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Elden Ring's Shadow of the Erdtree is so hot right now that it seems to be all anyone is playing. Considering the incredible 25 million copies the base game sold, it shouldn't be surprising. Perhaps also unsurprising, in light of all those sales, developer FromSoftware said it would be up for translating its tragic story into other media, provided they had some expert help. Director Hidetaka Miyazaki revealed "there's interest" in a potential film or TV adaptation.

That's according to comments made in an interview with The Guardian (thanks VGC), where Miyazaki said: "I don’t see any reason to deny another interpretation or adaptation of Elden Ring, a movie, for example. But I don’t think myself, or FromSoftware, have the knowledge or ability to produce something in a different medium. So that’s where a very strong partner would come into play. We’d have to build trust and agreement on whatever we’re trying to achieve, but there’s interest, for sure."

Elden Ring's narrative, penned in collaboration with Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin, concerns the Tarnished, a people whose ancestors were banished from The Lands Between for losing the light of Grace. Following the breaking of the Elden Ring and the disappearance of Queen Marika the Eternal, the Tarnished are guided home by this lost Grace. Legend says that only one such being can end the stalemate that exists between Marika's demigod children, who fight over the shattered shards of the Elden Ring, locked in a perpetual stalemate, and claim the title of Elden Lord for themselves.

What do you think of an Elden Ring adaptation? Does it sound like something worth exploring? How would such an open-ended game even work in a more traditional form of media? Let us know in the comments section below.

[source theguardian.com, via videogameschronicle.com]