From Software is standing firm over its decision that Dark Souls 3 is the last game in the franchise. While there will be DLCs for the game, as Ashes of Ariandel will the first of the planned two DLCs for the game, it seems that Dark Souls 3 DLCs will be the end of the franchise.
Speaking with Polygon, From Software president Hidetaka Miyazaki, made it clear that Dark Souls 3 marks the end of the series as a whole. According to him, it is time for the team to move on from the franchise, however, he said that as a president he can’t deny the possibility of the return of the franchise.
It’s time to move away from the Dark Souls franchise. As president of From Software, I’m not completely denying the possibility of bringing back the franchise in the future. There could be someone else in my company who wants to work on new installments. But we believe that the series will end after the two DLC.
While the series’ resurrection in the future is unclear, but Miyazaki suggested that fans will most likely see “HD Remakes” of older games in the series for new consoles. However, it is unclear that From Software would simply port older games to current gen consoles or will go for full-on remakes with new content.
Those who like the Dark Souls style gameplay, there is nothing to worry about as it will be carried over to new games developed by From Software.
I’m not saying I won’t work on a Dark Souls-like game or a dark fantasy game. We’d like to carry over some of the good things from the franchise to new products. As new technology is introduced, we would like to take what we learned from Dark Souls and use it in future IP.
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