April 15, 2024

Dragon’s Dogma 2, Capcom’s upcoming open-world fantasy RPG, is trying prefer it’s gonna be one thing particular. And when you would possibly anticipate a sport with swords, mages, dragons, and different high-fantasy ideas to be impressed by one thing like Dungeons and Dragons or Lord of the Rings, the sport’s director cited a really stunning inspiration: Grand Theft Auto V.

In a latest interview with GamesRadar, Dragon’s Dogma 2 director Hideaki Itsuno was requested about what private inspiration he drew upon when creating the highly-anticipated RPG sequel. And in response to him, Rockstar’s fashionable open-world crime sim, GTA V, was a “massive inspiration.”

GTA V was fairly an enormous inspiration for me on the extent of the way it manages to mix a number of emergent gameplay methods right into a satisfying expertise that feels free to the participant when it comes to their freedom of what they’ll select to do,” mentioned Itsuno.

The director elaborated additional, mentioning that GTA V options numerous “flexibility” in the way it lets gamers interact with varied in-game occasions and actions. One instance Itsuno supplied is how one can be doing one thing—like outrunning the police or robbing a financial institution—and the way that may spiral uncontrolled and overlap with different occasions and areas within the surrounding world.

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“The sport manages that,” mentioned Itsuno. “It doesn’t crash, it doesn’t kick you out of 1 factor and put you within the different, it simply lets all of it mash collectively in a approach that’s after all typically chaotic, however at all times feels prefer it’s intentional.”

In response to Itsuno, he was impressed by that kind of “intentionality in emergent gameplay and open world design” when GTA V launched. The unique Dragon’s Dogma was well-known for its varied methods, their interactions, and the liberty it supplied gamers. And in response to Itsuno, you may anticipate much more of that within the sequel because of GTA V inspiring him to push the emergent gameplay within the RPG even additional.

“That sort of expertise is one thing I’ve been aiming to supply in Dragon’s Dogma 2,” mentioned Itsuno.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 launched on PS5, Xbox Collection X|S, and PC on March 22.