A Taste of What’s to ComeDuring an interview with Gamespot, when asked about Elden Ring, Phil Spencer stated how he has “played quite a bit” of FromSoftware’s upcoming fantasy action-RPG. The interview, while focused on the future of Xbox, its identity, the state of Halo, and more; he was asked, “how much of Elden Ring have you seen? Can you tell me anything?” To which Phil Spencer responded:
I’ve seen actually quite a bit. I’ve played quite a bit.And he elaborates with the following:
I can’t tell you much other than, as somebody who’s played all of Miyazaki’s games over at least the last decade, this is clearly the most ambitious game that he’s done. I mean, I love his games, but seeing some of the gameplay mechanics stuff that he and the team are tackling this time, of the setting, working with another creator in terms of story. I love it. I love seeing him challenging himself, he’s a good friend of mine, expanding his horizons. I think it’s a good thing.
When he has me play, I go over, he has to leave the room. He doesn’t want to… I think that’s because I’m a bad player, and then when he comes back and then we’ll have a conversation about things that I think. He’s so passionate about what he does. It’s one of the things I just love about getting to work with him on some of these games and seeing them come to our platform.