From Software director and Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki, has announced that they’re currently working three new projects.
In a recent interview from 4gamer (translations thanks to NeoGAF and twitter user xenosaga), the first project will be an action role-playing game, with a dark fantasy setting similar to Dark Souls. The second project will be a reboot/new idea from a previous franchise, with the third said to be “something new”.
In accordance to further translations from twitter user BlackKite, one of the projects (possibly referring to the second) is said to be a new Armored Core game. In one particular paragraph translated, Miyazaki said the following;
Sorry to fans who’ve been waiting for new Armored Core. Its concept is still charming even now.
I think Armored Core can re-sublimate with another interesting valuable game. And many of our staffs want to make new AC
Personally AC was also what started my career so I have fondness of it. We don’t have an option to not make a new [Armored Core] game. ” – Hidetaka Miyazaki, 4gamer interview
The last sentence sounds a little weird, but the literal translation is “We don’t have an option to not make a new [Armored Core] game“. Odd way of announcing a new title, but either way, this still means that we’ll possibly be getting a new Armored Core.
In addition to this, Miyazaki said that From Software does not plan on developing sequels to their Souls series games anytime soon. This includes sequels to Bloodborne and Demon Souls titles, spin-offs, remakes and tie-ins too. However, two expansions are still slated for Dark Souls III.
What are your thoughts on these new projects? Are you excited for a new Armored Core game? What are your thoughts on this new Action RPG? Let us know in the comments below!