Dark Souls Studio Wants To Make A Battle Royale, Live Service Game
Fans are undeniably excited for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, the first big souls-like title by FromSoftware since the studio stepped away from the Dark Souls series. That isn’t all the dev studio may be planning, though, as FromSoftware director Hidetaka Miyazaki recently expressed into making a battle royale and/or live service game.
In a recent interview with The Telegraph, Miyazaki confirmed that both he and his FromSoftware team could possibly make a battle royale or live service title the future, especially given how these types of games have been dominating the market as of late. “There’s always the possibility,” Miyazaki said when asked if FromSoftware would ever dip its toe into the battle royale market.
These games are definitely fun. And we’re interested in the patterns they are taking. If we did it, it might be a bit different! But we’re definitely interested and there’s definitely that possibility in the future. We’d love to take a crack at them some day.”
There is of course a flip-side to this, as Miyazaki expressed later in the interview his desire to continue to make single player games, citing a need for continued diversity in a, as previously mentioned, battle royale-heavy market. “We do need this diversity in the industry,” Miyazaki said. “Regardless of what From Software is doing, we need people making battle royale games and live services and we need people making single-player focused experiences. We feel that this diversity is what will keep everyone going.”
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice launches on March 22 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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