In an interview with 4Gamer, a group of Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Studio producers sat down for a traditional annual interview to provide insight on the following year. The producers at From Software and Studio Japan working on Bloodborne were not very vocal about the details, but From Software Producer Teryuki Toriyama said the studio is working hard on “ambitious titles” and concepts for new games simultaneously.
Masaaki Yamagiwa, who worked on Bloodborne as a producer (on Sony Studio’s Japan side) said he has continued working on a project every since Bloodborne launched last April. Yamagiwa said he hopes that project will release next year in 2017.
Dualshockers, who translated the Japanese interview to English, notes that while all of this talk could refer to a sequel to Bloodborne, the language does not imply that Toriyama and Yamagiwa are talking about another game in the Bloodborne franchise. The one (or multiple) projects could be about something else that’s new.
What is clear is that From Software is remaining partners with Sony through Studio Japan, and it appears that whatever game the studio produces next is likely to be a PlayStation exclusive just like Bloodborne was.
During this same interview, SCE Worldwide Studio President Shuhei Yoshida said that, although 2016 felt like the year of PlayStation hardware (with the rerelease of PlayStation VR, PS4 Slim, and the PS4 Pro) he hopes that 2017is the year for “amazing software” from Sony. It’s too early to tell just year, but it sounds like whatever From Software has in the works may play into that 2017 plan.
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