One of the first big AAA titles of early 2016 is no doubt the third game in the popular and infamously challenging “Dark Souls” series. However, it may well be the last game in that series as well according to game director Hidetaka Miyazaki.
Speaking with Gamespot ahead of the game’s launch on March 24th next year, Miyazaki says there comes a time when a story is told and a series has reached its natural conclusion:
“I don’t think it’d be the right choice to continue indefinitely creating Souls and Bloodborne games. I’m considering Dark Souls III to be the big closure on the series. That’s not limited to me, but FromSoftware and myself together want to aggressively make new things in the future…I belive that FromSoftware has to create new things. There will be new types of games coming from us, and Dark Souls III is an important marker in the evolution of FromSoftware.”
FromSoftware has developed both PS3 exclusive “Demon’s Souls” and PS4 exclusive “Bloodborne” outside of the cross-platform ‘Souls’ series. No word as yet on what their follow-up title to the third ‘Souls’ will be and on which systems it will play.