The creator behind the Dark Souls franchise has assured gamers that the upcoming third instalment in the brutal action-RPG series won’t be the last Souls game.
Speaking during an E3 2015 presentation, Hidetaka Miyazaki (speaking through a translator) said that while not the final chapter in the franchise, Dark Souls 3 will be something of a turning point for the critically acclaimed series.
"So first of all, Dark Souls has a really unique world view, so Miyazaki-san believes it is not a good idea to continuously release titles for this series. This will probably be the turning point of From Software as a whole as well, just because this is the last project that From Software has started working on a prototype before Miyazaki-san became the president of the company.
"So it’s just a turning point. It is true that it will be a turning point but it’s still not the final game for the Dark Souls series."
Quizzed as to where Miyazaki-san is planning on taking the Souls series in the future, he replied:
"From Software is well known not only for the fantasy game, but they’ve been creating the sci-fi mech game Armored Core [and] also some Japanese-style games, like the Ninja games. So Miyazaki-san may introduce new direction in those genres or themes that From Software has worked on in the past in new, future titles.
"However, there are so many things that Miyazaki-san wants to work on, and though he’s communicating with us saying, ‘I want to do this, I want to do this’, but he’s actually not communicating anything at this moment, so don’t call him a liar even if that isn’t happening!"
Dark Souls 3 is due out on PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One in early 2016.