Dark Souls was a big hit among hardcore role-playing fans worldwide, and those fans are all asking the same question: Will we get another one?
The game was technically the spiritual successor to the critically acclaimed Demon's Souls , so we imagine the ardent followers would be fine with yet another successor of some kind. Then again, a Dark Souls 2 would probably go over pretty well, too.
Thankfully, From Software Research & Development boss Masanori Takeuchi told GameTrailers that they're not yet done with the world of Dark Souls .
"Of course, it's not over yet. 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."
That being said, studio executive producer Eiichi Nakajima wants to cater to a larger audience with their next project. The key is to keep the core gamer happy while "globalizing" the product, so the developer can be successful on a worldwide scale. Said Nakajima:
"We've always been about making games for the core gamer, and they weren't necessarily games that did well financially, which is too bad. The success of both Demon's Souls and Dark Souls, which have each sold over a million [units] 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."
Well, we know there are some enthusiastic fans out there who balk at terms like "globalize," but hey, that's business. Don't worry, we doubt From Software will lose track of what the hardcore gamers enjoy.
Related Game(s): Dark Souls