The Summer Game Fest did the unthinkable and actually revealed Elden Ring after years of us waiting, not only giving us a fancy trailer with awesome gameplay but also a release date on January 21, 2022.
It’s clear that Elden Ring is a game many have been waiting for since gamers just can’t seem to get enough of that Souls-like combat by those insane developers in FromSoftware so this game has a lot to live up to.
Elden Ring Will Have Fast Travel And A Hub World
While Elden Ring is expected to have that Souls-like difficulty that masochist gamers can’t get enough of, it seems like the devs at FromSoftware did want to make things a bit easier for us, at least when it comes to exploration.
FromSoftware developer Hidetaka Miyazaki confirmed in an interview with IGN that Elden Ring would have Fast Travel to make traveling a bit easier, along with a hub area where players can take it easy.
Admittedly, FromSoftware games like Dark Souls and Bloodborne did have their own versions of hubs and fast travel respectively but they were usually pretty hard to get.
In Dark Souls you don’t get to travel from Bonfire to Bonfire until later in the game so it appears that Elden Ring will make it easier by having you uncover the map first before allowing you to fast travel across certain areas.
Honestly, while we respect those that want to have their face kicked every time they play a Souls-like, having easier Fast Travel and a proper Hub in Elden Ring is great.
Let’s hope this encourages more people to pick up this fantastic-looking game.
Elden Ring will be coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC on January 21, 2022.