Xbox Game Pass members get a free Elden Ring download
Elden Ring has been hailed as one of the greatest video games ever made.
Elden Ring was not just the same challenging game that FromSoftware fans are used to, it also featured an open world filled with both wonder and horror. It encouraged players to explore each corner.
Elden Ring was developed by FromSoftware, the same studio that brought us the Dark Souls, Demon’s Souls, Bloodborne and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice series. Some would say it is the culmination of their creative accomplishments. This notion may have been justified by The Game of the year winning Elden Ring at the 2018 Game Awards.
It is only natural that, by the time it’s released in 2022, fans will want more Elden Ring. The expansion ‘Shadow of the Erdtree,’ was announced almost one year after the initial release.
Unfortunately, at this point, there is no release date set for “Shadow of the Erdtree”, but we can all hope that the game will arrive by the year’s end or in early 2024. Our fingers are crossed.
Many gamers will not have had the opportunity to play Elden Ring despite it’s immense popularity. This is due to a variety of factors. If recent rumors are to be believed, Elden Ring may soon be coming to Xbox Game Pass.
Why do some believe that Elden Ring will be coming to Xbox Game Pass soon? Sarah Bond, Microsoft’s Vice President for Game Creator Experience, Ecosystem and Community, tweeted this week a mysterious image which may have hinted to Elden Ring’s impending arrival on Microsoft’s subscription service.
Sarah Bond first tweeted an emoji of a person in their 80s holding a ring. She then added the Xbox tag. Bond then followed with a second tweet featuring a screenshot of FromSoftware. Fans were in a frenzy, hoping that Elden Ring would be available on Xbox Game Pass.
Sarah Bond’s tweets may not mean anything and she could be just a person expressing their love for Elden Ring. What better way to increase sales for the upcoming Elden Ring extension than to add the main game to Xbox Game Pass? Not only will it be offered to return fans, but to those who may have never played the original? We should always take speculations with a grain of salt until we hear an official announcement.
In Elden Ring review we stated that it is: “a constantly surprising adventure which has brought FromSoftware’s tried and tested formula to dizzying new heights.” Elden Ring is one of the most important video games released in the past decade. It confirms that the year 2022 has started off on a great note.
Elden Ring now available for PC, PlayStation, and Xbox