A “Small Element” In Elden Ring Still Remains To Be Discovered, Says Director

The prominent developer has left it to players to figure it out.

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  • The Elden Ring director said it still has a small element that remains to be discovered.
  • He clarifies the importance of secrets and believes they add to the challenging title.

The CEO of FromSoftware and Elden Ring director, Hidetaka Miyazaki, has clarified that the game still harbors a small, undiscovered element. The dev appeared in an interview with IGN to discuss the importance of unknowns and secrets that make the Souls-like genre what it is today. Therefore, he is looking forward to the players stumbling upon the hidden element two years after the title launched.

For me personally, there is a small element that I feel has not yet been discovered. So, whether that’s up to user interpretation or up to just further investigation and playing, that’s something I’m looking forward to. […] I think it’s a question of when and not if, but there may be something small still missing.”

The harsh landscape of Elden Ring holds no hands, and its secrets are equally well-hidden despite the proactive community always hunting for them. Miyazaki mentions that they add to the intrigue of the open world, creating a sense of discovery for long-time players who feel like they found something they were not supposed to.

The dev believes the game needs “unknowns” to amplify the challenging experience. So, he trusts that the players will eventually make these discoveries.

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The director hopes that players can discover the secret before the DLC drops. The entry came out on February 25, 2022, for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, and PC. eXputer’s Abdul Haddi rated the game a complete 5/5 in his review, dubbing it the “greatest Soulsborne ever made.

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Before experiencing the harrowing entry for the first time, check out our massive assortment of Elden Ring guides to have the best introduction to The Lands Between.

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