According to reports from Reuters, Tencent has been hard at work assembling a team of developers to craft a mobile version of “Elden Ring.” This highly anticipated adaptation comes after Tencent acquired the rights from FromSoftware, the masterminds behind the original game.
Originally released as a premium console game, “Elden Ring” took the gaming world by storm, selling a whopping 20 million copies within its first year. Now, with the mobile version in the works, fans can expect to delve into the mystical realms of “Elden Ring” anytime, anywhere.
But here’s the twist: Tencent plans to offer the mobile version as a free-to-play game with in-app purchases, taking inspiration from the success of titles like “Genshin Impact.” However, this shift from a one-time purchase model to free-to-play has raised concerns about maintaining the game’s integrity while balancing monetization.
Tencent’s track record with adapting console franchises for mobile hasn’t always been smooth sailing, with projects like the “Nier” series facing challenges over monetization strategies. Despite these hurdles, Tencent remains determined to crack the code and deliver a mobile gaming experience worthy of the “Elden Ring” legacy.
But that’s not all—Tencent faces additional hurdles, including China’s new approval system, which could lead to uncertain delays in the game’s release. Nevertheless, with gaming revenues at stake, Tencent’s chairman emphasizes the urgent need for a new hit to keep the company at the forefront of the industry.
As we eagerly anticipate the arrival of “Elden Ring” on mobile devices, let’s continue to support Tencent’s gaming endeavors, whether it’s through classic titles like “PUBG Mobile” or the exciting promise of upcoming releases. Stay tuned for more updates as we embark on this epic journey together!