Hidetaka Miyazaki may have confirmed Elden Ring 2 and more sequels

Hidetaka Miyazaki may have confirmed Elden Ring 2 and more sequels
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Tom Chapman

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21st Aug 2023 10:52

With 2023 being dominated by the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Starfield, and Marvel's Spider-Man 2, it's easy to forget the Goliaths of 2022. Up there with God of War Ragnarok, Elden Ring blew us away and set its stake as Game of The Year.

While things have gone quiet on all things Elden Ring as we wait for the massive Shadow of the Erdtree DLC, it seems FromSoftware is still looking at the future of the franchise. No one was buying that Elden Ring was going to be one-and-done, but now, Hidetaka Miyazaki might've just confirmed Elden Ring 2.

Did Hidetaka Miyazaki confirm Elden Ring 2 and more sequels?

Future Press has just released the second volume of the Elden Ring Books of Knowledge, expanding on the various monsters you'll encounter in the Lands Between, as well as stats and insight from those who brought this world to life. One of the big selling points in an exclusive interview with Elden Ring Director, Hidetaka Miyazaki.

In the book, Miyazaki hints at the future of the Lands Between and says that the Roundtable Hold is a particularly important place of interest. Miyazaki says its importance is being saved for "future games", suggesting we'll be returning to The Lands Between at some point.

The interview is only brief and hasn't been made publically available online, however, if Miyazaki is already dropping tidbits about potential sequels and an expanded franchise, expect this to become a recurring question in interviews.

What do we know about Elden Ring 2?

Elden Ring Erdtree
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News of Elden Ring 2 shouldn't come as much of a surprise, nor should a potential Elden Ring 3, 4, or however many other games FromSoftware imagines. The developer's Dark Souls series knocked out a brilliant trilogy, and the first game reached nowhere near the levels of mainstream success as Elden Ring.

Earlier this year, FromSoftware teased the idea of working on multiple games at once, suggesting Elden Ring 2 could already be in development alongside Armored Core 6 - then again, that's just wishful thinking. As soon as Elden Ring was released, publisher Bandai Namco was talking about "expanding" the IP

There are also whispers of an Elden Ring TV series, although Elden Ring 2 makes the most sense for the time being. After all, you don't bring George R.R. Martin on board to write thousands of years of lore, just for a single game. Either way, Elden Ring 2 isn't emerging from the Lake of Rot just yet.

Tom is Trending News Editor at GGRecon, with an NCTJ qualification in Broadcast Journalism and over seven years of experience writing about film, gaming, and television. With bylines at IGN, Digital Spy, Den of Geek, and more, Tom’s love of horror means he's well-versed in all things Resident Evil, with aspirations to be the next Chris Redfield.

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