"Our main focus is keeping game creation fresh for ourselves."
- Dark Souls creative lead Hidetaka Miyazaki
Since Dark Souls caught fire, developer From Software worked on two sequels (Dark Souls III, now in development, is due next year) and Bloodborne, the series' kissing cousin.
Now, the series' creative lead and From Software president Hidetaka Miyazaki says that it might be it for the series -- because his team needs to move on to something new to keep the creative juices flowing.
"I don't care about what type of president I will be in the future or how I'll be remembered, I just believe that [moving on] is necessary in order for players to continue enjoying our games. We have to keep creating quality games and be aggressive about doing new things," Miyazaki told GameSpot in a new interview.
"I don't think it'd be the right choice to continue indefinitely creating Souls and Bloodborne games. I'm considering Dark Souls III 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."
In an industry that creates sequels ad infinitum, it's refreshing to see the creator of a big-name franchise take a stand about moving on. You can read more from Miyazaki in the full interview.