From Software president and game director Hidetaki Miyazaki has told GameSpot that neither he nor his studio expect to make Dark Souls and Bloodborne games in future.
Dark Souls 3, due for release in March, will likely be the last in the series.
“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 From Software and myself together want to aggressively make new things in the future,” he explained.
“I believe that From Software 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 From Software.”
Of course, the rights to Demon's Souls and Bloodborne rest with Sony, not From Software, and the platform holder could attempt to find another developer to take the reigns. Whether a different studio could take on the challenge successfully is another matter entirely.
The possibility of a new franchise or franchises from the developer is also pretty exciting.