Summer Game Fest 2021: From Among Us Updates to Elden Ring, Everything Announced at the Live Event

Published 06/10/2021, 6:47 PM EDT


Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest 2021 live kick-off ended recently, and it was nothing short of a blast. The virtual gaming expo set the tone for a wonderful weekend for the industry. Developers, big and small, from all around the gaming industry showed up to take the stage and make exciting announcements about their IPs. Most of all, the much-anticipated game Elden Ring finally announced its launch date.

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Regardless of all the presentations, there were a few that certainly stole the spotlight of the show. Call of Duty dropped the Season 4 trailer for Warzone and Black Ops Cold War. Moreover, Jeff Goldblum also joined in to reveal the world premiere trailer for Jurassic World Evolution 2. However, the biggest highlight had to be the world premiere of Elden Ring, the most-anticipated game of the year.

Elden Ring to release on January 21, 2022

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Geoff Keighley finally broke out of the game prison, where he was put after he name-dropped Elden Ring at The Game Awards 2021. While the game did receive an award at his show, fans were expecting a lot more like a trailer or a launch date. However, Geoff failed to deliver on either of those fronts.

Fortunately, he redeemed himself as he managed to get FromSoftware and Bandai Namco to hold the world premiere of the Elden Ring gameplay reveal at the Summer Game Fest 2021. From amazing bosses to magical fight sequences, it seems like the game is a winner in every way possible.

The trailer also ended with a launch date announcement. The game is finally going to come out on January 21, 2022, for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

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Everything new coming to Among Us

Geoff Keighley seems to be a favorite of Among Us as InnerSloth previously announced the Airship update at The Game Awards 2020 and now has announced yet another major update at his Summer Game Fest 2021. The studio had been dropping hints about all the changes coming to the game on its social media. However, it has finally revealed everything that fans can expect to arrive soon.

According to the Roadmap reveal, the game is definitely getting the 15 player update soon, along with new colors. Players can now pick Tan, Maroon, Gray, Rose, Banana, and Coral apart from all the colors currently in the game. Moreover, the game is also getting an all-new hide and seek mode.

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InnerSloth is also going to add yet another map in Among Us. However, it chose not to include a lot on that front as of now. Instead, to compensate for that, the developers have added some of the most popular roles from different game mods to the global version such as the Sheriff.

There is a lot more InnerSloth has planned for Among Us. With another major update so soon after the last one, this could finally be the boost that restores the popular game back to its former glory.

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Shwetang Parthsarthy is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. His love for arguments and games has led him down two paths: being a law student and writing about the world of gaming since 2017. What started as a teenage hobby in the relatively small mobile gaming world with FPS games like Critical Ops and Call of Duty: Mobile, has grown into a professional pursuit with EssentiallySports.

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