The expansion Shadow of the Erdtree is apparently not the only game from the Elden Ring universe that we will play in the near or distant future. Many fans of FromSoftware studio will be quite surprised by the project mentioned in this news.
The latest reports from Reuters indicate that the Chinese company Tencent, which recently acquired the licensing rights to the game, has assembled a team to develop a prototype of the mobile version of Elden Ring. However, development of the title is expected to move at a pretty slow pace.
Reuters sources say it will be a free-to-play title for mobile devices, offering in-app microtransaction similar to Genshin Impact. The game developed by studio miHoYo can be classified as "gacha," using a lottery mechanism and encouraging players to make micropayments in exchange for the promise of access to additional, particularly desirable in-game content.
This type of mechanics aren't only often criticized by the community, but also legally regulated. Some time ago, China was reported to have tightened its regulations to restrict the amount of cash that players can spend on games such as Genshin Impact. Ultimately, certain changes were made to the proposed law, likely favorable to companies like Tencent, after "a thorough examination of public opinion." Maybe this encouraged the Chinese to take additional actions in using their licensing rights for Elden Ring.