Dark Souls Creator is Done With Series, New Armored Core In Development

Dark Souls Creator is Done With Series, New Armored Core In Development

The developer has been living the Souls life, but that's about to change.

From Software president Hidetaka Miyazaki has spent the past seven years of his life working on the Souls series of games. Since the 2009 release of Demon's Souls, Miyazaki and From Software have been pumping out Souls titles, with the only other release being the Souls-adjacent Bloodborne. In interviews from Tokyo Game Show, Miyazaki says that he's done with the Dark Souls series after Dark Souls III.

"For me, Dark Souls III is the end," Miyazaki said in a round table interview attended by Kotaku and IGN. "But that doesn't mean the end for Dark Souls. If someone other than myself, like another staff member, wants to make a Dark Souls, then I don't want to deny others from making future installments."

This means more Souls is on the table and you can bet that Namco Bandai wants to get another game under its belt. I'd also hazard that Sony would be more than happy with a Bloodborne sequel. Despite that, From Software is broadening its horizons a bit, working on several new titles.

"So there are several titles that we are currently working on. Some of those are dark fantasy, some of those could be a mech [game] - that's one thing. The second thing is that one of the new titles I've been working on will probably comply with the expectations from the fans in straightforward manner," he explained. "The last thing is that another title will probably be a little bit weird. When we actually announce the title, probably fans will react with 'Oh, what the hell is this very weird game that Miyazaki has created?'"

The mech title mentioned seems to be a new entry in the Armored Core franchise. The series has not had a release since 2013's Armored Core: Verdict Day, but Miyazaki said a sequel is in the works. Unfortunately, it's early in development, so there's few details available.

"We are making a new Armored Core. We are still in the early stages of development," he said. "I can't talk about how early it is."

From Software's latest will be the first Dark Souls III DLC, Ashes of Ariandel, which will release on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on October 25, 2016.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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