Leaked Elden Ring character creator is the scariest part of the game
It’s obviously unfinished but leaked footage shows off Elden Ring’s character creator and fans are already impressed.
With only a month until Elden Ring finally releases, its character creator has leaked online courtesy of YouTuber ER-SA, who somehow managed to access it within the game’s closed network test.
Said network test only offered pre-built characters to choose from, so this is the first look at the character creator. It’s clearly incomplete, as all the text is blanked out and, at one point, the player’s character model vanishes except for the hair and eyes, but fans are already excited by the range of options available.
Throughout the six-minute video, ER-SA scrolls through everything that’s on offer. There appear to be 10 classes to choose from, although only a few of them wear clothes in the preview, likely a result of it being unfinished.
What fans are particularly impressed about is the detail of the character model, with many praising it for looking like an actual person compared to previous FromSoftware games like Dark Souls 3.
The freedom it offers, however, means you can just as easily make something more monstrous than the actual monsters, which is precisely what ER-SA does.
Their character ends up with massive eyes that peer into your soul, a smile too big for his face, and sickly green skin with red splotches; something that fans are equally happy to see judging by the comments.
The PlayStation 5 remake of Demon’s Souls by Bluepoint Games also featured an improved character creator compared to the original. Perhaps FromSoftware took a few pointers from that for Elden Ring.
In an interview with Edge (transcribed by PC Gamer), Elden Ring director Hidetaka Miyazaki did admit that the graphics team felt a lot of pressure after seeing how good the Demon’s Souls remake looked.
‘Graphical fidelity is not something we put as the top priority,’ he said. ‘What we ask for on the graphics side depends on the systems and requirements of the game itself, and it takes less priority compared to the other elements of development. So this is always an area where I feel a little bit apologetic towards my graphics team because I know they work extremely hard.’
While not a Dark Souls sequel, Elden Ring very much follows the same formula, dropping players in a fantasy land (one which George R. R. Martin of Game Of Thrones fame contributed to) and sending them on a dangerous and challenging journey to rebuild the shattered Elden Ring.
Elden Ring releases for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, and PC on February 25.
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