The Dark Souls series by FromSoftware has a definite end-point, and that end-point might be Dark Souls III. According to FromSoftware’s President Hidetaka Miyazaki in an interview with GameSpot:
I don’t think it’d be the right choice to continue indefinitely creating Souls and Bloodborne games. I’m considering Dark Souls 3 to be the big closure on the series. That’s not just limited to me, but FromSoftware and myself together want to aggressively make new things in the future. Dark Souls 3 will mark the last game where the development project began before I became president.
While fans of the series may take this as sad news, Miyazaki-san follows the statement with a positive note on FromSoftware’s future and the evolution of his studio:
The next title will be a game that was conceived while I was president. I believe that FromSoftware has to create new things. There will be new types of games coming from us, and Dark Souls 3 is an important marker in the evolution of FromSoftware.”
The interview is peppered with other great quotes, specifically Miyazaki-san’s new-found love of Hearthstone and his preference of Bethesda titles. Dark Souls III will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in Japan on March 24, 2016 and worldwide April 12, 2016.