The name Hidetaka Miyazaki is one that rings true in the hearts of gamers all over the world. Often regarded as the mastermind behind the Soulsborne series as well as 2019’s Game of The Year Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Hidetaka Miyazaki is one of the most beloved creators in the gaming space standing right alongside other notable personalities like Hideo Kojima, Shinji Mikami, Hideki Kamiya etc.
In a recent interview given to Edge Magazine(issue 367), Miyazaki has stated that he won’t be playing his latest game on release. He adds that for him, its sort of a personal policy. He elaborates stating that: “You know, I probably won’t end up playing Elden Ring because it’s a game I’ve made myself…You wouldn’t get any of the unknowns that the fresh player is going to experience. Like I said before, it wouldn’t feel like playing. But if I did, then this would be close to the ideal game I’d want.”
This is very understandable, part of the enjoyment of playing the latest FromSoftware game is their excellent environmental storytelling that you have to discover from reading item descriptions as well as piecing things together using clues left behind in the environment, and as the creator of these games, Miyazaki already knows all the answers. He also adds that Elden Ring is his “ideal game” or the closest he can get to one at least.
Elden Ring has been consistently been one of the most fondly anticipated games since its initial announcement way back in July 2019. The game is being worked on by the dream team of Hidetaka Miyazaki and the writer of “A Song of Ice and Fire” series George R.R Martin. Martin’s expertise in writing has been put into the building the lore and the world of Elden Ring. Martin has talked about Elden Ring on multiple occasions and has shared his thoughts on the game as well, saying that it looks “incredible”. He recently also made a blog post discussing his time spent with team behind Elden Ring and what it was like being approached by From Software for their latest project.
In other news, FromSoftware’s Dark Souls also recently won the award for the Ultimate Game of All Time at the Golden Joystick Awards. As a huge fan of the Soulsborne series and someone who has multiple of From Software’s games in his Top 10 all-time favorite games, this was one of the most pleasant surprises of 2021. We can only hope that FromSoftware will continue to deliver with their games, and especially so with the long awaited Elden Ring.