WELCOME TO THE TEAM

If you ever want to manage your favourites, change your details or update your marketing preferences, just visit ‘My Account’

Personalise your GGRecon experience so that the information presented is bespoke to your likes
Games
Vanguard
Warzone
Overwatch
VALORANT
Apex Legends
Fortnite
Streamers
LOL
CS:GO
RL
Trending
FIFA
PUBG
Dota 2
Why Should I Join GGRECON?
Welcome
to the team
Sign Up via Social Media:
Or Sign Up Manually
Select A Country
Already got an account? Login Here
WHY GGRECON?

Customise the 'My News' page to create your own personalised experience

Recommended content based on your favourite games, teams, streaming stars and esports players

Exclusive articles, features, interviews and guides by our
award-nominated editorial team

Follow your favourite
players & streamers

RESET YOUR PASSWORD
Complete!
Success! You’ve reset your password
You’ll now be able to use this password to login successfully
RESET YOUR PASSWORD
RESET YOUR
PASSWORD
FORGOT PASSWORD
FORGOT PASSWORD
Email sent! Check your inbox

We’ve sent a link to the email ‘’.

Please follow the instructions in this email
to reset your password

FORGOT PASSWORD
FORGOT PASSWORD
Please enter your username so we can send you a link to reset your password
Welcome back to
Enter your details below to log into the GGRecon Site:
Login via Social Media:
Or Login Manually
Not a GGRecon member yet? Sign Up Here
WHY GGRECON?

Customise the 'My News' page to create your own personalised experience

Recommended content based on your favourite games, teams, streaming stars and esports players

Exclusive articles, features, interviews and guides by our
award-nominated editorial team

Follow your favourite
players & streamers

Coming Soon

We're making improvements to your experience, and we'll have new features ready for you in the near future!

Want to be the first to here about it?

Why Should I Join GGRECON?
Complete your sign up
 
Select A Country
Already got an account? Login Here
WHY GGRECON?

Customise the 'My News' page to create your own personalised experience

Recommended content based on your favourite games, teams, streaming stars and esports players

Exclusive articles, features, interviews and guides by our
award-nominated editorial team

Follow your favourite
players & streamers

Advertisement

Scroll to read

You Won’t Be Able To Pause Elden Ring

Images: FromSoftware

Written by 

Joseph Kime

Posted 

8th Nov 2021 23:30

Share via:

Elden Ring looks to be a return to form for the SoulsBorne genre, for better and worse.

The genre brings a hell of a lot of satisfaction with it, offering an unmatched euphoria when you finally topple the boss you’ve been stuck on - but as a result, the games end up, more often than not, as pretty inaccessible.

Advertisement

And it looks like one feature is coming to Elden Ring that threatens to leave you on the edge, even during your downtime.

Why Won't Elden Ring Let You Pause The Game?

As discovered by a user on Reddit, it looks as though Elden Ring won’t give you the chance to properly pause your game - and as a game in a genre that’s pretty stressful as it is, this could be a big problem.

Advertisement

"I thought the inventory screen paused the game like in Sekiro", says Agitated_Illustrator in the EldenRing subreddit, "but the character keeps moving in the background so it appears we can’t pause the game."

This may not be a huge surprise for a lot of Souls fans as previous games in the series have employed this feature - but it’s one that a lot of fans have wanted to be done away with. Its existence is thought to accommodate for a smooth experience when playing online, and it’s the reason that players believe that Sekiro was able to offer a genuine pause feature, with it being an exclusively single-player game.

Advertisement

But, this reveal has brought about a question that some SoulsBorne fans have wondered for some time now.

Would SoulsBorne Games Be Better With A Pause Feature?

It’s a debate that’s as rife as ever now - would the SoulsBorne genre be better off with the option to pause the game itself? Well, it depends on who you ask.

A large portion of the genre’s fans are pretty intense about how the games should be played - and they’d assert that a pause function would give players an out of the game, when realistically, they should be dealing with the stresses of the title as they come.

Advertisement

But this only adds to the sheer inaccessibility of something like Elden Ring - the lack of a pause function might give the gameplay added intensity and stakes, but that’s exactly what some fans want less of. You can’t have it both ways, sadly, so it looks like Elden Ring has opted to make the game feel more isolating and stressful.

The SoulsBorne genre might be the only one that deploys stress deliberately to the glee of its fans - making it a very curious case indeed. Wherever you stand in the pause function debate, it looks like Elden Ring will be inheriting the pause function from Dark Souls - presumably to the delight of long-time fans.

 

Advertisement

Advertisement

Trending
Elden Ring Just Shared 15 Mins Of Gameplay, And Thar Be Dragons
Brand-New Screenshots From Elden Ring Released
Elden Ring Has Officially Been Delayed
Elden Ring Gameplay Leak Shows 27 Seconds Of The New Game
Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Scroll to read

Secret Elden Ring Bear Boss Discovered In Network Test

FromSoftware | Hanna-Barbera

Written by 

Tom Chapman

Posted 

22nd Nov 2021 20:30

Share via: