The creator of Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls confirmed that From Software will continue to make a sequel to the series. Both games have garnered a following and have been critically acclaimed for its difficult yet satisfying gameplay.
In an interview with GameTrailers, From Software’s R&D head, Masanori Takeuchi revealed that the the studio is looking to broaden its horizon for its next follow up to Dark Souls. Takeuchi stated that the next game will be geared towards a global audience instead of just towards a core niche group.
The success of both Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls, which have each sold over a million [copies] per title worldwide, has made us shift our thinking internally to not just core gamers, but to globalize 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.
When asked if there will be a sequel to Dark Souls, he stated:
Of course, it’s not over yet. You have to go back to our roots, which is King’s Field. We’ve made many games in that series. We’ve always been enamored by dark fantasy action RPGs. That’s just been our core DNA and I think we’ll continue to utilize that.
When probed over the growing rumors of a PC port of Dark Souls, Takeuchi simply indicated that this decision is in the hands of the publisher, Bandai Namco.
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