Dark Souls Creator Says He'd Love "To Take a Crack" at Battle Royale or Online Service Games

Dark Souls Creator Says He'd Love "To Take a Crack" at Battle Royale or Online Service Games

Bloodborne battle royale?

It seems like every developer around is experimenting with either the battle royale genre or the live-service model. But what if a studio like From Software were to make one? Studio president Hidetaka Miyazaki doesn't seem opposed to the idea, at least according to a recent interview.

Speaking with The Telegraph, Miyazaki expressed an admiration for the live-service model and burgeoning genre. "These games are definitely fun," Miyazaki says. "And we're interested in the pattenrs they are taking. If we did it, it might be a bit different! But we're definitely interested and there's definitely that possibility in the future. We'd love to take a crack at them some day."

From Software is best known as a single-player focused developer. Its upcoming game, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is another single-player game in the vein of the studio's Dark Souls franchise. Though unlike Dark Souls, Sekiro is an action game, not RPG. And Miyazaki says that despite the popularity of online live-service games, there's still a healthy market for single-player titles.

"Single-player action games don't feel too rare in the current climate," Miyazaki says. "While Devil May Cry 5 has some online elements, it's coming out two weeks before our game. And that's a very single-player focused experience." Miyazaki also cites God of War and Spider-Man, both obtained critical-acclaim and successful sales figures.

A From Software live-service game would be cool though. The thrill of Dark Souls is the hunt for better gear, and I can honestly envision an MMO Dark Souls-style game. From Software has also experimented heavily with online through its unique approach to PvP and PvE encounters in the Soulsborne games.

For more on Sekiro, check out our Sekiro guide which includes news, previews, and more. We also have an interview with Miyazaki where we discuss the allure of ninjas, and Sekrio's combat.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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