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Elden Ring creator inspired by Escape From Tarkov for next project

Elden Ring creator inspired by Escape From Tarkov for next project


Escape from Tarkov is currently mired in countering the rampant cheating in its game and has had some choice words for those willing to see how far they can bend the rules before they break. "Hackers, cheaters and other related scum of the earth," started the post from Battlestate Games COO Nikita Buyanov, shining a light on the issue while sounding something like one of the myriad of Elden Ring enemies that the Tarnished meets in the RPG.

It isn't this fierce language that has turned Elden Ring creator Hidetaka Miyazaki's head. Escape from Tarkov's multiplayer mode is interesting to the esteemed game director as a source of inspiration for a potential new project. Elden Ring is enormously successful, celebrating its one year anniversary over the weekend, and has already announced another DLC that possibly focuses on one of the game's most mysterious characters.

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"Obviously Elden Ring is a commercial success," said Miyazaki in an interview with IGN. "Everybody's aware about that, but it doesn't really affect what we are going to create next. We basically keep creating the game that we want to create, and that's our policy. It's very simple."

Queried on the directions that the game industry is going in, the director said that the evolution of multiplayer has occupied a corner of his mind for some time now. "I'm not really sure whether this is the latest trend, but the multiplayer elements that in terms of both technology and the game designs, we keep updating [them]," he answered. "So I'm really interested in that as one of the fans and one of the creators. Especially speaking of [Escape From]Tarkov, for example. So I'm basically paying attention to those elements as a creator and fan of the game."

"Other folks in the industry, they keep updating multiplayer network functionality and the game design in order to change the way that the players are involved in the gameplay, and how the players are used as one of the resources for the gameplay. So that's why I'm paying attention to these elements," concluded Miyazaki.

Shadow of the Erdtree doesn't have a launch window at the moment, and FromSoftware has been clear to say that even though Elden Ring has been their golden goose, it won't affect what they make next.

Featured Image Credit: Battlestate Games, Bandai Namco

Topics: Elden Ring, Bandai Namco, Fromsoftware