In an interview with Gamespot, Microsoft's Phil Spencer stated that he has seen a lot of From Software's upcoming role-playing game Elden Ring.
Has Microsoft cast an eye on From Software?
"I've actually seen a lot. I've played a lot," said Spencer. "I can't say much about it, but as someone who has played all of Miyazaki's games for at least ten years this is clearly the most ambitious he has ever made. I mean, I love his games, but when I do if I look at some of the game mechanics he and the team are tackling this time around, that's the setting and working with another creator on the story. I love it. " Here Spencer is probably playing on the cooperation between From Software and Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin on.
We haven't seen anything about Elden Ring other than a teaser trailer. The role-playing game was actually announced for PC, Xbox One and PS4. But since it will probably not appear until 2021, it could also be released for PS5 and Xbox Series X / S. Another interesting thing about the story is that Microsoft is currently looking for one or more Japanese developer studios to buy. From Software seems like a very logical choice. The fact that Phil Spencer could already play the Elden Ring and is now so enthusiastic about it could perhaps be a small indication that negotiations regarding a takeover of the studio could take place. A purchase of From Software by Microsoft would certainly be a major blow to Sony and the Playstation.
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