Ever wondered why Bandai Namco has started to milk the Dark Souls series? It looks like its relationship with developer FromSoftware may be over, as the studio moves to pastures new. Speaking with VG247 at Gamescom 2018 this week, communications director Yasuhiro Kitao said that the studio plans to make “a variety of different titles and new experiences” moving forwards.
“We’re not just going to be making shinobi games going forward,” he said, referring to the firm’s latest effort, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. “But as far as [Hidetaka] Miyazaki has said in interviews previously, the Dark Souls series is finished. We do want to keep creating these fresh experiences, and just games we want to make – so please stay tuned.”
It sounds like the developer’s done with sequels for the time being, so this probably rules out a potential Bloodborne 2 as well. Of course the exciting thing here is that it wants to create new concepts, and given how good Sekiro looks, we’re eager to see what else it’s got in store. None of this is going to stop Bandai Namco from re-releasing Dark Souls for the umpteenth time, though, it seems.