E3 was full of big announcements and one of them was Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice which comes from a well-known developer, FromSoftware. FromSoftware is famously known for their top games including Dark Souls and Bloodborne.
These all games feature some form of multiplayer gameplay but it doesn’t look like the case in their upcoming new game. Mostly these games feature mode by which you can invade other players worlds or help strangers beat the toughest bosses or areas of the game but this will not be the case in Sekiro.
Twinfinite recently held an interview with FromSoftware and had the chance to play the demo of the game with Yasuhiro Kitao, promotion and marketing from Software, and Robert Conkey who’s the producer at Activision.
They revealed that Sekiro is not what Dark Souls fans are expecting to be and it is a different experience as compared to previous titles.
FromSoftware has a different approach for their upcoming title and will be focusing on the single-player elements of the game.
“In this title, they made the decision to go with a single character, and in addition, they’ve decided to focus specifically on the single player experience of this game, so they’re not planning on multiplayer.
There’s a few reasons why they decided to do that. One is that the way you can design a game that is tailored to multiplayer vs one designed for single player, is very different. So they’re really interested in seeing where they could take the single player if they decided to do that. Additionally, it allows them to tell the story in a different way than they have in the past. Not saying that the story isn’t going to be a From Software story, but it allows them some things and they have a main character with a back story, who is a part of the world he is in, maybe more than previous games.”
It’s definitely a single player experience and FromSoftware really wants to test out what they can do with the game by focusing on something different. There is no release date yet for Sekiro but it will release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.