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Dark Souls Creator Miyazaki Has “No Idea” What Made Elden Ring Such a Hit

From Software’s Elden Ring won the grand prize at the PlayStation Partner Awards 2022 Japan Asia held in Tokyo today. The grand prize was given to the two best-selling games in the world developed in the Asia region, with Elden Ring taking home the honor alongside Genshin Impact. As of the end of June, Elden has sold over 16 million copies of his ring worldwide.

Elden Ring director Hidetaka Miyazaki participated in a Q&A session with the media during the PlayStation Partner Awards, where he was asked what made the game so successful.

At the PlayStation Partner Awards 2022, FromSoftware’s Hidetaka Miyazaki won the grand prize for “Elden Ring”.

“Honestly, I haven’t done much analysis,” Miyazaki replied. “Yes, it sold better than its predecessor, but I don’t know why, so I can’t replicate that success even if I want to,” he laughs.

He said he would continue to make games “just like before”, regardless of the success of Elden Ring.

“I think it’s a bad idea to analyze it deeply and consciously try to recreate it in another game, so I try not to think about it too much,” Miyazaki said.

Miyazaki happy with Elden Ring sales

However, Miyazaki said he is happy with the sales and ratings Elden Ring has earned, and that it will lead to a richer development process for him and his team at FromSoftware, allowing them to create more faithful future games. rice field. your own style.

Miyazaki was also asked what he thought of the various comments he received from players following the game’s success, revealing that he was careful not to be overly exposed to player feedback.

“It’s impossible to hear all the comments from the players, and accepting only some of the feedback could affect my future decisions as a developer, which makes me pretty uneasy. I know I can’t be objective about things, so I try to avoid being directly exposed to too many opinions.

I don’t think it’s a good idea to analyze it deeply and consciously try to reproduce it in another game, so I try not to think about it too much.


Miyazaki, on the other hand, said Elden Ring captivated many players who had never played a FromSoftware game before, reminding them of when they first discovered Demon’s Souls. It’s a feeling,” he said.

Elden Ring and Genshin Impact are among the major winners

“Genshin Impact” also won the grand prize for the second year in a row. In addition to the grand prize, Elden Ring also won the User’s Choice award, along with Earth Defense Force 6, Stray, Ghostwire: Tokyo, and Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin.

Other winners include Final Fantasy XIV, Kimetsu no Yaiba -The Hinokami Chronicles, Resident Evil Village, Gran Turismo 7 and Apex Legends.

For more on Elden Ring, check out our full review and an interview with the streamer who beat every boss without taking a single hit.

Daniel Robson is Editor in Chief of IGN Japan.follow him here on Twitter. Esra Krabbe is her IGN Japan editor on Twitter here.

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