Elden Ring: The map could be 9 times bigger than expected for Kotaku

Elden Ring: The map could be 9 times bigger than expected for Kotaku

Elden Ring

Elden Ring looks like a great game, especially in terms of the amount of content, but it could be even bigger than expected. Kotaku Australia, in its preview, said the map could be up to 9 times larger than originally expected.

The assumption arises from the fact that, during the test, the Kotaku Australia reporter took realized that he could zoom out of the Elden Ring map and saw black bands appear above and below the visible part of the map. Also, after teleporting to a new region, he realized that his character was in a black area of ​​the map. You can see his screen, below.

Kotaku Map Not being able to test in first person, at this moment we cannot confirm what Kotaku Australia said, but we can use a map previously published and made by fans at starting from what is shown in the Elden Ring gameplay presentation made available by Bandai Namco. You can see the image below.

Map showing the areas seen so far in the trailers Doing a couple of proportions, we can see that the part indicated by Kotaku could be located approximately in the upper part of the map created by fans, in one of the blank spots. the "nine times larger" ratio seems exaggerated, also considering that a part of the map is water that cannot be explored, but the fact that the journalist from Kotaku has been able to reach that part of the map means that there is a piece of explorable land which has not yet been shown.

In any case, it is undeniable that the Elden Ring map is wide, but above all full of contents: the confirmation also came from the international previews, which we have talked about here.

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Elden Ring pre-orders on PS4, PS5 and Xbox are only £39.99 at Currys

Here's how to knock a fiver off the Elden Ring pre-order price.

Elden Ring is due out on PlayStation, Xbox and PC on 25th February 2022 and it's probably one of the most eagerly awaited games of the year. Although the release date was slightly pushed back (initially due out on 21st January 2022), the wait is finally almost over!

Developer FromSoftware confirmed Elden Ring is a spiritual successor to Demon's Souls, Dark Souls, and Bloodborne, however it's set in a completely new world called the Lands Between, promising a massive open-world environment filled with a familiar, yet entirely new set of difficult challenges.

Features Editor Chris Donlan included Elden Ring on Eurogamer's Games we're looking forward to in 2022 list and wrote:

'A Miyazaki joint with the involvement of George R. R. Martin, this promises to bring games back to the early days of the 360 when everyone on your friends list was playing the same thing. Even so, what a game this promises to be, another dark fantasy rich in challenge and sonorous lore.'

There's still time to pre-order the Elden Ring Launch Edition and if you're planning to play it on console, you can currently knock a fiver off the £44.99 price tag at Currys- making it less than forty quid. All you need to do is select free delivery and enter the code SWNEXTDAY at the checkout.

The Launch Edition for consoles comes with a physical copy of the game, a set of three art cards, a woven patch, stickers and a poster. It also comes with two digital pre-order bonuses: a digital Adventure Guide and 'The Ring' gesture.

Elden Ring pre-orders at Currys


Gamers can also pre-order the Elden Ring Launch Edition on PC for £40.95 at The Game Collection- that's £8.14 off the site's original price of £49.99. The only difference with the PC Launch Edition is that it includes a code for a digital version of the game.

If you're prepared to pay £180 for the Collector's Edition, there's still pre-order availability for PS4 and Xbox at The Game Collection, while PC gamers can pick up the collector's edition at ShopTo for £173.85. Note the PS4 version also has a free PS5 upgrade. The Collector's Edition includes all the same pre-order bonuses as the Launch Edition with the additions of an exclusive steelbook, digital soundtrack, 40-page art book and a statue of Malenia - Blade of Miquella.

A Digital Deluxe Edition, which comes with the same pre-order bonuses as the Launch Edition plus a digital art book and soundtrack, is also available to pre-order. You can get it for £49.85 on PC, and £53.85 on Xbox from ShopTo. PlayStation has it for £64.99 on the PS Store and it's both PS4 and PS5 compatible.

Currys has been killing it with its gaming deals lately, having reduced Pokemon Legends: Arceus on Nintendo Switch to just £34.99 on launch day, and also offering 1 percent off Horizon's Forbidden West pre-orders with the code ALOY15. Even better, the PS4 version has a free PS5 upgrade, meaning you can get a copy for only £51.

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