Dark Souls proved to be a hit when it released last year, as we’ve explained on a few occasions. But of course, just one great game is never enough; we want a million of them. Fortunately, From Software has confirmed to Gametrailers (via) that more Souls games are on the way, though maybe not a million of them.
“Of course, it’s not over yet,” R&D head Masanori Takeuchi said.
“You have to go back to our roots, which is King’s Field. We’ve made many games in that series. We’ve always been enamoured by dark fantasy action RPGs. That’s just been our core DNA and I think we’ll continue to utilize that.”
Executive producer Eiichi Nakajima added: “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 [copies] 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.”
“We know what butters our bread, obviously it’s consumer games. That’s where we see some of our key strengths,” Takeuchi continued.
“That being said, as developers, we like to do new things and new challenges will help us mature and grow as a developer. Smart phones and tablets are an interesting challenge for us.”
So Dark Souls for iOS, then? “If we do go down that path, it’s not going to be what you see on the market today, [which are] more watered down, less ‘core’ experiences. We like to make games for core gamers, so if we take that approach, it’s going to be a core experience on a tablet, something that gamers are going to love.”