Elden Ring director and Souls series creator Hidetaka Miyazaki has no idea why From Software’s latest game has been so successful, but such a stellar reception won’t affect how the games are created.
As reported by IGN, while speaking during a question-and-answer session after taking home the grand prize at the PlayStation Partner Awards 2022 Japan Asia a few days ago, Hidetaka Miyazaki revealed that he had no idea why the studio’s latest game was so successful compared to previous games. As such, he probably wouldn’t be able to replicate what made Elden Ring such a success. Even if he could, he feels it would be a bad idea.
“Honestly, I haven’t analyzed it much. It’s true that sales were higher than those of our previous games, but I have no idea why. So even if I wanted to reproduce that success, I couldn’t.”
“I try not to think about it too much, because I think it would be nice to analyze it in depth and try to consciously replicate it in another game.”
Even if he has no idea why Elden Ring has been so successful, Hidetaka Miyazaki is happy with what the game has been like since its release earlier this year. However, he tries to avoid reading player feedback as much as possible, as this will affect his future decisions as a developer.
“I can’t listen to every single comment from our players, and if I only receive select parts of the feedback, it could influence my future decisions as a developer, which I find somewhat unsettling. I know that I personally can’t be completely objective, so I try to avoid direct exposure.” for many opinions.
The Elden Ring is available now on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One worldwide. Learn more about the game by checking out my review.
I tried really hard to find any bugs in Elden Ring, but no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t find any external technical issues that the developers could fix via patches. I firmly believe that perfection does not exist and that it is always possible to improve, but I really couldn’t think of anything Elden Ring could have done better. As such, the game fully deserves a perfect score, an honor I would bestow on only a few other recent games, not only for its extremely high quality but also for what it achieves with its open world and how it will certainly influence video games as a whole in the future.