Elden Ring might have received universal praise, but Hidetaka Miyazaki says he’s yet to make his “ideal fantasy RPG”

Elden Ring has widely been accepted as one of the best games ever made, yet director Hidetaka Miyazaki is apparently still searching for his “ideal fantasy RPG.”

When I say “Elden Ring is…” it’s quite likely that your response is “a perfect video game.” Whether that’s actually true or not isn’t for me to decide, but it is undeniably an incredibly beloved game. But the game’s own director, Miyazaki, is still working towards making his version of what a fantasy RPG. The game maker recently spoke with PC Gamer, where he spoke about all manner of FromSoftware related topics (including whether he wants a Bloodborne PC port or not).

While talking about old TTRPGs from the ’80s like Dungeons & Dragons, Miyazaki said that “you might say that trying to capture the excitement of those old tabletop games and game books was one facet of making Elden Ring.” When asked if he felt Elden Ring was an extension of those old RPGs, he explained, “I think more than anything, it’s just my personal preference when it comes to RPGs and exploring those fantasy worlds, so you might see some of my personal idiosyncrasies come into play with Elden Ring there.

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