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Elden Ring horse riding added to help players explore a ”vast environment”

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As E3 2019 draws to a close, the E3 2019 game announcements are out of the way and now the devs are reporting on game specifics before they release. One such detail that has emerged is in relation to Elden Ring, FromSoftware’s upcoming R.R. Martin title. Elden Ring horse riding is a mechanic that the devs other games like Dark Souls doesn’t have, and by adding this feature it’s hoped players can explore more of the open world.

Elden Ring horse riding adds to an interesting concept

The news that Elden Ring horse riding originally came from an IGN interview with Hidetaka Miyazaki, FromSoftware’s top man who also shared more details on what we can look forward to from the Dark Souls-esque title. First and foremost Miyazaki states that Elden Ring will be “heavily based on Dark Souls,” however the title is set to be much more open-world than its predecessor but carries on the third person action-RPG style. This was confirmed with Miyazaki stating “With a more open and vast environment, the way combat plays out becomes fundamentally different,” and as a result of these wider-scale environments the game would encompass various combat styles required for different scenarios.

Speaking to IGN Miyazaki said “Creating a new type of game is a big challenge for us,” and that “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.” So in other words although the game will be much more open world than the likes of Sekiro, Dark Souls and Bloodborne, it won’t take on the form of adding NPCs and various cities.

Elden Ring horse riding was one of the features that came up as being added, whether you can take down enemies while on horseback is an unknown but you’ll certainly be able to travel and get you to places faster than you would on foot. There’s plenty of horse bodies scattered throughout games from Elden Ring’s developer, but riding the trusty steeds are another matter.

Elden Ring horse riding aside, as a player of From’s previous games their strong point is in the stories they tell in a world of fantasy – while ensuring a fierce and often technical combat system. Oh and not forgetting the feeling that impending doom is just around the corner, so am I look forward to Elden Ring offering all of this and a more open world? Hell yes!

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