Reuters.com has released an article stating that the largest gaming company in terms of revenue, Tencent, is currently developing a mobile version of FromSoftware’s Elden Ring, the game of the year for 2022, beloved by many due to its combat mechanics, distinct aesthetics, challenging gameplay, and the complete absence of microtransactions.
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Elden Ring Mobile Game Reportedly In the Works
A mobile game based on the title will surely raise some eyebrows due to the nature of mobile games and their undeniable ties to microtransactions. Tencent also has a track record of mobile games with microtransactions and battle passes like PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty Mobile, just to name a few. Tencent bought a 16% stake in FromSoftware in 2022, so it was really a matter of time before they would use any of FromSoftware’s titles in their own game.
Elden Ring has been a worldwide success, selling over 20 million copies in its first year alone. It’s only logical for Tencent to capitalize on the success of the title. The rumored mobile game is said to be free-to-play with microtransaction elements similar to those in ‘Genshin Impact’, a game developed by another Chinese giant, miHoyo. If this is true, we might see gacha elements in the game. Players might be pulling for weapons, armor, spirit ashes or characters.
However, as of right now, all of these are just rumors as Tencent and FromSoftware have not released any statement about the game. The source also wishes to remain anonymous.
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