In a latest interview, Elden Ring creator Hidetaka Miyazaki spoke about how he wants to make dying in games “enjoyable.”
Speaking to The New Yorker, Miyazaki dived into his thought processes behind the best way he designs his game. “I’ve never been a very skilled player,” Miyazaki stated in the interview. “I die a lot. So, in my work, I want to answer the question: If death is to be more than a mark of failure, how do I give it meaning? How do I make death enjoyable?”
Miyazaki can also be clearly aware of how his games aren’t for everybody, saying he does “feel apologetic toward anyone who feels there’s just too much to overcome” in his games, however he additionally wants “as many players as possible to experience the joy that comes from overcoming hardship.”
And Miyazaki additionally discovered the query of how troublesome a game ought to be or not be an fascinating one, however famous the way it is a vital a part of FromSoftware‘s games. “We are always looking to improve, but, in our games specifically, hardship is what gives meaning to the experience. So it’s not something we’re willing to abandon at the moment. It’s our identity.”
One of probably the most notable features of Elden Ring is the truth that Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin was concerned in creating the story for the game. But Miyazaki notes that Martin solely labored on the backstory, not the script itself. “In our games, the story must always serve the player experience,” Miyazaki stated. “If [Martin] had written the game’s story, I would have been worried that we might have to drift from that. I wanted him to be able to write freely and not to feel restrained by some obscure mechanic that might have to change in development.”
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