@brian_: The success of Elden Ring I think will encourage them to stick to things that set it apart from other open world games. My concern is more Capcom's level of commitment. With games like DMC5, games that fans really wanted but wasn't sure we were gonna get, they came so close but so obviously didn't get the level of support it needed. The production level of the back half drops off completely and it's very clear they didn't get the budget to do it total justice. That said, there is still a lot there that's great and I'm still happy we got it. I suspect DD2 might fall similarly, tho who knows, the way Elden Ring sold and still sell, perhaps Capcom will put a bet on this one.