Earlier today, developer FromSoftware finally announced the long-awaited DLC expansion for Elden Ring. Called “Shadow of the Erdtree,” this DLC for Elden Ring does not yet have a concrete release date. The developers have simply stated that it’s “currently in development” and nothing else. However, we would expect it to arrive within the next year, as it’s unlikely the devs would tease the expansion if it was still over a year out.
While this is exciting for any fan of Elden Ring, players on the last-generation consoles, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, are worried if they will receive access to the DLC or not. In recent years, some developers have chosen to leave behind the last-gen consoles when it comes to DLC. For example, Cyberpunk 2077’s upcoming expansion, Phantom Liberty, is only releasing for current-gen consoles and PC.
So, PS4 and Xbox One players have some cause to be worried when it comes to Elden Ring and Shadow of the Erdtree. Fortunately, we know exactly where FromSoftware stands on the matter.
Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree for PS4 and Xbox One
Rise, Tarnished, and let us walk a new path together.
An upcoming expansion for #ELDENRING Shadow of the Erdtree, is currently in development.
We hope you look forward to new adventures in the Lands Between. pic.twitter.com/cjJYijM7Mw
— ELDEN RING (@ELDENRING) February 28, 2023
Luckily for any last-gen player, the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC will be arriving for both PS4 and Xbox One, at least as of now. The Elden Ring website states the following:
“Like the main story, we plan to distribute it on PlayStation 4 / PlayStation 5 / Xbox One / Xbox Series X|S / Steam. The follow-up report is still a little ahead, but I would appreciate it if you could look forward to it. We look forward to your continued support of ELDEN RING.”
This is terrific news for any player still on a PS4 or Xbox One. However, some players were surprised to see FromSoftware still committing to the last-gen hardware, as it’s over 10 years old at this point. Hopefully, though, the DLC will run perfectly fine on both the new and old hardware.
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