Dark Souls 2 Developer Says No To Turning Dark Souls Into A Franchise

GR - "Dark Souls' Hidetaka Miyazaki has no plans to turn Dark Souls into a "franchise" spanning dozens of titles, like the Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest games."

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violents1940d ago

Since this is really the third game in the series, isn't it already a franchise? Or does it not count since the first one has a different name?

b_one1940d ago

They only want to sound l33t, nothing more ;)

nrvalleytime1940d ago

Demon Souls, while similar in tone, isn't a numbered entry in the series - it's a different IP with different lore, and Sony owns exclusive rights to it. It's really similar, but just not the same.

Irishguy951940d ago (Edited 1940d ago )

It's really similar like Final Fantasy 7 is to 8. Please, same series, different name.

Why did they use 'Dark souls'? They weren't allowed use Demons souls 2. Thats it really. It is not just similar, Dark souls has been named as the spiritual Successor to Demons souls. And I don't understand why anyone thinks they would make another Demons souls and limit themselves from selling it on Xbox.

b_one1940d ago

Cool, i hope SSM will make Demons Souls 2 someday

xXBlondieVanHarlowXx1940d ago (Edited 1940d ago )

Patches the Hyena didn't care about tone, he still found a way to screw you over in both games >_< I always figured they were connected, just not direct sequels. It's a shame Sony didn't back up the idea of a Demon souls 2. :(

Demon souls > Dark Souls IMO

NukaCola1940d ago (Edited 1940d ago )

So then spiritual successors from now on?

Dead Souls
Devil Souls
Dragon Souls

It's the Souls Saga guys, just except

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KillaManiac1940d ago

Pfft they will franchise anything that makes $$$.

You might not see Dark Souls 3, but what about Light Souls or Humans Souls? LOL

violents1940d ago

So then, dark souls isn't really a sequel to demons souls, however is considered the "spiritual succesor" to demon souls.

So what its the same universe but different game/timeline? or something like that.

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Kyosuke_Sanada1940d ago

I would like to hear more about the remake of King's Field. I believe that is why the original director is preoccupied.

HarryMasonHerpderp1940d ago

King's Field! very old school =)

Kran1940d ago

Making a sequel already turns it into a franchise.

Making a sequel to a game that was also technically a sequel has turned the games into a franchise, so... sorry devs.

ThyMagicSword1940d ago

The franchise is already a franchise.

MooseWI1940d ago

Little gray area here with this..

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