Dark Souls 2’s director is new to the series in that specific role, and he’s been making some pretty interesting remarks as of late, saying that Dark Souls 2 will be more accessible than the previous game. These claims have gotten some fans of the original a little worried that the game might be dumbed down.
However, Hidetaka Miyazaki, who was the director of Demon’s Souls and the original Dark Souls, wants to assure fans that Dark Souls 2 will stay true to the series, even though Miyazaki isn’t part of the team developing it.
“I’m not one to restrict the potential that Dark Souls has by insisting that only I can work on the titles,” he told Edge. “I want new expressions. It’s true that I’m sad about not being involved in the development of Dark Souls II, because I’ve worked on Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls’ development for the past five years. I really love those two titles; however, maybe this is the time to have new inspiration, so I’m fine about that.
“I’m looking forward to playing Dark Souls II not as part of the development team, but with a little bit of distance. Everybody knows what the core of Dark Souls is – the dev team does, the fans do, the media does – and that will never change. I [wouldn’t] really care for Dark Souls VIII to come out. That’s not the point. It’s more, ‘What do the fans want?’ We want to stay true to what they expect.”
“In terms of the characteristic of Dark Souls, it’s very clear what we did wrong and what we did right, thanks to the reviews from the media, the feedback from the fans,” he continued. “Fortunately everything’s not all over the place – all the feedback is headed in the general right direction.”
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