“We basically had no reason not to go ahead”: Hidetaka Miyazaki Personally Assembled a Team for One FromSoft Game Series Older Than Elden Ring and Dark Souls

Fans finally know how Armored Core VI came to be, a full decade after the game's last release.

Elden Ring and Dark Souls

SUMMARY

  • FromSoftware is one of the most renowned game-producing studio in the industry.
  • They are known for their releases in the Dark Fantasy genre of video games.
  • However, they manage to one of their feet out with the help of the Armored Core franchise, which's game producer has revealed how the latest game was planned out.
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While games like Elden Ring have managed to steal all the spotlight, FromSoftware surprisingly has another franchise not much known about. Being the first video game series that Hidetaka Miyazaki worked on back in 2005, the Armored Core franchise stands out due to its unique mecha-fighting theme, deviating from the Dark Fantasy releases the studio is known for.

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Main Cover for Elden Ring
Main Cover for Elden Ring

Despite being older than Elden Ring and even the Dark Souls trilogy, the said series holds a special place in the renowned director’s heart, which even prompted him to put together a team dedicated to working on the latest release of AC VI: Fires of Rubicon, which was released last year and was headed by none other than Masaru Yamamura.

Why Armored Core VI Was A Big Deal For Hidetaka Miyazaki And His Studio?

Hidetaka Miyazaki | Image via Game Informer YouTube Channel
Hidetaka Miyazaki | Image via Game Informer YouTube Channel

As stated before, the franchise revolves around mechs and fast-paced combat happens to be the first project that the renowned director Hidetaka Miyazaki took upon himself. Apart from the sentimental value the franchise holds, it also helps the studio keep one of its feet out of the Dark Fantasy waters in the industry.

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Talking about how the development of the latest game came to be, Yasunori Ogura, the producer of the game, revealed the following through an interview via PlayStation Blog.

As for the process leading up to the development of this title, our company’s President, Hidetaka Miyazaki, myself, the director, Yamamura, and many other members of the development team all really wanted to create a new Armored Core game. We also fostered a team of very talented people through our experience in developing other titles, so we basically had no reason not to go ahead with the development of a new Armored Core.

The producer mentioned in the interview how the renowned director teamed up with other talented individuals came together to create a new installment in the franchise after a decade, as there was no particular reason not to use the experience they had gathered over the years to do something good.

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Is There A New Armored Core Game Coming Anytime Soon?

Armored Core VI
Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon

It was after the release of Elden Ring back in 2022 that FromSoftware decided to release the latest installment in the Armored Core franchise. Despite being in development since 2018, it was not until 2023 that fans finally got to experience the game for themselves, and now players wonder if they will get to see a new release anytime soon.

With Elden Ring’s Shadow of the Erdtree DLC coming out in just a few days, it remains imminent that the studio will soon pick up on another project, and fans hope that the director would like to revisit one of his earliest franchises once again, something he has hinted himself in another interview.

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon is available to purchase on Steam.

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