Exterior the customarily debated problem of the video games, one other facet that’s outlined the Souls franchise developed by FromSoftware has been their worlds. Usually deserted and bleak, the video games have put us in worlds that really feel like all civilization has collapsed way back. Whereas Elden Ring, the subsequent recreation from the developer, doesn’t share any official branding with the sequence, it actually seems like that custom will proceed with it.
We already knew that each the storytelling and gameplay can be primarily based closely on Darkish Souls. With the change over to an open world recreation, folks puzzled if possibly that may change slightly, primarily of their being extra NPCs and extra energetic villages and the form of factor we’ve turn into accustomed to in open world RPGs. Director Hidetaka Miyazaki squashed that by saying the world of Elden Ring may be very very like the Souls video games, one among destroy and desolation, in an interview with IGN.
“Villages would be the darkish dungeon-like ruins that you’ve got come to anticipate from us. Making a extra open recreation is a giant problem for us. If we have been so as to add cities on high of that, it might turn into a bit an excessive amount of, so we determined to create an open-world-style recreation centered on what we’re greatest at.”
It’s sounding increasingly more like Elden Ring goes to be a non secular successor to the Souls franchise, simply dropping the branding. We’ll get to see for ourselves when the sport drops subsequent 12 months on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.