In startling news, it would appear From Software and Bandai Namco like money. That’s right, despite Dark Souls III still being in development, the game’s creator and From Software President, Hidetaka Miyazaki, has said that it won’t be the last game in the series.
When speaking at Gamescom 2015 and discussing his desire to work in the sci-fi genre, he said it wasn’t a good idea to continuously release entries in the series, but: “It is true that it [Dark souls III] will be a turning point but it’s still not the final game for the Dark Souls series.”
It would seem that a fourth Dark Souls game is highly likely then, although it could be some time off, or could undergo some changes. Perhaps he’s waiting to reboot the franchise. Or could the earlier mention of a desire to work in the sci-fi genre see From Software drastically alter the setting within the Dark Souls series? That’s a stretch if we’re honest, as it’s more likely they’ll come up with a sci-fi title under a new IP, rather than risk alienating fans of the traditional fantasy setting that’s served the series so well.
Of course, Bloodborne has a different setting that Souls’ fans have grown to love too, but it’s not a million miles away from the Souls games. But what about a sci-fi setting? Dead Space meets Dark Souls? We’d take some of that action for sure.