Following yesterday’s Elden Ring information, Bandai Namco Entertainment confirmed in a press launch that the sport’s PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S variations will likely be free for those that buy the sport on last-gen consoles.

Although Elden Ring doesn’t launch till subsequent yr, that is welcome information in mild of reviews that PS5 and Xbox Series X provide shortages will lengthen nicely into 2022.

“With Elden Ring, we have applied all our dark fantasy and action-RPG expertise cultivated throughout the Dark Souls series, in order to create a bold, classical evolution of the genre,” director Hidetaka Miyazaki stated in a press release. “We’ve crafted a rich world with a staggering sense of scale, based off of legends written for the game by George R. R. Martin. Elden Ring is a world full of mystery and peril, ready to be explored and discovered; a drama in which various characters flaunt their own mystique and ulterior motives. We sincerely hope you enjoy experiencing it for yourself.”

Bandai Namco Entertainment President and CEO, Yasuo Miyakawa, added that he admires Miyazaki and George R.R. Martin, and is worked up to ship Elden Ring to a passionate fan base across the globe.

“We will continue to develop Elden Ring not only as a game but also in a variety of other areas in order to deliver the worldview and charm of this title to our fans around the world,” Miyakawa continued. “We look forward to your continued support.”

After an extended wait, Elden Ring will launch on January 21st, 2022.