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Will Elden Ring get a proper DLC campaign? What do you want to see from it?

Will Elden Ring get proper DLC campaigns in the vein of Dark Souls 1/2/3 and Bloodborne?

  • Yes

    Votes: 75 72.8%
  • No

    Votes: 12 11.7%
  • Unsure

    Votes: 16 15.5%

  • Total voters
    103

EviLore

Expansive Ellipses
Staff Member
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Since Miyazaki ascended to president of From Software in 2014, Bloodborne and Dark Souls 3 have had paid DLC campaigns, but Sekiro conspicuously did not. The release cadence of the DLC campaigns for Dark Souls 1/2/3 and Bloodborne were also fairly quickly after release of the respective base games:

Forbes said:
-Dark Souls was released on September 11, 2011 with its first DLC, Artorias of the Abyss, released on October 23, 2012, 13 months later.
-Dark Souls 2 was released on March 11, 2014 with its first DLC, Crown of the Sunken King, released on July 22, 2014, 4 months later.
-Dark Souls 3 was released on March 24, 2016 with its first DLC, Ashes of Ariandel, released on October 25, 2016, 7 months later.
-Bloodborne was released on March 24, 2015 with its first DLC, The Old Hunters, released on November 24, 2015, 8 months later.
-Sekiro and Demon’s Souls never got paid expansion DLC.

It has now been 9 months since Elden Ring released and we're still in the dark.

Last night at the TGAs, Miyazaki mentioned that more DLC is in the works for Elden Ring, but did not specify further. We're seeing the new free Colosseum DLC introduce additional PVP modes and balance updates, but Elden Ring is a smash hit and fan darling, so a full fledged paid DLC campaign would surely generate enormous revenue for From's balance sheet.

Do you think we'll get a DLC campaign? If so, what would you like to see out of it? Dark Souls 1/2/3 and Bloodborne all had fantastic DLCs that upped the challenge level:


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and often had even better art direction and thematic qualities:


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In an industry where DLC expansions are typically a half-hearted money extraction scheme, From Software consistently delivers.

Personally, since the dev team is taking its time, I'd love to see a substantial release on the scale of Dark Souls 2's DLC content, with three brutally difficult Legacy Dungeon releases, and a new hub that evolves over the course of the new content. Also summons are disabled for boss fights, and your living room fills with poison fumes while you're playing.
 

ACESHIGH

Banned
Elden ring is a massive game and for sure spending time in a new release would be more profitable than releasing an expansion.
 
I imagine Elden Ring will get story DLC based on Froms history and the games notoriety. I sure hope it does at least. Here's my reasoning:

In general, I think Fromsoft does better with more linear focused story. The Souls series had its exploration, but it was much more tight and well centered. I didn't dislike ER, but it paled in comparison to the DS series for me.

That being said, story DLC is where fromsoft always shines. Ashes of Ariandel and The Ringed City were perfection imo. So, I'm hoping ER does DLC alone those lines.
 
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Saber

Member
They could go weird and made some kind of weird dimension dungeons where players visit their old games and fight classic and old souls villains.
 

Bartski

Gold Member
I expect at least 2, one perhaps very vertical, located in the clouded area of sea south of Leyndell now covered with a large placeholder square texture. Used to be reachable with the flying torrent glitch.

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The other I hope is a new giant land at least the size of Liurnia. Maybe as previously rumored tarnished exile lands
 

G-DannY

Member
played full campaign once for over 150h

tried to replay and got bored after 1h of repeating same stuff as before

tried pvp and got bored of unbalancing and metas

never launched the game again

I hope it gets some single player content
 
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NT80

Member
They probably never planned on making DLC content like that for this game. If the success of the game changed their minds it'll naturally come out much later than you'd expect.
 
I'm honestly quite curious about how they will handle the level design in the expansions.
Maybe they will feature only legacy dungeons.
Maybe they will mix legacy dungeons with smaller open field zones
Maybe they will drop some huge areas.
And will they be set in the past like in Dark Souls, in the ''present'' like in Dark Souls 2 and 3 or in some alternative plane of existence like in Bloodborne?

The only thing that I know for sure is that all the new weapons/equipment/bosses/etc. will be nuts 'cause DLCs are usually the desserts of FromSoftware games.
 

IDKFA

I am Become Bilbo Baggins
I'm torn. I'd love there to be DLC, but I also want them to get the sequel into production ASAP.
 

