Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki has some new plans for the future.

We know the third entry in the venerated action/RPG franchise is just around the corner, but what will happen after? Miyazaki partially tackled that question during a recent GameSpot interview .

He first called Dark Souls III a "turning point" in the franchise, and it will "pave the way for something new." When asked if he'd pursue the possibility of a sci-fi theme for the series, he replied that he'd "definitely want to bring the Miyazaki touch" to the games. Don't forget that while developer From Software is well known for the likes of Demon's Souls , Dark Souls and Bloodborne , the team has a past rooted in mechs and sci-fi. Armored Core , anyone?

And now that Miyazaki is president of From Software, he intends to launch "several new projects," even though he's silent on the details for the time being. How would a Dark Souls mixed with Mass Effect work…?

Anyway, Dark Souls III is scheduled to launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC early next year.