Dark Souls 2 Director Talks Virtual Reality and Future Souls Games
Dark Souls 2 Director, Yui Tanimura, has said that while developer From Software isn’t currently looking into virtual reality for the Dark Souls universe, it’s likely to work well if implemented. In an interview with IGN, Tanimura was asked if the developer was considering VR, and what the team thought of engaging in Souls combat using the technology. He responded by saying:
This isn’t something that we are looking into detail yet, or at least right now, but I agree that the world of Dark Souls 2 is something that has a very visceral element to it. It’s mostly sort of on the realistic side, so I think that experience with the headset is something that would go well with Dark Souls as content.
Talking about future Souls games, Tanimura said that the new generation of consoles has opened up new possibilities and new areas to explore for the series, and that From Software is already planning things that could blow us away.
Going forward in terms of future games in the series, there are definitely more possibilities in terms of new enemies that take advantage of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. I’m sure its not a secret there are all kinds of possibilities for the future, especially with this new hardware and much expertise going forward. There are some planning documents that we have internally that would blow your head off.
Meanwhile, Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin is scheduled for release on April 7, 2015 for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. The collection will include Dark Souls 2, its three DLC packs, additional NPCs for an enhanced story experience, and an increased number of players allowed in multiplayer for the PS4, Xbox One, and DirectX 11 versions.