Hidetaka Miyazaki Confirms From Software Developing New IP; "Dark Souls Is Over"
In the last few years, the Souls series from developer From Software and creator Hidetaka Miyazaki have been some of the most influential (and adored) titles of the last few years from the Dark Souls titles to the PS4-exclusive Bloodborne, though in a new report Miyazaki confirmed the studio is looking to move on from its acclaimed series to take on a new direction.”
Speaking in an interview with GNN Gamer (with translation from NeoGAF), series creator Miyazaki talked on the future of both the series and From Software as a whole, specifically detailing that for the company, Dark Souls III is intended to be their final game in the series.
Miyazaki explained that Dark Souls III “will have several DLCs like previous games” (and as previously reported by publisher Bandai Namco), though firmly stated that there is “absolutely no plan right now for any sequels, spin-offs, or tie-ons,” though noting that “I can’t say for certain the possibility is 0%” if the series returns, whether From Software develops it or Bandai Namco hands it to another studio.
He also ruled out the possibility of a sequel or remaster to the company’s PS3-exclusive Demon’s Souls, stating that “we want to try making new things.”
Miyazaki also added that “to me personally, Dark Souls is over,” explaining that for him and From Software he wants to “take a step to a new direction,” and confirmed that “development of a new IP has already begun” at the company.
However, Miyazaki also stated in the interview that the did express a desire to possibly return to the company’s Armored Core series, adding “personally, I want to do it,” as the series is “one of the pillars of From Software’s lineup,” but also stating that “I can’t reveal anything at the moment.”