Director Hidetaka Miyazaki Confirms There Will Be No More Souls Games
Dark Souls III director Hidetaka Miyazaki states that FromSoftware is currently working on a new IP and reiterated that there will be no future Souls games. Miyazaki explained the future of FromSoftware in an interview with GGN Gamer (translated by NeoGaf users and Google translate), “I think it’s time we take a step to a new direction. Development of a new IP has already begun.”
He continued to explain: “There’s absolutely no plan right now for any sequels, spin-offs or tie-ins. But I can’t say for certain the possibility is 0%. For example, if a FROM Software developer come to me five years from now and beg ‘please let me make another Dark Souls‘. Then I will not rule out the possibility to let my subordinates start a new project. What is certain for now is, to me personally Dark Souls is over.”
Miyazki made clear in the interview that this applies to Dark Souls’ predecessor, Demon’s Souls, as well. This also likely applies to Bloodborne, last year’s PS4 exclusive. Even though Bloodborne was completely separate from Dark Souls, it was still heavily influenced by it.
But there is one franchise Miyazaki expressed interest in continuing…Armored Core. “Personally I want to do it.” After all I was involved in three games in the series. Armored Core is one of the pillars of From Software’s lineup, but I can’t reveal anything at the moment.”
Miyazaki confirmed there will be two DLCs for Dark Souls III. The first chapter in fall of 2016 and the second in early 2017.
We loved Dark Souls III and gave it an 89 percent in our review, calling it the best game of 2016 and a worthy conclusion to the Souls trilogy.