Fancy making a new Dark Souls game? Yes? Well, you might have to, given From Software president Hidetaka Miyazaki has claimed Dark Souls 3 will be the last game in the series he’ll ever work on. Mysteriously, however, Miyazaki did say he’d be open to others “making future installments”.
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Said comments were made as part of a recent round-table held at Namco Bandai’s head offices in Tokyo and, according to Kotaku, spell an end to Miyazaki’s involvement in the Souls series.
“For me, Dark Souls III is the end,” he said. “But that doesn’t mean the end for Dark Souls. If someone other than myself, like another staff member, wants to make a Dark Souls, then I don’t want to deny others from making future installments.
“I’m also not saying we should steer clear of making dark fantasy games,” he concluded. “I’m not ruling that out.”
In better news (albeit not for PC gamers) Miyazaki both confirmed a new Armored Core game is in the works – the game is “still in the early stages of development,” he confirmed – and also teased a new “weird” IP.
“When I say ‘weird,’ the genre might be a little weird,” he added. “The game is weird. But we are diligently making it in all seriousness, so I just want people to know that when they think it’s strange.”
The Dark Souls 3: Ashes of Ariandel will launch on October 25, and you can check out five minutes of gameplay from it here.