Where was Elden Ring at The Game Awards 2020?

Elden Ring is one of the most anticipated games coming out in the near future. FromSoftware has quite a legion of fans, after all. And given that hype, many were hoping that the RPG would show up at The Game Awards 2020. However, it did not make an appearance. So where was Elden Ring?

Why wasn’t Elden Ring at The Game Awards 2020?

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Elden Ring was technically mentioned at The Game Awards 2020. The game won “Most Anticipated Game,” prompting host and producer Geoff Keighley to say the game’s name and acknowledge the game’s many hungry fans. These fans are used to getting nothing as the game was not at GamesCom and has not been seen since its reveal at E3 2019 (although it was leaked a little beforehand).

Fans who wanted Elden Ring there were essentially going off hope since there were no credible leaks or rumors suggesting the game would make an appearance at Keighley’s big show. Other games like Silent Hill were rumored, but, alas, those didn’t show up either. The users on the subreddit don’t seem pleased with the lack of news.

From has been very quiet about Elden Ring. The team thanked fans for looking forward to it in a tweet talking about a Sekiro update. The action RPG will be scored by Yuka Kitamura who also scored Sekiro and Dark Souls 3, which she revealed on Twitter.

The little that has come out about the game is courtesy of people from outside the studio. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer told GameSpot that he has played quite a bit of it and called it Miyazaki’s most ambitious game. While From hasn’t called it more than an action RPG, it will likely be somewhat like other Soulslikes, but might even twist that formula a bit much like Sekiro. And that proposed twist might be why it is so ambitious.

At this point, it’s likely better for people to not assume it will be a the next show or the next show. Because as From has shown, it plays by its own rules, which seems to set some people up for disappointment.