The release of Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls have both been met with critical success and, for the most part, positive fan feedback. That doesn’t mean a third game in the series is guaranteed, though.
Dark Souls creative director Hidetaka Miyazaki expressed some doubt as to whether or not there will be another sequel. Since From Software is unsure if fans “will forgive us for the mistakes”, the team isn’t sure if they’ll get “another chance” to work on a third “Dark” project.
“We don’t even know if we’ll have another chance. We have the confidence that we can improve from our mistakes this time and create an even better Dark world, but we don’t know if the users will forgive us for the mistakes, so I cannot give an exact answer.”
Miyazaki was referring to the frame-rate issues in Dark Souls when speaking about the team’s mistakes. He told the magazine that “there were technical difficulties” in making the game and explained that the large scope of the project contributed to the issues.
“Yes, there were technical difficulties. I don’t believe that it’s okay to have them, but realistically speaking, it was quite a large-scale game – even in terms of budget and expectations. So we’re very sorry for the trouble we’ve caused by our processing errors and bugs from Japan. It was a title that we haven’t really experienced in all aspects, so there were areas where we felt our technical side couldn’t keep up with the game’s scope, like an increasingly growing ache. I didn’t mind the growing pains. We accept the game as it is, and that it’s just a part of the learning curve.”