Cam footage of a leaked trail­er for Elden Ring has been mak­ing rounds on social media. Despite the footages’ poor qual­i­ty and that it’s like­ly from last year, the trail­er is gen­er­at­ing a lot of atten­tion. This is like­ly due to how long Elden Ring has been out of the spot­light. This is the first new glimpse since the game was ini­tial revealed dur­ing E3 2019.

On Twit­ter, reporter Jeff Grubb con­firmed the trail­er dates back to 2020, which means the footage is old­er and does­n’t rep­re­sent the most cur­rent state of the game. Accord­ing to VCG, devel­op­ment on Elden Ring ha been “sig­nif­i­cant­ly ham­pered” by the pan­dem­ic. One source told VCG that Elden Ring like­ly won’t release in 2021.

Reporter Jason Schreier said Elden Ring has already been delayed sev­er­al times and the game will be shown off “rel­a­tive­ly soon.” Xbox mar­ket­ing boss Aaron Green­berg con­firmed that Elden Ring will not be shown dur­ing and upcom­ing Xbox event. 

Direc­tor Hide­ta­ka Miyaza­ki said that Elden Ring began as a “more clas­sic fan­ta­sy title.” How­ev­er, as devel­op­ment moved for­ward, the game became a “dark fan­ta­sy action-RPG” fea­tur­ing var­i­ous ele­ments that From Soft­ware was­n’t able to achieve with the Dark Souls franchise.

The direc­tor also added that he expects Elden Ring to be a chal­leng­ing title like From Soft­ware’s pre­vi­ous games. “The impor­tance we place on the joy the play­er expe­ri­ences through over­com­ing chal­lenges will be the same as it is in our oth­er titles. I believe it will prove to be a very sat­is­fy­ing expe­ri­ence,” Miyaza­ki said.

One major dif­fer­ence between Elden Ring and pre­vi­ous titles released by From Soft­ware is the open-world ele­ment. “I would have to say the biggest dif­fer­ence is it being open world. Due to this, the scale of the world and its nar­ra­tive, as well as the depth and free­dom of explo­ration have increased dra­mat­i­cal­ly. It is with­out a doubt our biggest title yet in terms of sheer vol­ume,” Miyaza­ki said.

George R.R. Mar­tin con­sult­ed on Elden Ring’s lore, so it will def­i­nite­ly have an in-depth lore. Recent­ly, Phil Spencer spoke about play­ing “quite a bit” of the game, and stat­ed that he’s excit­ed about what Miyaza­ki is try­ing to accomplish.