Xbox Exec Rubbishes Rumors of Elden Ring Trailer at March Event

Published 03/01/2021, 6:54 AM EST


Nintendo and Sony had recently conducted the Nintendo Direct and State of Play, respectively. While the former emphasized on the games available on Nintendo Switch for the first half of 2021, the latter focused on ten upcoming games for the PS4 and the PS5. Ever since, Xbox patrons have been expecting Microsoft to announce a similar event to update the community regarding the future of its gaming console.

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Following Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda and ZeniMax, players have also been eager to know more about the games that currently being developed by these studios. However, the console giant hasn’t revealed much about the same up till now.

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Reports have suggested that Microsoft will host a Xbox showcase event named ‘What’s new for gaming’ on March 23.

Paul Thurrot, on Twitter, claimed that a similar event regarding the future of Microsoft Windows is also in the works:

Soon after, there were rumors about Elden Ring being a part of the upcoming Microsoft’s showcase event.

Reputed video game reporter Jason Schreir also believed Bandai Namco and FromSoftware will soon reveal more information on the upcoming title:

Hence, a majority of fans safely assumed that Microsoft’s event will contain a trailer for Elden Ring.

Xbox rejects the possibility of game announcements and world premiers in the near future

Aaron Greenburg, the GM at Xbox Games Marketing at Microsoft, has outright rejected the aforementioned claims.

In a recent tweet, he clarified that none of Microsoft’s upcoming ventures include a trailer for Elden Ring.

Jeff Grubb was one of the biggest names who had talked about an upcoming Elden Ring showcase. Following Xbox’s latest statement, the GamesBeat Editor clarified that he never claimed this showcase will happen at any Xbox event. Instead, Jeff looks forward to witness more announcements regarding Bethesda’s future with Xbox when the deal officially closes.

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Elden Ring’s gameplay resembles FromSoftware’s previous titles like Dark Souls, and Bloodborne, but will have a much larger open world. It comes as no surprise that the game had also bagged The Game Award for Most expected Game in 2020.

From the looks of it, fans will have to wait a little longer to know more about Elden Ring. Regardless, we can still expect some exciting announcements for Xbox users in the upcoming showcase event by Microsoft.

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Aakrit Sharma is an eSports author at EssentiallySports, and has written over 600 articles for their eSports division. He is an undergradate student at Delhi University. From getting chased by The Dahaka while playing Prince of Persia Warrior Within, to sweating his way up in ranked Apex Legends matches, he developed his consuming passion for the massive world of gaming and now writes about it with the same enthusiasm.

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