While Claims Regarding Microsoft Showcasing Elden Ring Faces Debunking, The Firm Plans To Feature New Announcements Later This Week


Posted on March 10, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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To those that might recall previously in regards to the claims suggesting Microsoft is preparing to feature new footage of Elden Ring, it was not long before Microsoft approached the topic to issue that there was no intention to do so. The denounced rumor also went on to indicate that a showcase of sorts would be held as the firm presented the FromSoftware game alongside other, non-disclosed titles as well.

And it appears Microsoft is planning to do just that despite Elden Ring being out of the picture. Claims continue to surface telling that the initial leaks are to blame for the “cancelled” feature for Elden Ring, but FromSoftware insider Lance McDonald elaborates by disclosing there was never any intent to showcase the game in the first place.

So, what is Microsoft featuring if not Elden Ring? Well, Microsoft openly shared that new announcements in regards to Xbox Game Pass will be made later this week following the finalized acquisition for Zenimax Media.

We will have more to share about what’s next for our teams later this year. In the meantime, to properly celebrate this special moment, we are bringing additional Bethesda games into Xbox Game Pass later this week.

Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox

But, there is more context as to what Microsoft is implying in revealing later in the week. For one, PC versions for prominent Bethesda games are due to be announced. The suggestion is hinted by uncovered listings by @ALumia_Italia that uncovered both The Evil Within and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition + Fallout 4 G.O.T.Y Bundle from the Microsoft Store.

Outside of the gathered appearances online concerning Bethesda, Microsoft looks to also be preparing announcements from other Xbox Game Studios teams as well. For starters, Obsidian Entertainment tweeted a cryptic video for The Outer Worlds on Wednesday. “The Board is pleased to announce that your new job duties are almost ready, spacer. Stand by for more information arriving tomorrow regarding your upcoming assignments,” the post shares.

Additionally, Xbox Series X|S users could also expect more next-generation enhancements for supported titles through a slip in an image from a recent blog post. As part of the finding in an update for supported languages on Xbox, Microsoft reveals that Batman: Arkham Knight is expecting new upgrades for the latest systems. You can view the piece by heading here.

What are you hoping will be revealed by Microsoft this week?

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