There isn’t any method The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom may have been impressed Elden ringas a result of everybody who made it was simply too busy doing simply that.
It is not precisely a secret that Elden Ring director Hidetaka Miyazaki has drawn plenty of inspiration from the Zelda collection through the years. The Elden Ring itself isn’t any completely different, with an equally spectacular open world that basically encourages you to discover. However the identical can’t be stated of the opposite method round, as in a brand new interview by RTL Nieuws (translations from Nintendo All the pieces), Tears of the Kingdom director Hidemaro Fujibayashi and producer Eiji Aonuma talked about their influences and the place they get their concepts from . Because it seems, Elden Ring is not one in every of them, as a result of they have not even had time to play it.
“Sorry, however we did not actually get an opportunity to play,” Fujibayashi stated. “We had been too busy creating Tears of the Kingdom, which prevented us from enjoying. We have heard about it, although.” Tears of the Kingdom is a reasonably huge recreation, so it is no shock that it took up the a lot of the developer’s time. Additionally, Tears of the Kingdom was principally made final yr, with the remainder of the time spent on sharpening, so it is not like there would have been time for inspiration anyway.
Extra curiously, although, Aonuma’s rationalization for not taking inspiration from different video games is for an additional purpose: he is “too proud.” Longtime producer of the Zelda collection stated, “Certain, there are conditions the place you create one thing that is just like an present recreation. However I’d by no means attempt to put different individuals’s concepts into my recreation. I am too pleased with that. I am at all times in search of authentic concepts”. Nintendo is understood for its uniqueness within the business, so listening to that that is Aonuma’s mindset in the case of recreation growth is not precisely stunning.
Whereas Elden Ring and Tears of the Kingdom are considerably comparable, there’s one place they are not, and that is in gross sales. Tears of the Kingdom managed to promote 10 million copies in its first three days, a a lot quicker feat than Elden Ring’s 13.4 million in its first month.