While at Tokyo Game Show last week, FromSoftware president Hidetaka Miyazaki told IGN that the Dark Souls developer is currently working on three game projects. One will be a new Armored Core game. He wouldn’t go into any other details about the projects, but he offered some vague descriptors and said fans will wonder what “weird game” he’s subjecting them to.
So there are several titles that we are currently working on […] Some of those are dark fantasy, some of those could be a mech [game] – that’s one thing. The second thing is that one of the new titles I’ve been working on will probably comply with the expectations from the fans in straightforward manner.
The last thing is that another title will probably be a little bit weird. When we actually announce the title, probably fans will react with ‘oh, what the hell is this very weird game that Miyazaki has created?’
When pressed about what kind of “weird” this game would be, he essentially said all of it would be weird.
So when I say weird, I mean that the genre we’re trying to try might be a little bit weird. Not only that, but all the other actual game content might be a little bit weird, yes.
So what about Dark Souls? Could the dark fantasy be Dark Souls 4? It’s not, and it doesn’t look like From Software will return to the Dark Souls franchise any time soon. Miyazaki said at TGS that the two DLC packs releasing for Dark Souls 3 will conclude the series.
It’s time to move away from the Dark Souls franchise. As president of From Software, I’m not completely denying the possibility of bringing back the franchise in the future. There could be someone else in my company who wants to work on new installments. But we believe that the series will end after the two DLC.
The first DLC pack, Ashes of Ariandel, will release on October 25, 2016 for $14.99. The second pack will release in early 2017. A Season Pass is available for both packs at $24.99.