Summer Game Fest shocked the world when they ended up revealing Elden Ring in all of its open-world Souls-like glory, with some beautiful graphics and one of the most haunting looking worlds we’ve seen in some time.
It seems like Elden Ring will have a number of tropes from the Dark Souls games, like punishing combat and the possibility of chilling in a bonfire, but fans are more curious if some of the more unconventional aspects will come to the game, like Invasions and co-op multiplayer.
Does Elden Ring Have Invasions And Co-Op Multiplayer?
FromSoftware’s Hidetaka Miyazaki did confirm that there would be some form of Elden Ring multiplayer where players can add others in their group via specific keywords.
However, the Invasions that have made Dark Souls one of the more intense games to play online has yet to be confirmed.
Considering how Elden Ring appears to be different enough from the other Souls-like games, we wouldn’t be surprised if they decided not to add it.
In theory, the Invasions in Dark Souls add more tension to your playthroughs but they tend to get annoying since high-level trolls like to be mean to newer players.
The fact of the matter is that this system is easy to exploit and though there will likely be a system that allows you to play offline, it’s still an annoying thing to go through.
We imagine that the folks at FromSoftware will want more people to play Elden Ring due to George R. R. Martin’s involvement so it’s doubtful that they add the mode, though we’re willing to be proven wrong.
Elden Ring is coming out next year on January 21, 2022, for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.