Elden Ring Will Feature Horseback Riding, But No Towns
As with most Souls-like titles, Elden Ring put up a mysterious, intriguing front when From Software revealed the game at E3. Unlike the developer’s other games, though, the famed writer George R.R. Martin collaborated with the studio, creating the ‘overarching mythos’ for the title. While it is already expected that Elden Ring will play similarly to that of a Souls game, it has been revealed that the title is significantly larger than From Software’s other Souls games, and horseback riding is being implemented to help cover large distances.
In a recent interview with IGN, From Software president Hidetaka Miyazaki spoke about the differences in the flow of combat thanks to the larger playing field. “With a more open and vast environment, the way combat plays out becomes fundamentally different,” Miyazaki said, also noting that the open environments will also lead to entirely different combat scenarios. One intriguing scenario mentioned involves horseback riding, though it is currently unknown exactly what players can do when riding on a horse.
While Elden Ring is shooting for a more open-world design, the upcoming title won’t actually be integrating any towns to speak of. “Creating a new type of game is a big challenge for us,” Miyazaki said. “If we would add towns on top of that, it would become a bit too much, so we decided to create an open-world style game focused on what we are best at.” If that is in fact what they’re doing, we’ve nothing to worry about.
Elden Ring is now in development.
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