According to the translated data from Reddit , the Elden Ring game world is based on the world tree from Scandinavian mythology, and also refers to the Celtic one. The gameplay is very similar to Dark Souls (previously similar information was stated by other insiders), and the world will be much larger than Souls games.
Among the innovations, dynamic weather and a cycle of day and night are expected. The developers approached the creation of opponents in a more comprehensive way – some of the enemies will resemble Cthulhu, as it was already in Bloodborne.
In the Elden Ring universe, there are two powerful factions descended from the same ancestor. They are distinguished by their hair color – in some they are red, in others – white. The giant (in the hat) from the first trailer belongs to the first faction, which prefers heavy weapons. The man with a lot of arms at the start of the trailer is likely to be an NPC.
According to the blogger, the main work on the game was completed in the first half of 2020, and now the title is at the polishing stage, which also coincides with the words of other insiders. The source believes the release will take place in 2021, with a new trailer to be expected after the Japanese New Year.
According to VentureBeat journalist Jeff Grubb, the first full screening of Elden Ring will take place relatively soon – roughly in January next year.