Tomorrow will mark exactly five months since the release of Elden Ring. FromSoftware doesn't idle and regularly adds community-requested features to its game (a great example is described here).
However, the development of this game and, hopefully, possible DLC for it, is only one of at least two projects that Hidetaki Miyazaki's team is currently engaged in. The Japanese director revealed in an interview with 4gamer.net (via VGC) that his team is in the final stages of creating the next game.
Miyazaki did not reveal which title he was referring to. Significantly, the question was about one of the "three and a half" games on which FromSoftware was working on in 2016. Today we know that two of them turned out to be Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and Elden Ring, and the other half - a PS VR-dedicated FPP adventure game Deracine.
Armored Core 6 the next FromSoftware game?
There are many indications that the undisclosed title is Armored Core VI, which is the next installment of the popular series of third-person action games with large mechs, originally launched in 1997. Less than six months ago a few screenshots appeared in the web, allegedly coming from this game - you can see them here - and some internet users were to be asked to fill in a consumer survey about it.
It would be the first installment of the series in over a decade - AC V was released in 2012 on PS3 and X360. According to the survey questions, The next game would be signed with slogans like: "a science fiction world created by Hidetaka Miyazaki", "three-dimensional, dynamic action" and "a large degree of freedom in customization [of gameplay to player preferences - ed.
Elden Ring with more updates
Hidetaka Miyazaki also confirmed in the interview that Elden Ring will receive further updates. We do not know what exactly they would concern, but there is no shortage of small game elements that would not be harmed by some improvements.
One can, of course, hope that the father of the Souls series had bigger expansions in mind - like The Ringed City to Dark Souls III. All FromSoftware games published by Bandai Namco Entertainment (Elden Ring also counts among them) eventually received this type of DLCs.
Elden Ring 2 could be made
What's more, Miyazaki has been confronted with the notion that a sequel to Elden Ring would sell very well so it's a shame that the studio is currently avoiding making a sequel. The Japanese director commented that each case is considered separately, as there are advantages to both creating a new IP and continuing to build on the existing one. In the case of Elden Ring no decision has been made yet, and the developer "wants to choose correctly". In other words -. Elden Ring 2 is not out of the question.