Anticipation is high with the release of Dark Souls 3 and the return of Hidetaka Miyazaki to From Software. What fans may not be happy about though is that this could also mark the end of Dark Souls.
In an interview with Gamespot, when asked about the possible over exposure of the franchise he had this to say:
“It’d be a lie if I said I have no concerns about that. 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. Dark Souls 3 will mark the last game where the development project began before I became president. The next title will be a game that was conceived while I was president. 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.”
While the news that Dark Souls may end as a trilogy, this may not be bad news. With an eye to the future I’m sure Miyazaki will bring other challenges to fans of his work, and the Dark Souls series. He has already shown with Bloodborne that he can extend the concept of Dark Souls and be just as popular, so whatever he brings in the future will be interesting.
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