Well, it’s official, From Software is done with Dark Souls.
In an interview with GNN Gamer, translated by Google Translate and NeoGAF user earvcunanan, series creator and director Hidetaka Miyazaki confirmed that Dark Souls 3 is the last in the Souls series and he has no intention of returning to it anytime soon.
When asked if fans could expect anything like a tie-in novel or spin-off series, or DLC set in the world, Miyazaki had this to say,
Dark Souls 3 will have several DLCs like (the) previous games. But there’s absolutely no plan right now for any sequels, spin-offs or tie-ins. But I can’t say for certain the possibility is 0%.
He went on to say that if a long time from now if some From developer begged him to make another Dark Souls game, he might be inclined to make it happen.
If a From Software developer came to me five years from now and begged ‘please let me make another Dark Souls’. Then I will not rule out the possibility to let my subordinates start a new project (i.e. the Dark Souls 2 B-Team). What is certain for now is, to me personally Dark Souls is over. So rather than make another sequel, I think it’s time we take a step to a new direction.
Miyazaki also squashed any hope of a Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls remaster, simply saying that he would like to work on something new. And that something might already be in development.
When GNN Games asked Miyazaki if a sequel to Armored Core was a possibility he sounded optimistic.
Personally I want to do it. After all I was involved in three games in the series. Armored Core is one of the pillars of From Software’s lineup, but I can’t reveal anything at the moment.
Currently there are two DLC expansions planned for Dark Souls 3, with Miyazaki saying the first is slated for Fall 2016 and the second for early 2017.