Elden Ring appears to be on a never-ending hype train, and with less than two months till release, it is now Steam’s most anticipated title. That’s because From Software’s next action RPG has surpassed all other games on Steam in terms of wishlisting. Elden Ring’s achievement is noteworthy, as Techland’s highly anticipated sequel to 2015’s Dying Light held the top slot for a year, according to Eurogamer. The “Top Wishlists” page on Steam is a wonderful sign of Steam player excitement, but it doesn’t provide any exact data.
However, someone wishlisting a game does not automatically translate to a purchase so if there were numbers, it wouldn’t necessarily be indicative of how much Elden Ring is going to sell on Steam. It’s a great indicator for general excitement around the title, though, and considering Dying Light 2 held the top spot for a year (after taking it from Cyberpunk 2077), Elden Ring is sitting pretty.
For context, here’s what the top 10 on Steam’s “Top Wishlists” page looks like right now:
Dying Light 2 Stay Human
God of War (2018)
Hollow Knight: Silksong
The Day Before
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl
As you can see, Elden Ring is sitting above some very exciting releases such as Starfield, the PC version of God of War, and the sequel to indie darling Hollow Knight, Hollow Knight: Silksong. Hopefully, Elden Ring delivers on all the hype it’s garnered so far. One Game Informer editor who previewed the game seems to think so.