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Sekiro and Dark Souls/Bloodborne Director Hidetaka Miyazaki want to make a narrative-driven game like Red Dead Redemption 2

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143   //    11 Apr 2019, 20:00 IST

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Hidetaka Miyazaki recently expressed his interest in making a videogame where the narrative takes the first priority rather than gameplay. Miyazaki-President at FromSoftware studio spoke at the opening keynote presentation at Reboot Develop, an event regarding the game industry in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

According to the reports from VG247, Miyazaki explained that he would love to make a game where the story takes the main focus. He even mentioned Rockstar Games' recent critically acclaimed title Red Dead Redemption 2 to back up his statement.

Speaking in pairs, Miyazaki and Fumita Ueda reflected their thoughts upon how they like to design their games. They mentioned that gameplay is the soul of any game and after designing that, they create a world and characters around it. Miyazaki also mentioned that 'tackling story last also helps him avoid needless rewrites.'


You’re playing with clay and it slowly comes into focus.

It actually comes as a surprise that Japanese developers like Miyazaki and Fumita Ueda-the creator of Shadow of Colossus(who was also present there) would prioritize story over gameplay. One can argue that Fromsoftware games are indeed giving more attention to storytelling in their titles lately which are indicated by two of their latest releases.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice which released last month to universal acclaim from critics and fans alike featured a voiced protagonist for the first time since the Soulsborne games started hitting the shelves. It also featured more cutscenes then any of the Dark Souls or Bloodborne games. Another game called Déraciné- a VR exclusive adventure game was also a story-driven adventure, something you probably won't expect from a studio like FromSoftware.


What are your thoughts regarding this? Would you like to see a Rockstar style narrative driven game from FromSoftware or should they rather stick to what they do best? Tell us in the comments down below.


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