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Elden Ring Director Wants to Make a Traditional JRPG

Elden Ring director Hidetaka Miyazaki says he’d like to make a traditional JPRG one day and it’s probably not related to a niche JRPG From Software developed almost two decades ago. Miyazaki stated that he’s also open to leading the reigns on an Armored Core game.

Speaking to Rolling Stone in a recent interview focused on Elden Ring’s latest DLC, Shadow of the Erdtree, Hidetaka Miyazaki spoke about From Software’s past titles and how he’d never revive the studio’s older franchises like King’s Field as they were tied to different directors. “I think a lot of these games are so intertwined with the directors who almost invented that style of game,” he said. “I don’t think there’s a scenario where I myself would make a King’s Field. The same can be said about Otogi and Enchanted Arms.”

Enchanted Arms was a 2006 JRPG From Software had worked on in the past, though Miyazaki wasn’t involved in the project’s development at the time. It has since gained a cult following but a remake or remaster doesn’t seem to be on the table for the company right now.

Miyazaki went on to talk about potentially working on the Armored Core series again. Before he struck success with Demon’s Souls, Miyazaki worked on Armored Core: Last Raven as a planner before being appointed to director of the various Soulslike games we know today. He was also heavily involved in the early stages of development on Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon before handing the directing duties over to Masaru Yamamura.

“I worked on Armored Core 4 and Armored Core: For Answer. It enabled me to put my own interpretation on Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon and develop that,” said Miyazaki.

From Software recently released update 1.12 for Elden Ring which added support for Shadow of the Erdtree along with plenty of bug fixes, adjustments and improvements including the ability to now ride Torrent during the Elden Beast boss fight.

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree is now available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC.

Source: Rolling Stone

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