Surprisingly, we’re only a month away from Elden Ring’s release – and to everyone’s surprise, it’s quickly become the most popular game on Steam.
Analyze website steam database According to reports, more than 278,000 Steam users slammed the “Add to Wishlist” button under From Software’s latest shady action-RPG, which launched on February 25. It replaced Steam’s most wanted game in Dying Light 2, which, despite being scheduled for a late 2021 release, was pushed back to the absolutely crowded February 2022.
Last August, Evan wrote about what the shape of Steam’s most popular games can tell us about PC gaming. At the time, Dying Light 2 seemed to echo much of Cyberpunk 2077’s pre-release hype — a dense, full-fledged role-playing game with a dynamic story and reactive gameplay. But Dying Light 2’s development is reportedly in complete disarray, and while its system looks promising, the ambitious story can be a bit tedious.
Meanwhile, the Elden Ring might be a little more reliable. At this point, From is very good at making lots of sword-swinging romp, and even as Elden Ring ventures into an open world (which Wes doesn’t quite embrace), Steam players just seem excited to slam their heads up again with some grotesque bosses confrontation.
In just over a month, we’ll know if the Elden Ring deserves the excitement. Meanwhile, the game’s character creator leaked earlier this week, proving that Elden Ring should be equally capable of creating nightmare fuel. But it seems From may finally be ready to move away from grim fantasy, as reports suggest the developer is gearing up to return to its Armored Core mech series.