This May be the Reason We’re Still Waiting on the Elden Ring DLC Shadow of the Erdtree

A new, very important detail has been revealed about Elden Ring.

This May be the Reason We're Still Waiting on the Elden Ring DLC Shadow of the Erdtree

SUMMARY

  • According to some leaks and rumors, a very significant trademark ownership has changed to From Software being the only one responsible for the Elden Ring IP.
  • A very popular insider has shown a document that shows an ownership transfer from Bandai Namco to From Software for the name Elden Ring.
  • This apparently began back in April of last year.
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The incredible success of Elden Ring keeps going with a strong and very active community. With a very anticipated DLC, Shadow of the Erdtree. The most profitable game of From Software ever, with more than 20,000,000 units sold.

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Most of the games by this developer have been distributed by Bandai Namco since the Dark Souls saga. A key point of this system has apparently changed recently. According to some insiders, From Software is now the only owner of the Elden Ring IP. A document has leaked that describes the ownership transfer from Bandai Namco to From Software. 

What would happen with Elden Ring and the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC?

Elden Ring is the most profitable game done by From Software
Elden Ring is the most profitable game done by From Software

Elden Ring is one of the most popular games in recent years. The community behind the game is very active and eager to see the new DLC, Shadow of the Erdtree. There is not much information about the release date of this new content. New information has been leaked; a very particular document has been revealed that shows a very strange ownership deal between From Software, the creators of Elden Ring, and Bandai Namco, the company that distributes the game. 

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According to Ziostorm, a famous Elden Ring YouTuber, Bandai Namco transferred the full Elden Ring IP ownership to From Software. Ziostorm posted in X a document that proves that the trademark is now only owned by From Software. The date of this change was back in April 2023. This could mean a lot of changes to the future of Elden Ring and the decision-making process of From Software for the content of the game. The DLC launch could be affected by this too. 

What could change for Elden Ring and From Software?

Elden Ring will probably launch it's new DLC Shadow of the Erdtree this year
Elden Ring will probably launch it’s new DLC Shadow of the Erdtree this year

If From Software is the only owner of the Elden Ring IP, this could mean that the studio has no one to answer to and makes all decisions by themselves. The rumored Elden Ring Mobile game could not happen after all. As for the DLC, Shadow of the Erdtree, this could mean that From Software will have to do all the marketing without the help of Bandai Namco. But this ownership document does not mean that Bandai Namco and From Software parted ways or anything like that. 

Neither Bandai Namco nor From Software talk about this, so this could not mean anything for the DLC launch or distribution done by Bandai Namco. There has not even been a mention from Bandai Namco or From Software about the possible launch of the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC. The second anniversary of the game is coming very soon, and new information could be revealed.

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