Halfway through my interview with Hidetaka Miyazaki, a panel in the Sony booth fell to the floor and crashed to the ground. It ripped some wiring from the wall, so the lights went out. We continued the interview in the dark. It was a fitting second phase for the creator of the Souls series.
But we weren’t there to talk about Souls. We were there to talk about Déraciné, FromSoftware’s new VR title, that suffered from unfair obscurity due to the fact it was was announced after Sony’s press conference. But I’ve played it, it’s real, and it’s beautiful.
“Déraciné is French for uprooting,” says Miyazaki. “Or someone who’s been displaced from their natural environment.”