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Dark Souls III is the last with Bandai Namco and in the future is going to be open world

Speaking with a Kadokawa representative, it seems that Dark Souls III is going to be the last with Bandai Namco. The publisher doesn't want to change the game but From Software is ambitious and wants to introduce an open world in the series.

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nucky641192d ago

if they mean open world like witcher or edler scrolls?.....sounds VERY interesting.

thorstein1192d ago

OMG! Can you imagine? Instead of monsters spawning in predictable areas, you'd actually have tough monsters randomly come at you.

nucky641192d ago

I hear ya! and add in FROMs always great combat plus great, creepy atmosphere!! also, you know they'd have loads of great treasure, armor, weapons...etc...to find.

Crimzon1192d ago

If Bandai Namco doesn't want to publish a Dark Souls game that doesn't stick to the traditional formula, I'm sure that Sony would be happy to co-develop another game with From Software, much like Bloodborne and Demon's Souls.

If Bandai Namco really is holding From Software back, then good riddance.

nX1192d ago

Yes I'd say it's time for the Souls games to try out a fully open world. Of course not as open as The Witcher or Skyrim but something in the direction of Shadow Of Mordor could fit nicely. Still I'll take whatever they're releasing as the Souls series comes closest to my definition of the perfect game.

bnoyes1192d ago

Don't get me wrong, I'm really enjoying The Witcher 3, but the combat is the only thing holding it back from being one of my all-time favorites. If From Software could somehow make a game with the scale of The Witcher 3, the level design of Souls (I'm assuming there will be "dungeons" throughout the world), and the fast combat of Bloodborne, it would be perfection.

Magicite1192d ago

enemies will hunt you and haunt you...

zen_hydra1192d ago

I've felt for a while now that we need a souls-like with a persistent, shared world where new areas keep emerging from the fog. I had hoped that a Dragon's Dogma sequel was going to develope in that direction.

SakataXGintoki1192d ago

I'm kind of mixed here. I loved the contained world of Dark Souls and Bloodborne. Would an Open world mean less concentration on the labyrinth-like design of areas? Please, I hope not.

bnoyes1192d ago

Open overworld with dungeons would be great. In a lot of ways From Soft has been making the 3D Zelda games I've always wanted ever since they began Souls, and this would pretty much be the ultimate action-adventure RPG if they had a dynamic, living-breathing world combined with their meticulously designed dungeons.

TheOneWhoIsTornApart1192d ago

I don't know about this. The tightly designed hand crafted design of the Souls series is one its best qualities. With Myazaki at the helm though I trust that it will be interesting.

bnoyes1192d ago

If they're moving from Namco I wonder if this means they want to self-publish or if there will be a scramble for other publishers to snatch it up. I'm sure MS and Sony would be ****ing their pants to try and make this an exclusive.

uth111192d ago

that was my first thought as well! :(

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