Will Elden Ring be difficult to complete?

The souls games are known for their difficulty and many players just can’t finish the games. In a new interview Elden RingDirector Hidetaka Miyazaki has said he thinks more players will be able to complete the latest title simply because it has new options that make the game a more accessible title.

Will Elden Ring be difficult?

Miyazaki told PlayStation blog that they “don’t try to force difficulties or make things difficult for the sake of it”. Elden Ring will still encourage players to study their enemies, develop a strategy that works, and learn from their mistakes, but they don’t want players to think it “punishes unfairly”. As such, they have introduced some new options in the game to make it more accessible. Miyazaki explains more:

In Elden Ring, we didn’t intentionally try to lower the game’s difficulty, but I think more players will finish it this time. […] The player’s level of freedom to move through the world or return to a challenge later are all elements that I think will help people progress through the game at a slower pace. Also, there is no focus on pure action. The player has more freedom of choice to dictate their approach against things like the bosses in the overworld and how they use stealth in different situations. We’ve even reduced the number of hoops you have to jump through to enjoy them in multiplayer. So we hope the players embrace that idea of ​​receiving help from others. And we have a feeling that the overall clear rate will increase this time around because of these things.

Those who want more of a challenge can take advantage of the New Game+ mode or opt for more of the game’s multiple endings. It is impossible to complete the game 100% in one sitting due to the multiple paths that can be taken by the end of the game and the main route is expected to take players around 30 hours to beat.

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