Submitted by halocursed 1031d ago | news

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." (Dark Souls 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

violents  +   1031d 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_one  +   1031d ago
They only want to sound l33t, nothing more ;)
nrvalleytime  +   1031d 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.
Irishguy95  +   1031d 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.
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b_one  +   1031d ago
Cool, i hope SSM will make Demons Souls 2 someday
xXBlondieVanHarlowXx  +   1031d 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
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NukaCola  +   1031d ago
So then spiritual successors from now on?

Dead Souls
Devil Souls
Dragon Souls

It's the Souls Saga guys, just except it...lol.
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KillaManiac  +   1031d ago
Pfft they will franchise anything that makes $$$.

You might not see Dark Souls 3, but what about Light Souls or Humans Souls? LOL
violents  +   1031d 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.
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   1031d ago
I would like to hear more about the remake of King's Field. I believe that is why the original director is preoccupied.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1031d ago
King's Field! very old school =)
Kran  +   1031d 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.
ThyMagicSword  +   1031d ago
The franchise is already a franchise.
MooseWI  +   1031d ago
Little gray area here with this..
sdplisken  +   1031d ago
dark souls 2 is gonna sell like hotcakes and hes gonna change his tune

$$$$ does that and id love this to become a franchise as long as they dont milk it and give each game a couple of years development time
zerocrossing  +   1031d ago
They're already saying stupid things like this and they aren't even half done with Dark Souls II yet, sorry to sound negative all the time but damnit this doesn't bode well.
CalvinKlein  +   1031d ago
its number 2 then its a franchise. Not to mention the other souls game, demons souls. Make the third game called devil's souls and Id still consider it a franchise since they are so similar just have different names. Put a two after it and its a franchise period. You cant use the same name and make a game so similar and tell me its not a franchise. That is the whole point of using a 2 in the first place, to get the fans of the first one to buy the next.

maybe they mean they wont milk the shit out of it...
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