Miyazaki seemingly rules out Dark Souls 4 and Bloodborne 2

Ben Parfitt
Miyazaki seemingly rules out Dark Souls 4 and Bloodborne 2

Acclaimed From Software developer Hidetaka Miyazaki has contradicted previous comments about the future of Dark Souls.

In June Miyazaki said that Dark Souls 3, which is due out in April, "is not the final product for the Dark Souls series”, adding that it'll be a turning point, but it's not final”.

However, speaking to GameSpot the developer has now admitted to being worried about over-exposure for the brand, which saw the release of Dark Souls 2 in March 2014, redux Scholar of the First Sin in November 2014 and the separate but undoubtedly similar Bloodborne in March 2015.

It'd be a lie if I said I have no concerns about that,” he said. I don't think it'd be the right choice to continue indefinitely creating Souls and Bloodborne games. I'm considering Dark Souls 3 to be the big closure on the series.

That's not just limited to me, but From Software and myself together want to aggressively make new things in the future. Dark Souls 3 will mark the last game where the development project began before I became president. The next title will be a game that was conceived while I was president.

I believe that From Software has to create new things. There will be new types of games coming from us, and Dark Souls 3 is an important marker in the evolution of From Software… I just believe that [moving on] is necessary in order for players to continue enjoying our games. We have to keep creating quality games and be aggressive about doing new things.”

Elsewhere in the interview Miyazaki that he loves” Hearthstone and really looks up to” The Elder Scrolls series.

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