In an interview with GameSpot, Hidetaka Miyazaki, head of From Software, affirmed that he would like Dark Souls 3 to be the last Dark Souls game.
“I’m considering Dark Souls 3 to be the big closure on the series,” Miyazaki said. “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.”
He continued on to say that moving on from the franchise is necessary for players’ continued enjoyment of the series. “We have to keep creating quality games and be aggressive about doing new things,” he added.
Elsewhere in the interview, Miyazaki responded to questions about he Dark Souls 3 beta. Some players were put off by how easy and comfortable they felt in the beta, but Miyazaki reassures veteran fans that the rest of the game will take players in new directions. In fact, the slice of gameplay shown in the beta is one of the most straightforward parts of Dark Souls 3.
Finally, we got one cool insight into Miyazaki’s passions: apparently, he loves Hearthstone. “The thing that I can enjoy right now on a pure level is Hearthstone,” he responded when asked about games that had caught his attention. He also enjoys the Elder Scrolls series and the board game Eclipse.