FromSoftware released a statement through its official Twitter account addressing an issue with the PC version of Elden Ring. This problem in particular prevents the PC of the version game from launching or starting up. FromSoftware identified that this start up issue has to do with the Easy Anti-Cheat software that comes bundled with Elden Ring on PC. The statement shared that in some cases, the software does not install correctly, which leads to the game not starting. The developers are investigating the cause of this issue and apologized to consumers for any inconveniences.
『ELDEN RING』PC版にて、特定の環境下においてEasy Anti-Cheatのインストールに失敗し、ゲームを起動できない不具合が発生しています。現在、原因を調査しており、進展があり次第ご案内いたします。ご利用のお客様にはご迷惑をおかけし大変申し訳ございません。
— FROMSOFTWARE PLAYER SUPPORT (@fromsoftware_sp) February 25, 2022
Additionally, Bandai Namco released a patch right before the worldwide launch of the game to potentially fix multiple technical issues with Elden Ring. The fixes included frame drops, NPC events, and improved player control. However, users are still reporting that several of these issues remain within the PC release of the game. Most notably, issues concerning frame drops are still being reported.
Leading up to the release of Elden Ring, Bandai Namco also shared the minimum requirements to play Elden Ring on PC, which included the minimum graphics and processor requirements.
Elden Ring is immediately available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.