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'Dark Souls' Studio Is Developing A New PS5 Exclusive, Says Insider

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'Dark Souls' Studio Is Developing A New PS5 Exclusive, Says Insider

FromSoftware, the studio behind the Souls series, is apparently working on an exclusive title for the PlayStation 5 and it is not connected to any of its previous games.

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Elden Ring is FromSoftware's present project and it is set in a dark and decadent world with writings from George R. R. Martin. The Lands Between are presided over by Queen Marika the Eternal and her demigod children sought out the pieces of the Elden Ring. Driven insane by their newfound power, the world is corrupted by the disruption to the Greater Will. Thankfully, the player protagonist shows up in the nick of time to seize these shards of the artefact and become the true Elden Lord. Phew.

Elden Ring is arriving on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC when it launches in early 2022. That's fortunate for those who haven't gotten their mitts on a PlayStation 5 yet. However, this leak seems to suggest that the studio is in the midst of developing a new shiny exclusive for the console and its premise is curious.

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Nick "Shpeshal Ed" Baker, one of the hosts of the XboxEra podcast, said that he had received a direct message on Discord regarding FromSoftware's next game in the latest episode. "Deal-wise, it's pretty much identical to Bloodborne and Demon's Souls," read the message from the anonymous source. "Sony owns the IP but it's made together with obviously From[Software] and Sony XDev Japan, which is [the] former Sony Japan Studio."

"[Hidetaka] Miyazaki is on it," continued the source. "It's not Bloodborne, it's not Demon's Souls, it's an entirely new IP and apparently has no connection to the former two games." And, as one last clue, the message described the new game to be "more Souls-like than it is Elden Ring/Sekiro."

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Furthermore, a new Armored Core game has been "either put on hold or has been having rough development" while Elden Ring and this new exclusive have been the focus of the studio. "Because of the troubles with that, plus a new contract with Sony, they might've put it on hold to finish Elden Ring plus the PS5 game. But the Armored Core info is a bit old, so things may have changed there," clarified the message.

Interesting stuff. Naturally, we can't corroborate this leak and neither FromSoftware nor Sony have mentioned any sort of new partnership. We'll keep an eye on it for you though.

Featured Image Credit: FromSoftware, Martin Katler via Unsplash

Topics: News, Dark Souls, PlayStation, FromSoftware

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