Players of Armored Core 6 are creating animations with the help of stickers
There existed an exceedingly tangible risk that Armored Core 6 could have been overshadowed within the masses, as it was released amidst the Game-of-t...
There existed an exceedingly tangible risk that Armored Core 6 could have been overshadowed within the masses, as it was released amidst the Game-of-the-Year contenders Baldur's Gate 3 and Starfield. Fortunately, that did not come to pass. Both loyal fans of the series and newcomers have dedicated themselves to the game, and some of you, with an artistic inclination, have utilized the intricate sticker creator to craft impressive works of art. A few of these creations are even animated.
Indeed, if you thought the Minecraft Steve Mech and the Ghostbusters logo were impressive, just wait until you see this. Shared by sanzui104 on X, the Armored Core player has created 30 similar stickers, giving the illusion that the depicted character is approaching the viewer as they swiftly scroll through. Coincidentally, this character happens to be Gundam's Orga Itsuka. Although this character has no direct connection to Armored Core, it is certainly not the most extravagant sticker I have witnessed in the game thus far.
The true purpose of stickers is to allow you to customize your mech to be as unique as possible. Despite the multitude of ways to achieve this, the sticker creator may be the most extensive customization option available. Each sticker can contain up to 100 elements, enabling the creation of practically anything with it. However, I'm not entirely certain if FromSoftware had ever intended for the game's sticker creator to be used for the creation of short animations.
Given the limited time Armored Core 6 has been on the market - not even two weeks have passed - this is highly likely just the first step on a long and impressive journey. It took less than 24 hours for someone to create an astonishingly accurate replica of the Elden Ring logo. So, it was only a matter of time before the sticker creators in Armored Core grew bored of the stationary options and took it to the next level. Similar to speedrunners, just when you think they've done everything imaginable with a game, they blindfold themselves and continue to push the boundaries.
Armored Core 6 falls into this category in multiple ways. Not only have people already begun creating animations with its stickers, but it only took two days for someone to complete the game using only their fists. If Armored Core, true to FromSoftware's signature style, has proven to be challenging for you thus far, there is a modification available. A modification that adds an easy mode to the game. There have also been hints that more Armored Core installments are on the way. Hopefully, this time around, we won't have to wait 11 years for the sequel.