Is Elden Ring a prequel? New fan theory links the game to Dark Souls and Bloodborne
Is Elden Ring a prequel to other From Software titles? This is a question that many fans of From Software games have been asking for a while now, and some gamers are considering the idea. Maybe they are right after all.
Elden Ring was released on February 25, and since then, the From Software title has garnered a huge following and currently has over 200,000 players on its servers. That number was even higher in the early days of release, approaching one million. The adventure game from the creators of Dark Souls has managed to arouse players’ curiosity and need for challenge in this rather difficult and mysterious title. Since its release, hundreds of guides, news and discussions have been made about the title, and many gamers are still looking to learn more about the fantastic game.
Recently, a post on the official Elden Ring subreddit shared a common idea that has been on everyone’s mind for quite some time now. The post presents the idea that Elden Ring could be a prequel to the rest of the fairly similar From Software titles. This would place Elden Ring at the origin of the Demon Souls, Dark Souls and Bloodborne franchises. Many players agree with this “theory” and many of them even claim similarities between the three endings that players can obtain in Elden Ring with the intro sequences of each title.
Many players even associate one of Elden Ring’s endings with Sekiro, another From Software game. Most gamers agree that there are many coincidences between all of these titles and perhaps they are all related. Many players shared their theories based on their knowledge and experience of other titles.
Overall, this post brings the Elden Ring community together, which is a good thing when it comes to discussing the lore of the game and how it all might tie together. A few weeks ago, many players were discussing the sudden changes to the game, and before that, they were discussing how useless one of the in-game items was. This post might make a lot of players want to go back and play the other titles, which is good for the developers and their franchises. The level of engagement and joy that many players get from these titles is remarkable, and these theories could add to their fun and enjoyment.
Ring of Elden is currently available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC.