Hidetaka Miyazaki teases Elden Ring 2

Hidetaka Miyazaki teases Elden Ring 2
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Joseph Kime

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22nd Feb 2024 10:55

It feels good that we're all talking about Elden Ring again. Something about the hype around the game felt fulfilling, and now we're on the verge of seeing it spring to life all over again.

February 21's reveal for the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC was huge, overshadowing even Nintendo's Partner Showcase and showing players just what awaits them in the Land of Shadow.

The content pack looks to add a whole new layer of excitement to exploring Elden Ring, and players are now more excited than they've ever been. But, it seems that the excitement might not end with the DLC, as Hidetaka Miyazaki has hinted that Elden Ring 2 could be coming in the distant future.

Hidetaka Miyazaki hints at Elden Ring 2

A giant Wicker monster containing billowing flames followed by a legion of defenders in Elden Ring's Shadow of the Erdtree DLC.
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Hidetaka Miyazaki, director of Elden Ring, sat down for a few interviews to commemorate the reveal of the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC, and he told IGN that the game's team isn't thinking about the total finale of Elden Ring just yet.

"We don't want to say this is the end of the Elden Ring saga for now," he says. "I think we said a similar thing at the end of Dark Souls 3. We didn't want to flatten those possibilities or put a pin in them just at that time. And it's a similar story with Elden Ring."

Stirring up the idea of a full-blown Elden Ring 2 to continue the story, Miyazaki added, "We don't want to discourage the possibilities for that. There might be more ideas in the future." Unfortunately, this comes with the confirmation, "We don't have any current plans to make a second DLC or a sequel."

Still, giving hope to the idea of Elden Ring 2, Miyazaki concluded, "But we definitely don't want to snuff out that possibility. We think that there could well be something in the future." This attitude could be a good indication that FromSoftware has the right idea.

The difference now between Dark Souls 3 and Elden Ring is that the latter was the biggest critical and financial splash that FromSoftware has ever made, and though the company won't always follow the money, it will at least serve as some kind of motivation.

Elden Ring Mobile is coming
A corpse-like monster readies a spike to strike in Elden Ring's Shadow of the Erdtree DLC.
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On a technicality, it certainly isn't the last we've seen of Elden Ring, as Tencent is currently working on a mobile version of the adventure game that takes advantage of the microtransaction-laden landscape to create a version of the game akin to Genshin Impact.

It was a curious pitch, to say the least, and though development is indicated to be slow, it’s still something we can expect to arrive eventually. Whether it sounds like a good idea is an entirely different beast.

Either way, the fact that we could get any more Elden Ring is exciting in itself. FromSoftware has never created something so special, and the gaming industry is blessed to see more of it - even if you're buying runes with your real hard-earned money.

Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.

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