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An Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree Announcement Could Be On The Way

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Elden Ring fans are in a stir at the moment after an update to the game’s backend on Steam has folks believing that FromSoftware’s got a Shadow of the Erdtree DLC-related announcement impending.

X user Ziostorm shared a screenshot from the game’s SteamDB page which looks to show a new “Unknown App” added to the Downloadable Content section of the page – the first addition to the section in at least 15 months.

It’s obviously far from concrete evidence of anything happening in the near future, but given the timing, it also lines up somewhat with an earlier “leak” originating at controller manufacturer Thrustmaster and an errant pitch deck uploaded to a retailer website, which referenced a February release for a special Elden Ring-themed version of the Thrustmaster eSwap controller to tie in to the launch of Shadow of the Erdtree.

If it turns out to be accurate, it could lend some weight to another part of that listing which mentions a second drop in 2025 to coincide with a “major keybeat” or “new game expansion.”

Tweet text: A new Elden Ring DLC package has just been added to Elden Ring within the files for the first time since launch. I’m not saying it’s 100% Shadow of the Erdtree but… There’s a pretty good chance it is.”

The last we heard of the expansion “officially” was in FromSoftware’s parent company, Kadokawa, mentioning the DLC in its most recent investor report along with assuring that work on the expansion continues.

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“The release timing of DLC for Elden Ring has not yet been announced, but development is proceeding smoothly,” read one section of the report, with the company telling investors it’s taking “measures for maximising the LTV (Life Time Value) of Elden Ring.”

An FAQ segment of the report also brings the question back into the light, saying, “What is the development status of DLC for Elden Ring and when will it be released?” to which Kadokawa responds, “We are currently working hard on the development of DLC for Elden Ring but we have not announced a release date at this time.”

Elden Ring was first released back in February 2022 and has had a few notable updates since, including the additions of PvP colosseums and raytracing on PC and consoles. The game won multiple Game of the Year awards including at Geoff Keighley’s The Game Awards and the D.I.C.E. Awards.

We gave Elden Ring a huge 9.5/10 in our original review, saying “While it feels like the impact of Breath of the Wild is waning as the open world genre starts to stagnate again, Elden Ring stands out as not only an achievement in FromSoftware’s hall of fame, but also as an open-world RPG. Elden Ring is without a doubt, FromSoft’s most ambitious undertaking yet, and like Dark Souls before it, I believe it will leave a permanent mark on both the open-world genre and the games industry in general.”