FromSoftware’s Elden Ring became the darlings of the gaming community, when it arrived earlier this year.
The action-RPG title garnered rave reviews from fans and critics alike, and in the eyes of many fans, FromSoftware’s masterpiece is their choice for Game of the Year.
Elden Ring (PS5)
Elden Ring is a fantasy action RPG title from FromSoftware, the developers behind franchises like Dark Souls, Bloodborne and more.
The title also gained widespread popularity around the globe to become one of the best-selling games of the year. In its latest financial earnings report, FromSoftware’s parent company Kadokawa announced a 1100% increase in profit with its gaming division, thanks to Elden Ring’s success. The company also announced an improvement of 255% in net sales for the fiscal year as well.
Kadokawa Q2 FY23 Earnings
Revenue: $396.4m +10.6% YoY
Operating Profit: $24.5m -11.2% YoY
Gaming segment up 54.3% in revenue in Q2 and up 255.1% for the FY due to strong sales of Elden Ring.
Multiple games in development, both new IP and based on Kadokawa animations IP. pic.twitter.com/z2SXRRTxHM
— MauroNL (@MauroNL3) November 2, 2022
Furthermore, it seems like Kadokawa’s fortunes with Elden Ring will continue for a while, as dataminers have found evidence of a future DLC in the works.
According to Sekiro Dubi, FromSoftware has reserved 30 codes between 9140 and 9169 that could be used to introduce new bosses in the future.
These events initialize flags & loot for killing bosses. They reserved the slots from 9140 to 9169 for DLC. As you can see there’s even unused boss flags for stuff that was probably cut, like 9102 a boss in Stormveil, or 9124 https://t.co/iedwIH0xq4 pic.twitter.com/jYrq5lqCM5
— Sekiro Dubi (@sekirodubi) November 1, 2022
Rumours about a DLC for Elden Ring have been swirling for quite some time, and it will be interesting to see what the developers have planned for fans of the hit title.