Reports of an Expansive DLC for Elden Ring Circulating
A source close to the situation reports that a substantial post-launch expansion is likely to be available for Elden Ring from From Software. Despite the popularity of fans requesting Elden Ring DLC, no announcements have been made since the game launched in 2022.
Although no paid downloadable content (DLC) has been released, Elden Ring has seen the addition of new content via free updates. These updates have included PvP mode and quests, along with cosmetics and balance changes. These updates have kept the game alive and have been drawing in both new and returning players. The main query from the community, however, is when or if the game will receive a paid expansion that would provide a significant amount of new content.
The latest Reddit user, ApprehensiveTop8927, has posted a link to a screenshot of a leaked conversation with streamer Lance McDonald. McDonald claims that there will be an expansion for Elden Ring and that he knows a lot about what is being included, but he does not have any information about the new gameplay mechanics. The strongest evidence to back up this statement is the data mined from an Elden Ring update, which turned out to be true with the inclusion of the PvP mode. Thus, it could potentially still be seen as a reliable source for any forthcoming updates.
The reactions to the statement have been expected, with the most popular comment referencing the data mining. Other people are hypothesizing what the DLC could include and one user pointed out that this was expected based on a comment by game director Hidetaki Miyazaki. Given the lack of detail in both the data mining and the statement, any theories fans come up with are purely speculative for the time being.
An expansion of Elden Ring would have to be released in a way that would not conflict with the launch of Armored Core 6. The latter is set to release this year and will be presented for an entire hour at the Taiwan Game Show. Thus, Armored Core 6 is FromSoftware’s current priority. As there has been no official statement about the possibility of an expansion, the concept remains uncertain.
Elden Ring is available for purchase on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.