In an unsurprising turn of events, Elden Ring by FromSoftware has surpassed Dying Light 2: Stay Human as Steam’s most-wishlisted game.
As if more confirmation were needed that FromSoftware’s Elden Ring is one of the most anticipated games of 2022, the game has become the most-wishlisted title on Steam. Fans are excited for this game for various reasons, the most notable of which is the participation of renowned fantasy novelist George R.R. Martin.
Elden Ring will be the next game from acclaimed Japanese studio FromSoftware, following Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. These popular developer’s games are notorious for being extremely challenging and esoteric. Vague, abstract tales are frequent in FromSoftware games, which means that the universe of Elden Ring was created by George R.R. Martin, author of the best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire trilogy, all the more intriguing. Another feature that distinguishes Elden Ring from past FromSoftware games is its open-world environment, which contrasts sharply with the Dark Souls and Bloodborne titles’ iconic interwoven world design. The visuals are also looking better than ever, with studio boss Hidetaka Miyazaki stating that the 2020 remake of Demon’s Souls inspired a greater focus on graphical quality.
According to Eurogamer, this game has surpassed all other games as the most-wishlisted on Steam. As a result, the new FromSoftware title has dethroned Dying Light 2: Stay Human from the top slot on the list, which it had held for the previous twelve months. Following these games, other highly anticipated titles include Hollow Knight: Silk song and the PC version of 2018’s God of War.
While this revelation will undoubtedly excite those working on Elden Ring, it is unlikely that it will surprise anyone; any FromSoftware game, especially the horrifying Elden Ring, is surrounded by a great amount of hype. It’s possible that more people are surprised that the game has taken so long to reach the top.
This development reflects From Software’s stratospheric surge in popularity with Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls release. Astonishingly, FromSoftware has been able to carve out a niche in mainstream gaming for serious, disturbing, and thought-provoking products in a market dominated by casual and easily digestible games like Fortnite and Call of Duty: Warzone. Elden Ring is shaping up to be a one-of-a-kind adventure, but fans will have to wait until next month to discover how FromSoftware’s excursion into open-world gaming turns out.
On February 25, Elden Ring will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.