According to dataminer and modder Lance McDonald, the Shadow of the Erdtree expansion to the open-world fantasy action RPG Elden Ring, announced in February, wouldn’t be the only one.
In its Discord community, McDonald missthat Elden Ring would have a season pass for two expansions, but the idea was scrapped in favor of a big add-on.
According to McDonald, PvP battle arenas coming with a free update in December 2022 should be part of the first paid expansion for Elden Ring, which initially contained significantly more content.
When and why FromSoftware’s plans changed, and whether the content excised from the coliseums will be included in the earlier second expansion for Elden Ring (i.e. Shadow of the Erdtree), McDonald doesn’t know.
It is worth noting that McDonald shared his insides with the Discord audience back in the first half of May, but the news caught the players’ attention only now. Dataminer however from what has been said does not refuse.
McDonald noted that the situation is reminiscent of what happened with Bloodborne, where two planned additions eventually merged into one. But Dark Souls 3 once received a season pass with two addons.
Shadow of the Erdtree has been in development for PC (Steam), PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S for over a year released spring.