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Elden Ring Quality of Life Improvement Would Make Quitting the Game Better

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  • Posted on 08th Apr, 2022 17:35 PM

Elden Ring players are asking the developers at FromSoftware to make a quality of life change to the game to make it easier to exit the game.

p>Elden Ring has proven to be the most successful game by FromSoftware yet, selling over 12 million copies in its early launch window. Yet while Elden Ring is putting up sales numbers that put it among massive multi-studio franchises, it's still very rough in some ways. Elden Ring has struggled with multiplayer bugs, broken questlines, and serious weapon balance issues since launch. While FromSoftware is working hard to correct lasting issues, players continue to bring various things to the developer's attention -- like how frustrating it is to try and quit the game.

As Elden Ring players on PlayStation and Xbox know, the game doesn't really feature an option to quit the game. There is a "Quit Game" option stuffed into Elden Ring's settings, but it's only a half measure. Clicking on the Quit Game button will exit the session but will only take players to Elden Ring's main menu. From there, there's no actual option to fully exit the game. Players have to go to their console home screen and shut the game down through the system.

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In a virally popular post on the Elden Ring subreddit, accruing nearly 16 thousand upvotes, players are asking for a quality of life change allowing players to actually quit the game. The image shared in the post features a second button below Quit Game that reads, "Quit Game, but really." Players want a simple option that will allow them to fully exit Elden Ring from a menu accessible within the gameplay experience.

The issue isn't limited to just the console version of Elden Ring, however. While console players don't have an option to close Elden Ring from any menu, PC players do. It's just frustrating. Like console players, they can find a Quit Game option from within Elden Ring's settings. This takes them back to Elden Ring's menu, where they have to wait to reconnect to Elden Ring's servers, accept Elden Ring's community guidelines, and then fully exit the game from the main menu.

Why FromSoftware has made it so frustrating to fully exit Elden Ring isn't clear. Some players believe it has to do with how the game preserves save data, while others think it's tied to the Easy Anti-Cheat partner software Elden Ring uses. Others just believe From Software didn't really have the time or energy to improve this part of the game, so long as it worked.

Whether FromSoftware will actually improve this part of Elden Ring in the future is a mystery. FromSoftware isn't known for updating anything in its games that isn't entirely necessary, particularly when it has to do with the PC version of the game. Still, having sold 12 million copies, perhaps FromSoftware and Bandai Namco will be behooved to respond to player feedback a bit more attentively than in the past.

Elden Ring is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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