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News video games 27 April 2016, 14:29

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Dark Souls series is over; From Software working on another IP

Dark Souls III is the last installment in the popular action RPG series, says From Software president Hidetaka Miyazaki. Instead, the studio is currently working on a new IP.

With Dark Souls III successfully out on the market the Dark Souls series is now over, confirmed president of From Software, Hidetaka Miyazaki, in an interview for GNN Gamer. We can expect a couple of DLCs to Dark Souls III – the first one is scheduled for fall 2016 and the second for early 2017 – but apart from these the franchise is officially done with. Here is what Miyazaki said, as translated by a NeoGAF user:

Dark Souls III 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 comes to me in five years from now and begs ‘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.”

It means that Dark Souls games should be expected – at least not any time soon. The good news is From Software is busy working on another project, which will originate a brand new IP, hopefully as good as its previous works. Miyazaki also said that he wants to create a sequel to Armored Core action series. Actually “it is one of the pillars of From Software’s lineup”, as Miyazaki put it, but refused to go into details on this topic.

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