Elden Ring DLC release looks further away than ever

Elden Ring DLC release looks further away than ever
Images via FromSoftware

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Joseph Kime

Published 

9th Feb 2024 10:55

It seems like we've already waited an age for the Elden Ring DLC, and now, leaks indicate that it's not coming as soon as we'd like. FromSoftware has proved itself time and time again with DLC for its titles, with Bloodborne's The Old Hunters DLC being praised as better than the original game.

The company has made a name for itself, and fans are praying that FromSoftware lives up to expectations with the upcoming Shadow of the Erdtree expansion. But now, it looks like we could be waiting even longer for Elden Ring's next big content drop. 

No sign of the Elden Ring DLC anytime soon 

Key art for Shadow of the Erdtree, the upcoming DLC for Elden Ring.
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Image via FromSoftware

We love symmetry and often look for hints that studios will launch products on special calendar days - even when these dates don't mean anything. This expectation has been saddled on FromSoftware, with players hoping that Shadow of the Erdtree could be launched, or at least announced, for Elden Ring's second anniversary on February 25.

Sadly, a recent earnings report has indicated that it's not going to happen. Kadokawa has shared a slide about FromSoftware's "future outlook," saying the developer will "further step up efforts to improve profitability in the medium to long term."

The key takeaway here is a nod to Shadow of the Erdtree and how the team is "currently working hard on the development of DLC of Elden Ring but we have not announced a release date at this time." With the fantasy epic's second anniversary just a matter of weeks away, it's not looking good. 

What does this mean for Shadow of the Erdtree?

The official key art for Elden Ring.
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Image via FromSoftware

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We have no idea how far along in development Shadow of the Erdtree actually is, and though many fans hoped it'd be almost complete by now, this statement seems to indicate otherwise. The fact that the team is still "working hard" on the game suggests it's still a way off.

Given recent rumbles that Shadow of the Erdtree was just around the corner, it's a disappointing sting for fans, but it can't be helped. After all, the only reason we're hyped for the DLC is because the base game was so impressive. If it makes for an experience as airtight as Elden Ring itself, we're confident it'll be worth the wait.

Joseph Kime
About the author
Joseph Kime
Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.
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