Dark Souls 3 is finally out after a long wait, and players all over the world have been dying constantly in the game's brutal world while enjoying every second of it. Series creator Hidetaka Miyazaki, who's also From Software's president, has recently talked about the series as a whole and what the future holds in store for him and his team.
Time and time again, Mr. Miyazaki confirmed that Dark Souls 3 is going to be the final entry of the series. In a new interview posted on GNN, the series creator has revealed that, while he is done with the series, he might let others within From Software to develop a new entry in the future. Additionally, Mr. Miyazaki has stated that it was time for him to move a step towards a new direction, and development of a new IP has already begun.
Q: I know you said there won't be any sequels and Dark Souls 3 marks the end of the series. But is this world really coming to an end? Is there a chance there would be some kind of DLC, spin-offs or tie-in novels set in this world?
A: Dark Souls 3 will be have several DLCs like previous games. But there's absolutely no plan right now for any sequels, spin-offs or tie-ins. But I can't say for certain the possibility is 0%.
For example, if a FROM Software developer come to me five years from now and beg 'please let me make another Dark Souls'. Then I will not rule out the possibility to let my subordinates start a new project.
What is certain for now is, to me personally Dark Souls is over. So rather than make another sequel, I think it's time we take a step to a new direction. Development of a new IP has already begun.
During the same interview, Hidetaka Miyazaki has talked about the first entry of the series, Demon's Souls. As From Software aims to always develop new titles and challenge the unknown, it's unlikely we will be getting a Demon's Souls sequel and remaster. While it's understandable, it's definitely disappointing.
Q: So we won't be seeing a Demons's Souls sequel or remaster any time soon?
A: We want to try making new things.
Dark Souls 3 is now available in all regions on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.