Dark Souls Follow-Up May Not Happen
Although both Demon's Souls and Dark Souls enjoyed critical success and strong sales, developer From Software may not get a chance to create a third title.
According to what Dark Souls creative director Hidetaka Miyazaki told EDGE, despite all the positives that came out of the first two games, a third isn't an inevitability. Said Miyazaki:
"We don’t even know if we’ll have another chance. We have the confidence that we can improve from our mistakes this time and create an even better Dark world, but we don’t know if the users will forgive us for the mistakes, so I cannot give an exact answer."
He talks about the frame-rate issues that hindered Dark Souls, and admits there were some "technical difficulties" in making the game. He adds that due to the sheer size of the adventure, it was difficult to get everything to flow smoothly. However, Miyazaki "doesn't mind the growing pains" and given the opportunity, he'd like to make things right...you know, in a third entry. He didn't say that, but we know it's what he's thinking.
Dark Souls wasn't exactly a sequel to Demon's Souls, but will we ever see another "Souls" game from...uh...From Software? ...I hate it when studios have weird names that screw with articles.
1/31/2012 8:49:29 PM Ben Dutka