Hidetaka Miyazaki is considering Dark Souls 3 as the last game in the Dark Souls series.
During an interview with GameSpot, Miyazaki said, “I don’t think it’d be the right choice to continue indefinitely creating Souls and Bloodborne games. I’m considering Dark Souls 3 to be the big closure on the series. That’s not just limited to me, but From Software and myself together want to aggressively make new things in the future. Dark Souls 3 will mark the last game where the development project began before I became president. The next title will be a game that was conceived while I was president. I believe that From Software has to create new things. There will be new types of games coming from us, and Dark Souls 3 is an important marker in the evolution of From Software.”
When asked about the legacy of the series, he added, “We don’t really feel our games have created a standard. I have no concern over others making similar games, it just shows that players wanted games that were like this, that are difficult, and wanted other studios to make challenging games that achieve the same level of satisfaction. We enjoy those games and their approach to creating them are never the same, anyway. We enjoy seeing the differences. We’re totally fine with seeing more games come out that borrow aspects. Our main focus is keeping game creation fresh for ourselves.”
But perhaps most importantly, is Miyazaki playing Fallout 4 right now?
“As a game, I found Fallout 3 to be very interesting, but I like fantasy. I tend to gravitate towards Oblivion more,” he said.