SJRB

Gold Member
All signs point to yes, even though admittedly no announcement during the VGA's was surprising.
 

Madflavor

Member
We'll definitely get story based DLC, I just didn't expect we'd wait this long to hear anything. I was hoping we'd get an announcement last night at TGA.
 

Moonjt9

Member
With the way the world is designed, I’d guess they go with a dlc that has an open world with 2-3 legacy dungeons in it. Like a new continent or something, perhaps in that clouded area mentioned above. It’s directly in the center of the divine towers as well, so there has to be something there.

I think just new dungeons wouldn’t fit with the game’s design as a whole. Needs to be a new explorable landmass like limgrave. That is unless they just add them right into the base game map, but I don’t see any areas that could accommodate that.
 

The_hunter

Member
I think Miquella is a potential unexplored aspect of the lore they will build the DLC around. There's also a bunch of outer gods that are only briefly mentioned.
 

Mexen

Member
Imagine playing through a campaign that leads up to the start of Elden Ring. Godwyn’s death, the war between Chadhan and Karenlia, all of it. Imagine each ending being based on class being based on the characters involved.

That’s not even DLc thats a full blown prequel now that I think of it
 
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Needlecrash

Member
We'll DEFINITELY get DLC for Elden Ring. I'd like something similar to Dark Souls Artorias of the Deep or The Old Hunters expansion in Bloodborne.

I'd love a prequel of the story of Elden Ring as DLC.

Maybe 2 legacy dungeons and two new regions to explore would be a good idea.
 

Aion002

Member
After 0 dlc for Sekiro and now with the announcement of Armored Core 6, I am unsure.

I would like that places like the whirlpool under Altus Plateau and shipwrecks present on the map could be entrances to new areas/dungeons...Or even use those ships near Liurnia and Caelid to explore some new lands. Also, new spells and weapons for hex builds.
 
May be unpopular, but I think the game is so large, it is not needed.

If they do release it, it should be standalone - I cannot face the thought of playing through it for another 100 hours to get to endgame dlc
 

Sentenza

Member
They basically confirmed during their acceptance speech that they are not done with Elden Ring and they are working at more unannounced content, so a confident "Yes" would be my bet.
 

Ar¢tos

Member
I would take a time travelling dlc (like Bloodborne), going into the past to discover more lore on events and characters.
 

Philfrag

Banned
Yes. You realise Margott has escaped the lands between via a portal that's opened from inside the erdtree. You enter the portal and suddenly you're falling from the sky. Eventually you hit water and come across a shoreline. As you leave the water you look up and see a distant city skyline. A neon glow against the background of night. Its Chicago, Christmas 1982.

You come across a small robot that was build by a racially ambiguous elderly man called 'neato'. He follows you everywhere. He's comedic in nature and always makes fish out of water jokes on your behalf. You track down Margott to a wrestling competition, no one comments on his size or how he doesn't look human, he's just known as 'Rudolph, the stone cold killer' and is beloved by all. You need to take him down and send him back from where he returned. Whilst also bringing back the true meaning of Christmas to a hyper capitalist society
 

Freeman76

Member
I think they will, and I hope it will add more to what's already there as well as adding a new area. The game is so fucking demanding in terms of how much expanse there is to explore, would be great if it was a DLC in the vein of Dawnguard or along those lines, where loads more content is dotted around the map, added some new dungeons, gear etc, portals to a couple of new castles or something
 

NickFire

Gold Member
I voted yes for the simple reason that this game was way too popular to not have significant follow-up dlc, even if it was not planned originally.
 

Chiggs

Gold Member
Voted yes. It was alluded to last night at TGA. He said "we've still got a few things to do" or something like that.
 

Grildon Tundy

Gold Member
I find it disconcerting that it's nearly a year after release and we don't have concrete details on an Elden Ring DLC.

They could really clean up with a paid DLC. But I wonder if Armored Core and a full Elden Ring sequel are taking priority at this point

I've been itching to replay ER but keep putting it off for when there's a DLC release. At this point, I'd appreciate a Yes or No as to whether it's happening
 
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DeepEnigma

Gold Member
After finally jumping into the game a couple of weeks ago, and being fully entrenched with its hooks in me. I sure hope so. Maybe in the form or a new above ground land, and a below ground one like Siofra River Well.
 

