BOTW, The Witcher and The Elder Scrolls

BOTW, The Witcher and The Elder Scrolls

Three months have passed since the release of Elden Ring and it is still considered one of the best games of the year, as well as one of the best open world video games. In an interview for Xbox Japan, Hidetaka Miyazaki was asked if he had been inspired by any game for Elden Ring, to which the president of FromSoftware answered honestly.

According to Hidetaka Miyazaki, Elden Ring is not inspired by any particular game, but as a gamer, he has played many open-world video games considered “masterpieces”, and admits to being very inspired by each of them.

[Elden Ring] it’s not particularly inspired by any particular game. As a gamer, I play a lot of open world games called masterpieces, I took a lot of inspiration from each of them. There is no time to mention the title, like The Elder Scrolls series and The Witcher 3. Especially in recent years, I think The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been mentioned a lot.”

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Although Miyazaki claims to have been inspired by every open world game he has played, or at least those that are considered masterpieces, he only mentions the same ones that the community mentions when they talk about the best games of the genre: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and The Elder Scrolls series.

Miyazaki was also asked in the interview what he thought about summoning ashes, to which the game director said that he likes what they bring to an RPG, so he would be very happy if players learn to enjoy them.

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Xbox Japan also asked Miyazaki how he felt about the incredible success of Elden Ring, which has already outsold Call of Duty: Vanguard in North America, to which the FromSoftware president said he’s happy, but his attitude towards game production hasn’t changed, so they will continue to develop games that they think are interesting.

Source: Xbox.