Over the past year and a half since the announcement of Elden Ring, the community of fans of the game has formed strange rituals and habits, believing that they should attract news about the game, like dancing rain or sacrifices to the Sun God. Considering that practically nothing is known about the new project From Software, such an attachment to the unknown raises concerns for the stability of the psyche … on the other hand, maybe this is precisely the “normal” reaction?
Over the past couple of months, there have been several rumors on the net that Elden Ring will finally be revealed during The Game Awards 2020. Even if some members of the fan community advised not to count on the announcement, most convinced themselves and each other that the demo would still take place.
All these hopes were shattered on the night of November 10-11. We saw a new trailer for Dragon Age 4 , a video about the future of the Mass Effect universe , the announcement of Ark 2 , a new horror from the creator of Dead Space and a bunch of other projects . But the only mention of Elden Ring was the Most Anticipated Game award.
After the ceremony ended, the mood in the fan community was extremely depressed. One of the most popular memes among fans is a scene from The Last Jedi. Only instead of Luke throwing out his lightsaber, Hidetaka Miyazaki threw away the statuette.
As one commentator puts it, this is all the fault of the community itself. Admirers do themselves harm with their own hands, like a crowd of masochists.
The mood is so depressing that now the whole future of the Elden Ring subreddit is being questioned, as many gamers feel that they are too emotionally involved in a process that they cannot control. As dependent on horse or box betting.
All of this should be a good reminder that in most cases the hype is not based on it and rather emotionally draining, only disappointing in the final product.