We heard new rumours about Hidetaka Miyazaki’s (Souls series, Bloodborne) and George R. R. Martin’s (A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones…) game.
Omni seems to be an insider on FromSoftware games, and he wrote some interesting details about Elden Ring on Reddit: „As someone who generally isn’t into most of the last decade’s open-world (AAA especially) titles (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild included), I would say if you’re in the same boat as me, you don’t have anything to worry about in terms of how FromSoftware is designing their „open-world,” and it’s the reason they’re pivoting away from even really calling it „Open World” and moving more towards the distinction of „Open Field.” To denote a greater openness than past games have provided while also staying away from popular and overused Open World trends, which doesn’t just mean „So we made Dark Souls, but now areas are big enough to ride a horse through too” either. But design elements and direction, especially in terms of an open world are one of the things I plan to talk about and go more in-depth with in the future. But there will be open sections as well as more „corridor-like sections” like past games.” And on ResetEra, he added that some sort of a multiplayer will be included: „Multiplayer is in but truth be told I’m not a multiplayer player, so I haven’t bothered to concern myself with the specifics of it.”
He doesn’t want to reveal more details due to the game being fluctuating on what it will keep in the retail version and what gets the cut: „I don’t want to make any promises that I can’t keep, so while something like the landscape as a whole is inspired by Scotland or the game being inspired by Shadow of the Colossus, weather and day/night and other general things are macro things that aren’t going to change, smaller micro-level stuff like every area, asset, NPC will make it into the final game or how certain gameplay systems work are in flux and aren’t guaranteed until the game is gold. Something true in January might no longer be true in May. Which is why I try to avoid and would prefer not to be asked micro or hyper-specific topics like that (and you should probably be wary of anyone else that claims they do have such detailed info).”
Elden Ring is in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, but since we haven’t seen much of it yet, we wouldn’t be surprised if it was shown in February at the rumoured PlayStation 5 event.
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