As Elden Ring gamers cross the end line, many are left questioning what’s subsequent. FromSoftware has confirmed extra Elden Ring updates are on the best way, whereas DLC appears to be a given. But past that, FromSoftware isn’t the kind of developer to concentrate on its newest and best perpetually.
Under Hidetaka Miyazaki’s management, FromSoftware tends to focus extra on new IPs and upcoming titles than reiterating with sequels. This performs some position, probably, in how FromSoftware’s growth cycle, the place it usually has about two totally different video games in numerous levels of growth without delay. Dark Souls 2, Bloodborne, Dark Souls 3, Sekiro—their launch dates (2014, 2015, 2016, and 2019) all present how that is achieved. While it appears there’s at all times one thing cooking at FromSoftware, the corporate could also be seeking to take it up a notch.
FromSoftware just lately posted on social media, revealing that it was hiring employees throughout a variety of recreation growth positions. It mentioned that it seems to be ahead to working with new folks on FromSoftware video games, although not essentially FromSoftware Soulsborne video games if contemplating its prolonged catalog, and asks for people to take a look at the hiring web site. What’s attention-grabbing, although, is that it says it’s recruiting for “multiple new projects” – per the Twitter translation.
Furthermore, Miyazaki confirmed that a type of initiatives, an unannounced recreation, is already within the remaining levels of growth. That does not set it up for a 2022 launch, nevertheless it’s potential extra is realized later this yr and a launch comes within the subsequent one or two years. He additionally reiterates that work on Elden Ring is not achieved, and that Miyazaki’s focus will proceed to be on direct games–where he’s already engaged on his subsequent recreation. Whether that is the unannounced remaining levels challenge or not stays to be seen, however all of those a number of new initiatives are thrilling nontheless.
It’s potential this reference contains Elden Ring DLC, nevertheless it appears unlikely total. Elden Ring is out, and any work on that has probably been underway for at the very least a while now. This probably means then that FromSoftware is referencing a number of new video games, probably all at numerous levels of growth.
Following the success of Elden Ring, engaged on a number of new initiatives would probably be a wise transfer. FromSoftware has outlined a style, and its video games are cherished the world over. Still, a number of might imply 2-3 different initiatives, possibly much less. It’s laborious to say for positive, however realizing that there’s extra within the works at FromSoftware bodes nicely for followers of the developer.
Fans ought to maintain their expectations in verify with this announcement, although. As video games get greater, recreation growth takes longer. FromSoftware’s subsequent recreation is might nonetheless be a yr or two away, and it’s unlikely that these initiatives discuss with a Bloodborne remaster, Bloodborne 2, Sekiro 2, or something like that. Again, FromSoftware prefers new, thrilling IPs over bloated sequels, and for higher or worse, that actually places the “new” in “multiple new projects.”
Elden Ring is obtainable now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
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