The boss of FromSoftware and creator of Elden Ring has confessed that he will not be playing his own game, although it is “very close” to his ideal title.
In an interview with the magazine EDGE, the great craftsman of Souls from FromSoftware, Hidetaka Miyazaki, has announced that he will not play in the future Elden Ring. But don’t get me wrong, it’s not a matter of taste. Indeed, the studio’s new production is, according to Miyazaki-san, very close to his “ideal game”:
I probably wouldn’t play Elden Ring, I wouldn’t want to (…) Because it’s a game that I created, it’s my personal policy. I wouldn’t have any surprises that a new player might know, I wouldn’t feel like I was playing. (…) But if I did, then it would be close to the ideal game I want because it’s a game I designed.
The president of the studio, director of Elden Ring but also creator of Bloodborne or the Dark Souls saga, explains in more detail what makes this title his most successful opus:
This open world enriches this ideal experience that I am trying to achieve. If I had to explore this kind of world, I would like to have a real map. Like, if I saw something there, I wish I could go and explore it. And I would like to fight with a dragon in an epic arena. Things like that. These are very simple things, but Elden Ring allows a lot of these things to become a reality for me, creating something that is very close to my ideal game.
The game, one of the most anticipated of the year, whose creation of the lore was entrusted to George RR Martin, will be released on February 25, 2022 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One and PC. Its size and pre-download date are now known.