November 25, 2022

Why won't we be able to use rings in Elden Ring?

Elden Ring is one of the most anticipated and eagerly awaited titles of early 2022, and every time a new unknown of the title is revealed, social networks tremble, being one of the most curiosities raised by the fact of not being able to equip rings.

The rings, an accessory that has been present in almost every FromSoftware release, will not be present despite giving the title its name, or at least not in the way that any Dark Soul fan would expect.

Fortunately the game's director, Miyazaki, wanted to jump into the fray to answer for the absence of this equipable item, which apparently will have a lot to do with the plot.

A single ring to rule them all?
In an interview with Wccftech, the creative and director explains that they can not be used in the game because they have an important plot, as they are a special object and can not be replaced by another just like that.

There are several reasons why we have made this decision; the first is that yes, we used rings a lot as equippable items in previous games and therefore, talismans this time allow us to approach their idea in a different way, with a greater variety of designs.

Of course the disappearance of rings as accessories will not be a nuisance for players, because as already happened with Bloodborne's runes, these will be replaced by talismans, so carrying the right equipment will still be of vital importance.

The second reason is that, of course, the rings exist as physical "finger rings" in the game, but they are more unique items that are involved in the story and unique character events, so we wanted them to have a special category within the Elden Ring world and also be something different from a design standpoint relative to talismans.

So no danger whatsoever for what looks like it will be FromSoftware's best game yet. Elden Ring will be released next February 25 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, X|S Series and PC.



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