Souls bosses, subject to relentless bullying until a release date is finally unveiled. The only way to end this torment, FromSoft, is to grace us with the long-awaited release date, putting an end to our suffering.
So, fellow adventurers, hold onto your weapons, polish your armor, and steel your nerves. The Shadows of Erdtree will eventually emerge from the depths, bringing with it new challenges, new stories, and the thrill we've been yearning for. Until then, let us brace ourselves with unwavering determination, for the wait shall soon be over.