According to FromSoftware insider Lance McDonald, Elden Ring was initially planned to feature two small DLCs, before being merged into one larger expansion.
Elden Ring was reportedly supposed to get two DLCs and a season pass, although FromSoftware apparently canceled these plans.
The news comes from FromSoftware insider Lance McDonald who claims that Elden Ring was initially planned to feature two smaller DLCs before the studio opted to combine them into one larger expansion.
McDonald suggests that the Colosseum PvP in the game was intended to be connected to at least one of these DLCs, but it was eventually released as a free update. Additionally, the leaker disclosed that there were initial plans for a season pass, which were ultimately abandoned.
According to MacDonald, a similar situation also happened with Bloodborne – he claims that the game had a season pass initially planned, including several expansions. However, this idea was eventually scrapped.
Judging by the insider's information, the upcoming Shadow of the Erdtree expansion for Elden Ring appears to encompass concepts from two previously intended expansions for the game.
As of now, details about Shadow of the Erdtree and the specific content or features it will bring to Elden Ring remain scarce. The teaser image displays a burnt Erdtree within a golden field, suggesting that the expansion's events may take place following the conclusion of the base game's story.