FromSoftware’s next game in ‘final stage of development’, says Elden Ring director
Just a few months after the launch of Elden Ring, it’s clear FromSoftware is far from resting on its laurels, with director Hidetaka Miyazaki revealing that the studio has another game in the works that is nearing the end of its development.
In a recent interview with 4Gamer (opens in new tab) (via VGC) (opens in new tab)), Miyazaki was asked about a comment he made during an interview in 2018, in which he said that there were several games in development, two of which were undeclared.
The first of these, as we now know, was the Elden Ring but Miyazaki confirmed in this recent interview that the second is now in the “final stage” of its development. Then, it looks like the game has been in development for some time – at least more than four years.
The announcement comes not long after a tweet from the official FromSoftware account (opens in new tab)Which states that the studio is currently recruiting “for a wide range of positions for several new projects”.
Advertising roles like “game planner” and “system planner” (opens in new tab), it is very clear that some titles are still in the early stages. Whether any of these roles play for the ‘final stages’ mentioned by Miyazaki is not known, but it is certainly not impossible – ‘final stages’ is not ‘finished’, so there is still a lot to be done. remains.
Interestingly, Miyazaki noted in later interviews that, as a director, his “next title is already in motion” and that he would prefer to “avoid spoilers” in that area, stating that It is probably in its early stages.
Miyazaki also confirmed that Elden Ring will continue to receive updates even as the new game is in the works. He wasn’t willing to elaborate on what these updates would include — although we’ve seen reports of the DLC — but it’s clear the studio has plenty of reasons to keep hiring.
What could this new game be?
So, there’s a new FromSoftware game on the horizon. But what could it be? Well, a new entry in the long-dormant Armored Corps series was a popular topic in the rumor mill after a ResetEra earlier this year. (opens in new tab) The user claimed to have received a survey on the game. In Screenshots were later leaked on social media (opens in new tab) It looked like it could be very good in terms of development.
However, the studio has not confirmed these rumors and it could be something else entirely. Regardless of whether or not the nearly completed game is another Armored Core title, Elden Ring hasn’t been released for a long time and Miyazaki is working on a new project, it’s possible that he isn’t at the helm of directing, though. May be involved in any other way.
Indeed, in interview with 4Gamer he noted (translated using Google) that he is “developing many titles by directors who are not me”. However, only time will tell on this front.
Anyway, with Elden Ring out in the world now and proving to be a huge success for the studio, we hope we don’t have to wait too long for some official details about this next game.