MagnesD3

Member
I want multiple of these btw like 3 big dlc's. Content wise I want to see more Sleep use from enemies and weapons, better poison weapons and a new build up type entirely. Id also like to see more support for interesting build like Arcane Int and Faith Int in terms of incantations and spells. I wanna see the cut bestiary added back in badly, Id love to read about all these cool enemies. Id personally like a big madness area to deal with and more Miquella and Melina stuff as well.
 
Nobody remembers a dark souls without Artorias

It will be very large, larger than a normal game, like an extra very big continent on the map and its extra underground

Will bring cool new weapons spells and bosses and have tight level design, as in more areas like stormveil castle
 
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NT80

Member
I find it disconcerting that it's nearly a year after release and we don't have concrete details on an Elden Ring DLC.

They could really clean up with a paid DLC. But I wonder if Armored Core and a full Elden Ring sequel are taking priority at this point

I've been itching to replay ER but keep putting it off for when there's a DLC release. At this point, I'd appreciate a Yes or No as to whether it's happening
It's probably because DLC was never initially intended. They made it as a great big game packed full of stuff so likely never thought about adding even more. The success may have changed their minds on this but it would come out a lot later as a result.

I'd much rather they move onto other games. With a new Armored Core on the way I'd like their next game to be Sekiro 2.
 
Well there is still this big mystery of what will be in the second Future Press book that was delayed. I have the first edition and it already covers the whole game.

I can’t believe they wouldn’t have planned on DLC and only started it now. It would take too long. Think of all the concept art etc.

Im 80% sure there will be significant PvE DLC.

Edit: But I guess if there were DLC details in the book it would have been leaked by now.
 
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Soodanim

Gold Member
There's so much cut content, and there's so much left to tell. With a game as successful as Elden Ring I think it's only a matter of time, but I am losing hope ever so slightly. Oh one hand, I want them to get it right. On the other hand, I would have at least expected an announcement by now.
 

peronmls

Member
I don't know what the vote means. It will be as good as the other DLCs if not better. I'm not even worried. Game of the Year gets Game of the Year DLC.
 

DelireMan7

Member
I want subtle connections to previous FROM games.

Dark Souls 3 Ringed city made it with Dark Souls 1, 2 and Bloodborne

https://darksouls3.wiki.fextralife.com/Blood+of+the+Dark+Soul
I love the idea of connection between all the Soulsborne games.

I am not into the theory about the painting being Yharnam but it's a nice idea.

I am more into the theory that Demon's Souls is the beginning. Then it branch out depending on the ending :
  • The Old One stays awake : the Fog takes over and magic of Souls remains => (much later)Dark Souls opening, the Fog, dragon...
  • The Old One is send back to slumber : souls magic is lost, world evolved around "technology and machinery" leading to Yharnam, trick weapons... Also maybe the Great Ones came because the Old one was not there anymore.
I guess a connection between Great Ones from Bloodborne and Outer Gods from Elden Ring could be made.
 

Josemayuste

Member
I love the idea of connection between all the Soulsborne games.

I am not into the theory about the painting being Yharnam but it's a nice idea.

I am more into the theory that Demon's Souls is the beginning. Then it branch out depending on the ending :
  • The Old One stays awake : the Fog takes over and magic of Souls remains => (much later)Dark Souls opening, the Fog, dragon...
  • The Old One is send back to slumber : souls magic is lost, world evolved around "technology and machinery" leading to Yharnam, trick weapons... Also maybe the Great Ones came because the Old one was not there anymore.
I guess a connection between Great Ones from Bloodborne and Outer Gods from Elden Ring could be made.

I get what you mean, and I agree, If you are into Souls lore, those connections are there, even though it is so subtle.

I see Dark Souls 3 as an ending to previous games, even the DLC title, Ringed city, might be a reference to Elden Ring.. , Elden Ring has a location named after Gael too

There are too many references to list them all, but you get the idea.
 
I'd love to see it, would be the perfect excuse for a replay.

That said, they skipped on Sekiro, but that might have been an Activision's decision, could it?
 
At this point, I have serious doubts that we will be seeing any story DLC for ER. It's been almost a year and, judging by past development cycles, they have Armored Core 6 and at least one other unannounced game in development, so their probably at their development limits.
 

22•22

NO PAIN TRANCE CONTINUE
I hope so. Perhaps a superficial overhaul of the overworld with more mobs etc? Different enemies at different locations.

Rather new stuff especially legacy dungeons like you mentioned. I could do without the fumes though lmao
 
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