Dark Souls director and From Software president Hidetaka Miyazaki commented in the interview, translated by NeoGAF users, that “rather than make another sequel, I think it’s time we take a step to a new direction. Development of a new IP has already begun.”
Miyazaki continued, “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 zero per cent. For example, if a From Software developer comes to me five years from now and begs ‘please let me make another Dark Souls‘ then I will not rule out the possibility to let my subordinates start a new project.”
The developer was also asked about the possibility of a Demon’s Souls remaster but replied that the studio wants “to try making new things.”
He also revealed that there will be two DLC expansions for Dark Souls III but they’re both someway off. The first will be released in autumn 2016 and the second will launch in early 2017.
Dark Souls publisher Bandai Namco has not yet responded to Miyazaki’s comments.
At this stage, it’s impossible to know what From Software is up or whether the studio’s hallmark difficulty will transfer to the new IP but whatever the game turns out to be, it’ll certainly be interesting to find out.
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