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Elden Ring's Hidetaka Miyazaki Sheds More Light on the World

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The now-totally real Elden Ring has no doubt been a talking point ever since confirmation of its existence was on full display during E3. In a recent interview, creator Hidetaka Miyazaki shared more details on the world and game.

If you missed it, you can check out our coverage of the reveal here. Elden Ring is a collaboration between From Software and George R. R. Martin, he of Game of Thrones fame. It was first revealed in 2019 and we didn’t hear anything else about it for years.

Now, however, we know it’s real. IGN had the chance to interview Elden Ring’s creator, Hidetaka Miyazaki, about the world and other details. It looks like From Software are really intent on bringing about a huge sense of scale to the world,

“And I think as far as some of its characteristics go, we really focused on bringing something with just an enormous sense of scale and this broadness and openness to The Lands Between, the world that you'll explore.”

Of the decision to bring on GRRM, Miyazaki noted the former was able to bring some new ideas and storytelling to the game to amp up the stakes. The player character is known as the Tarnished, and naturally, people want to know what the Elden Ring actually is. Miyazaki explained,

“So first of all, in the world of Elden Ring, The Lands Between are blessed by the presence of the Elden Ring and by the Erdtree, which symbolizes its presence, and this has given grace or blessing to the people throughout the land, great and small. What this represented in them is this sort of golden light, or this golden aura, that's specifically shown in their eyes. And this symbolizes the blessing or the grace of the Erdtree. However, after a time, there were some individuals who lost this grace, and the light faded from their eyes. And these are what are known as the Tarnished.”

The full interview is worth the read especially since we now know Elden Ring exists. You can read the full interview here.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.