Hidetaka Miyazaki would consider creating a customary JRPG, but it would not be related to Enchanted Arms


Elden Ring director Hidetaka Miyazaki is interested in creating a more customary Japanese RPG, but if such a project actually happens, don’t expect it to be based on a select few of FromSoftware’s past games.

The creator of Dark Souls talked about his desire to explore novel gameplay styles during an interview with Rolling Stone. He explains that he is not interested in leaving his mark on many of FromSoftware’s previous IPs, as series like Kings Field and Enchanted Arms are too tied to other developers’ work.

“I think a lot of these games are tied to the work of directors who almost invented this style of game,” he said.

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“I don’t think there’s a scenario where I would create the King’s Field myself. The same can be said for Otogi and Enchanted Arms.

Miyazaki continued, “I don’t think there is a scenario where I would create the King’s Field myself. The same can be said for Otogi and Enchanted Arms.”

The only exception to this rule is the Armored Core series. Miyazaki was a planner on Armored Core: Last Raven and was also involved in other games in the series. As a result, he feels prepared to potentially return to this universe.

“I worked on Armored Core 4 and Armored Core: For Answer,” he added. “This allowed me to create my own interpretation of Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon and expand upon it.”

We’ll have to wait to see if Miyazaki’s vision for the customary JRPG becomes a reality. Meanwhile, FromSoftware begins releasing a substantial Elden Ring DLC ​​in the form of Shadow of the Erdtree. Although the studio’s next project remains a secret, the head of FromSoftware recently revealed it The world he co-created with George RR Martin is not exactly his idea of ​​the “perfect fantasy RPG game.”

“Although Elden Ring isn’t everything, it’s pretty close,” he said at the time. “It’s getting closer.”

For more, be sure to read on how the team can introduce novel co-op elements to future titles. You can also read our interview with Miyazaki, where we learned more about the world of Elden Ring and how the DLC builds on an already fantastic formula. Don’t forget to check out ours Shadow of Erdtree review, too. As with the original Elden Ring, we rated the additional content 10/10.

Michael Cripe is a freelance contributor to IGN. He began writing in the industry in 2017 and is best known for his work on outlets such as The Pitch, The Escapist, OnlySP and Gameranx.

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