Dark Souls III was an excellent title by my estimation. It’s the game in the series that really clicked for me and I’ve been toiling away in a second playthrough, which is very rare nowadays.
Sadly, it seems, at least for the creator of the series, the franchise is over for him. Hidetaka Miyazaki was talking to GNN Gamer when he said that while it’s not impossible we will ever see another Dark Souls, at least for him, he is done. Translated by NeoGAF, he said:
Dark Souls 3 will be have several DLCs like 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%.
For example, if a FROM Software developer come to me five years from now and beg ‘please let me make another Dark Souls‘. Then I will not rule out the possibility to let my subordinates start a new project.
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. Development of a new IP has already begun.
There certainly is a lesson in here about quitting while you are ahead. I hope From Software really do something wild next.