In a twist of occasions which will appear a bit out of the abnormal, Dragon’s Dogma 2’s game director, Hideaki Itsuno, has spoken about one robust source of inspiration for the soon-to-arrive fantasy RPG, and it would not be my first selection.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 is ready to launch on March 22 and simply sits up there as one of many PC video games we’re most enthusiastic about in March

In an interview with GamesRadar, Itsuno revealed that GTA 5 has been a source of inspiration through the course of Dragon’s Dogma 2’s improvement. “GTA 5 was fairly an enormous inspiration for me on the extent of the way it manages to mix a number of emergent gameplay programs right into a satisfying expertise that feels free to the participant by way of their freedom of what they’ll select to do,” Itsuno stated. 

It is true that GTA 5 would not tie you down with what needs to be performed and even how you need to go about finishing duties. I’ve performed by way of too many Heists with my ragtag group of buddies where the plain selection is not all the time the primary one. Whether or not that is standing in entrance of canopy whereas getting peppered with bullets as I watch our complete payout progressively lower, or one group member deciding to danger every little thing simply to carry out a backflip as we flee legislation enforcement. 

GTA 5 additionally helps gamers of their efforts to do more and more unusual and out-of-control antics; occasions can overlap with out doing an excessive amount of injury to the encompassing world. “The game manages that; it would not crash, it would not kick you out of 1 factor and put you within the different, it simply lets all of it mash collectively in a manner that’s, after all, generally chaotic, however all the time feels prefer it’s intentional,” Itsuno defined. “And [that] form of intentionality in emergent gameplay and open-world design is one thing that I used to be extremely impressed by on the time that game got here out, and that sort of expertise is one thing I have been aiming to supply in Dragon’s Dogma 2.” 

We already know that Itsuno is trying to create one thing new after specializing in Satan Might Cry and Dragon’s Dogma for 20 years, but it surely’s nice to listen to that he is nonetheless in search of methods to breathe contemporary air into Dragon’s Dogma 2.