Virtual reality content will start to increase over the next few years as products such as the Oculus Rift become more popular, but could we be seeing something like Dark Souls in this rise of virtual reality games? Dark Souls 2 director Yui Tanimura believes so. With a recent interview with IGN, Tanimura explained why the Dark Souls universe would be a good fit and where the franchise may be heading with next generation hardware.
“This isn’t something that we are looking into detail yet, or at least right now, but I agree that the world of Dark Souls 2 is something that has a very visceral element to it.” Tanimura sees the possibilities virtual reality holds, though he can understand why it would be a challenge given Dark Souls‘ combat system. “It’s mostly sort of on the realistic side, so I think that experience with the headset is something that would go well with Dark Souls as content.”
As for Dark Souls coming to next-generation consoles, we know that Dark Souls 2 is heading to Xbox One and PS4 next year along with its three DLC packs, a higher count of enemies, different enemy placement, and an increased number of players allowed in multiplayer. However, Tamimura sees the series heading in whole new directions in the future:
“Going forward in terms of future games in the series, there are definitely more possibilities in terms of new enemies that take advantage of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. I’m sure its not a secret there are all kinds of possibilities for the future, especially with this new hardware and much expertise going forward. There are some planning documents that we have internally that would blow your head off.” — Yui Tanimura
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