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Elden Ring

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Bandai Namco Games
Developer: From Software
Release Date: Feb. 25, 2022

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'Elden Ring' Reveals PC/Console Specs & Compatibility, Network Test Classes, Raytracing Support Post-Launch

by Rainier on Nov. 8, 2021 @ 10:54 a.m. PST

Unparalleled adventure awaits in Elden Ring, a new epic fantasy action/RPG title created by Dark Souls' Hidetaka Miyazaki, and George R.R. Martin.

Dive into a thrilling adventure and decide the fate of a vast world filled with intrigue and power. Fight against formidable enemies with FromSoftware’s signature melee combat and discover a wide range of inventive strategies made possible by the open-ended Action-RPG gameplay of Elden Ring.

A new world filled with fantastic tales and lore has been woven by Hidetaka Miyazaki – creator of the influential and critically acclaimed Dark Souls video game series; and George R.R. Martin – author of The New York Times best-selling fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. Players will embark on a journey across a meticulously handcrafted world dripping in blood and deception brought upon by a variety of characters with their own unique motivations for helping or hindering the player’s progress, adversaries with profound backgrounds, and fearsome creatures. Throughout their adventures, players will choose the fate of this cursed land by unravelling its secrets and myths.

Featuring a vast and seamless landscape with natural weather and time-of-day progression, players will become fully immersed in the world of Elden Ring as they begin their journey and choose on their own path. Traverse on foot or horseback, alone or online with friends across grassy plains, suffocating swamps and lush forests. Ascend spiraling mountains, enter breathtaking castles, and witness other sites of grandeur on a scale never seen before in a FromSoftware title. Elden Ring’s role-playing and customization options allow players to define their own unique playstyle. Experimentation is encouraged with a wide variety of weapons, magical abilities and skills found throughout the world; enticing players to follow previously unexplored progression paths.

Elden Ring gives players the opportunity to chart their own path through its world. Choose to run headlong into fierce battles against daunting foes or take advantage of the game’s stealth and combat systems to gain the upper hand. It is up to the player to decide how to handle the many challenges that lay before them.


Below you can find the game specs for Elden Ring as well as the compatibility options between old and new generation consoles.

PC

  • Maximum resolution*: Up to 3840x2160P
  • Framerate: Up to 60 FPS
  • HDR*: Supported
  • Raytracing (via patch): Supported

PlayStation

 

PS4

PS4Pro

PS5

Maximum resolution*

Up to 1920x1080P

Up to 3200x1800P1

Up to 3840x2160P

Framerate

Up to 30 FPS

Up to 30 FPS

Up to 60 FPS2

HDR*

Supported

Supported

Supported

Raytracing (via patch)

-

-

Supported

The PS4 version can be ported to PS5 and the save data can be transferred to the newest generation. However, the PS5 version cannot be ported to PS4. If you port your PS4 game to PS5 and continue to play, your saves files cannot be transferred back to PS4.

Xbox

 

X1 (X1S)

X1X

XSS

XSX

Maximum resolution*

Up to 1600x900P

Up to 3840x2160P

Up to 2560x1440P

Up to 3840x2160P

Framerate

Up to 30 FPS

Up to 30 FPS

Up to 60 FPS2

Up to 60 FPS2

HDR*

X1 not supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Raytracing (via patch)

-

-

-

Supported

Full cross-generation compatibility. The game can be ported between both generations and the save data can be transferred.

Notes

*4K and HDR require a compatible 4K and HDR compatible TV or display

1 with Checkerboard

2 with Performance mode

  • Performance priority mode: adjusts screen resolution and load balancer to approach 60 FPS.
  • Resolution priority mode: load balance functions at a fixed max resolution, with a lower limit of 30 FPS.
  • There are differences in the display of grass and other ground objects depending on the console.

Elden Ring will be playable in a Closed Network Test planned during November 12-14, 2021, ahead of its new release date, February 25, 2022 (previously January 21, 2022).

Selected fans will be able to experience the opening hours of Elden Ring to get a hands-on glimpse at what the full game will have to offer while assisting the development team in testing the game’s online servers ahead of its new release date of February 25, 2022. The depth of the game and the degree of freedom in strategy exceeded the initial expectations, hence it has been decided to extend the development time for final adjustments.

The Elden Ring Closed Network Test will be playable throughout the weekend of November 12-14 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S during the following time blocks:

  • November 12: 3:00 A.M. to 6:00 A.M. PST (12:00 to 15:00 CET)
  • November 12: 7:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. PST (November 13: 4:00 to 7:00 CET)
  • November 13: 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. PST (20:00 to 23:00 CET)
  • November 14: 3:00 A.M. to 6:00 A.M. PST (12:00 to 15:00 CET)
  • November 14: 7:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. PST (4:00 to 7:00 CET)

The Closed Network Test will allow for online multiplayer cross-play between console generations (PS4 players can play with PS5 players, and the same between Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. PlayStation players will not be able to play with Xbox players).

Players throughout the Americas will need to register at the following link for a chance to participate in the Elden Ring Closed Network Test. Please check the sign-up website for additional information about participating in the Closed Network Test.

Elden Ring is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam) on February 25, 2022. The game supports the Smart Delivery on Xbox consoles as well as a Free Upgrade to PS5 for players who purchase the PS4 version.


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