Friday, March 30, 2012
From Software Says Another Souls Game May Not Happen!
In an interview with Edge, creative director Hidetaka Miyazaki apologizes for the many quirks and bugs found in From Software's latest title, Dark Souls.
"Yes, there were technical difficulties," he said. "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."
Edge followed up with an inquiry of a future Souls title, in which the director responded...
"We don't even know if we'll have another chance," he said. "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."
It is certainly unfair that the subtle faults in a low budget title such as Dark Souls could be a means to the end of the series when for many best selling titles such as Skyrim and Fallout 3 it's merely looked at as a bump in the road. Dark Souls is one of the most innovative and refreshing titles of this generation and I am a huge supporter of From Software's outside the box approach to game development. I have played much of Dark Souls, the majority of the time was spent playing the game unpatched and by no means what so ever have I felt this game suffers from major design flaws. Dark Souls, in my book, sports gameplay that is far more solid than most of the garbage that gets released today. If you are a hardcore gamer such as myself, and enjoyed any of the Souls titles as much as I enjoy Dark Souls, I would encourage you to speak out and support From Software. I am greatly looking forward to reviewing this title once I am finished with it and am even more excited to start a second play through now that I have unraveled much of the games mystery and have a firmer understanding of its inner workings. To me, a third Souls title would be nothing short of a blessing. I hope many of you agree!