Developer From Software has assured fans that there will be a follow up to cult hit Dark Souls.
The 2011 game was itself a spiritual successor – rather than a direct sequel – to the popular Demon’s Souls. Both games have gathered a strong following thanks to its notoriously challenging gameplay.
"Of course, it’s not over yet," From Software’s R&D head Masanori Takeuchi told GameTrailers.
"We’ve always been enamoured by dark fantasy action RPGs. That’s just been our core DNA and I think we’ll continue to utilise that."
And the studio’s executive producer Eiichi Nakajima adds that the team will be aiming for a much wider audience next time around.
"We’ve always been about making games for the core gamer, and they weren’t necessarily games that did well financially, which is too bad," he said.
"The success of both Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls, which have each sold over a million [units] per title worldwide, has made us shift our thinking internally to not just core gamers, but to globalise our products, that they can be successful on a worldwide scale.
"That’s now one of the key pillars we consider when we develop games in the future."