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Hidetaka Miyazaki, creator of the Souls series and current president of the development studio From Software, recently gave an interview with GNN Gamer and opened up about some of the future projects the studio is currently working on. From Dark Souls III DLC to a possible new IP, there’s plenty to break down from the interview.

First, Dark Souls III DLC. Now, if you read the interview from GNN Gamer translated using Google Translate, it seems as though Miyazaki is claiming there will be three expansions for the game. However, according to a thread from NeoGAFF, this is an error in the translation and Miyazaki has only confirmed two expansions for Dark Souls III which would fit the information we’ve previously had on Dark Souls III DLC. The first substantial DLC expansion planned will be coming out fall of 2016, and the second one will drop early 2017.  He did not offer any details as to what the DLC will include. For the full TechRaptor review of Dark Souls III, click here.

The next piece of news Miyazaki dropped was that From Software does not plan on developing any sequels for any of their Souls series games anytime in the near future, and this includes the Bloodborne and Demon Souls titles, including spin-offs, remakes and tie-ins too.  When asked about the possibility of a sequel for the Souls series, the rough translation of his response according to the NeoGAFF thread was

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%.

However, it seems this response relates only to Miyazaki’s team at From Software. The studio’s B team, developers of Dark Souls II, could still possibly be making a sequel or spin-off, but Miyazaki himself seems to be done with the series, at least for the time being. There have been rumors of a Demon Souls remake in the past, but this interview seems to have put down any of these rumors for now. However, when asked about a possible Arma Core sequel, he said that personally, he would like to do it, but couldn’t reveal anything at the moment.

Miyazaki’s team is instead working on a new IP from From Software. According to Miyazaki, development of the new IP has already begun. The project is most likely in the very beginning stages of development, so don’t expect any details on it for a while.

Are you looking forward to the Dark Souls III DLC? What do you think about From Software supposedly moving on from the Souls series to something different? Let us know in the comment section below!

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  • Zepherdog

    Fall doesn’t seem all that far off all of a sudden.

    I love Dark Souls, but I hope they give us a break from the series after the DLC and move on to something different. Hopefully port it to PC as well.

  • SirBittle

    What’s with the Dark Souls 2 screenshot?

    I’m definitely looking forward to the DLC. Quite interested to see where they decide to take it and how it will compare to previous DS and DS2 DLC.

  • Aiat

    “The next piece of news Miyazaki dropped was that From Software does not plan on developing any sequels for any of their Souls series games anytime in the near future, and this includes the Bloodborne and Demon Souls titles, including spin-offs, remakes and tie-ins too. ”

    I love this man!

  • Galbador

    I hope, that they will make a sort of addon, that has no real impact to the main game.

  • SomeCollegeStudent

    I’m not too disappointed to see the Souls series hit a pause. As much as I like the franchise, I’d rather see some new IP at this point.

  • DrearierSpider

    Yup. Souls was best when it was a new & exciting thing that none of us had experienced before. I’ve enjoyed all the SoulsBorne games outside of Dark Souls 2 so far (though I’m only 6-8 hours into DaS3), but I think we’d all be best served by seeing what else such talented game designers can come up with.

  • Clairity

    From the first time I got play the games, I fell in love with the Souls series. It’s beautiful and graceful, and I’m sad to see that the old masters are leaving it behind. But in an age of companies milking series to the point where we’re begging for them to stop, where what once was loved is now reviled, I’m grateful that FromSoftware is letting the series fall into dormancy with grace and fond memories.

    Before Dark Souls, I didn’t even know FromSoftware existed, but now, I think they’re one of my favorite companies in the industry. I’m going to look forward to playing their older games and I’m going to look forward to seeing where they go from here.

    And if there ever is a new Souls game, I hope it ends up more like Dark Souls I rather than Dark Souls II. It was my first exposure to the series and I love it, but it really doesn’t hold up to the rest of the series.

  • BurntToShreds

    Multiplatform Chromehounds clone please.

  • Crizzyeyes

    Hitboxes are still shit.

  • Zepherdog

    I’m craving some Tenchu myself, but Ni-Oh may scratch that itch if the rumors about a PC version are true.

  • Zepherdog

    The whole A/B/C team thing is misleading I agree, but I still haven’t seen any proof to confirm OR disprove the existence of said team separation and honestly I don’t know where this came from in the first place.

    Thing is, I have a feeling if II was such a disgraceful product from an inferior team they would have disregarded it in it’s entirety, and even if Dark Souls III was developed by a separate, better team, they still took the time and effort to identify what worked well in II and incorporate and refine it for III (Which was a lot of things such as dual wielding and ring/password coop, as well as plenty of spells and equipment).

    Regardless of what anyone thinks of II, it’s still a good game compared to it’s contemporaries, it’s just not as good as it’s predecessors and successors. I do agree FromSoft should move on for the time being as to avoid franchise fatigue. Not that they don’t have a plethora of properties and franchises they could revisit and they could always do something new and different.

  • Zepherdog

    Hitboxes have always been shit, ever since Demon’s Souls. It’s no excuse but it’s also not an exclusive problem with II. If anything, the hitboxes are fine, it’s the attack tracking that’s the problem.

  • Zepherdog

    Well now that’s proof I’m retarded, it never occurred to me to look at the credits; I guess it wasn’t ever a huge concert to me if there really was a B-team or not.

    I agree the souls series wasn’t a GOAT masterpiece that misguided fanboys make it up to be, but I don’t see as much an issue with fanservice and pandering to the crowd with the game as long as they’re of good quality. Of course both Miyazaki and Kojima are human who can and do make mistakes, and that is something people need to understand.