FromSoftware talks future of Dark Souls, Armored Core, and new IP

Also, Miyazaki's word on a Demon's Souls remaster.

Dark Souls III

FromSoftware has begun development on a new intellectual property, according to Dark Souls III director Hidetaka Miyazaki.

Speaking to Chinese website GNN Gamer (via NeoGAF), Miyazaki was asked if Dark Souls III meant the end of the series.

Dark Souls III will be have several DLCs like previous games. But there is absolutely no plan right now for any sequels, spin-offs, or tie-ins. But I cannot say for certain that the possibility is zero percent,” Miyazaki said.

“For example, if a FromSoftware developer come to me five years from now and begged, ‘please let me make another Dark Souls,‘ then I will not rule out the possibility to let my subordinates start a new project.”

Miyazaki continued, “What is certain for now is, to me personally Dark Souls is over. So 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.”

But Dark Souls III isn’t over yet. Miyazaki adds that three large downloadable content packs are planned. The first is due out this fall, with the second due out in early 2017. The third one is still to be dated.

Asked if we’d ever see a Demon’s Souls remaster, Miyazaki simply said, “We want to try making new things.”

As for Armored Core, a series developed by FromSoftware which last saw a new release with Armored Core V in 2012, Miyazaki said, “Personally, I want to do it. After all, I was involved in three games in the series. Armored Core is one of the pillars of FromSoftware Software’s lineup. But I cannot yet reveal anything.”

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