FromSoftware’s long wait for Armored Core 6

FromSoftware's long wait for Armored Core 6

Armored Core 6: A Long-Awaited Return

A new Armored Core game is finally on its way, and it’s been a decade in the making. Ten years have passed since the last installment, Verdict Day, left us wanting more. Although it didn’t quite hit the mark, FromSoftware has since become a household name, giving us beloved titles like Dark Souls 2, Bloodborne, Dark Souls 3, Sekiro, and the highly anticipated Elden Ring. It’s safe to say that the popularity of Soulslike games has soared. But now, the time is ripe for FromSoftware to make a triumphant return to the Armored Core franchise.

The journey towards Armored Core 6 began roughly in 2018, with five years of development under its belt, counting the earliest stages. Hidetaka Miyazaki, the mastermind behind FromSoftware’s success, was initially involved but later passed the torch to Masaru Yamamura. According to Yasunori Ogura, the “real meat” of game development has been in progress for the past three to four years. Creating a game of this magnitude takes time, especially for a studio like FromSoftware, which isn’t enormous by any means.

Reallocating resources and ensuring the right timing were crucial factors in bringing Armored Core 6 to life. As Ogura explains, it required careful planning and assigning staff to various projects. Fortunately, the stars aligned, allowing the team to seize this opportunity. FromSoftware’s reputation has skyrocketed, attracting both loyal Armored Core fans and newcomers to their exciting world. This perfect storm has set the stage for an epic release.

Furthermore, the advancements in gaming technology have given FromSoftware the chance to create incredibly detailed mechs in Armored Core 6. Each machine is a marvel in itself, showcasing the studio’s commitment to pushing boundaries. With all these pieces falling into place, fans can expect an exhilarating FromSoftware experience when the game drops next month.

Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon is set to launch on August 25 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. It’s been a long time coming, but the wait will surely be worth it.

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