The Elden Ring horseback riding has been confirmed by FromSoftware. This information was revealed by the game’s director Hidetaka Miyazaki in a recent interview with IGN. Hidetaka Miyazaki explained how Elden Ring’s open world will work.
Miyazaki said that the players will be able to explore the vast and open world environment of The Elden Ring on a horse. However, it’s unclear whether we will be able to fight while riding the horse or not.
With that confirmed, The Elden Ring is FromSoftware’s first game to feature horseback riding. That makes sense due to The Elden Ring’s seamless open world design unlike previous FromSoftware games: Sekiro, Dark Souls and Bloodborne which feature worlds made of interconnected areas.
Creating an open world design for The Elden Ring is a big challenge for FromSoftware. Due to this big change, there will be no towns in the upcoming game as confirmed by the developer.
Creating a new type of game is a big challenge for us. 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.
In terms of combat, The Elden Ring gameplay is heavily based on Dark Souls but will play out differently due to the game’s open world design. “With a more open and vast environment, the way combat plays out becomes fundamentally different,” Miyazaki said.
It’s safe to say that The Elden Ring will not lack anything that the fans have always liked about FromSoftware games. Of course, that includes dying a lot in the upcoming game from the hands of terrifying bosses.
The Elden Ring game was officially announced at E3 2019 with a teaser trailer. Unfortunately, there wasn’t any Elden Ring gameplay shown during E3.
The upcoming game is a collaboration between Hidetaka Miyazaki and Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire writer George R.R. Martin.
As for the game’s name “Elden Ring”, it refers to a strange key item in the game’s world according to Miyazaki. He also says that the title is a reference to JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.
Elden Ring is currently announced for Sony’s PlayStation 4, Microsoft’s Xbox One, PC and will be published by Bandai Namco.
There’s no Elden Ring release date available yet we can expect the game to arrive sometime next year. It’s very likely that Elden Ring will also arrive on next-generation consoles like PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett.