Dark Souls II coming to Xbox One and PS4?

News Aaron Birch 17 Jan 2014 - 05:24

From Software's punishing action RPG, Dark Souls II, could come to the new consoles as well as last gen...

Talking to Edge magazine, Dark Souls II's co-director, Yiu Tanimura, has given Xbox One and PS4 owners a possible big reason to be happy. Although not currently planned, the brutal role player could well come to Xbox One and PS4 at some point.

From Software isn't done with the PS3 and Xbox 360, and sees plenty of life left in the old dogs, hence the focus on the last gen for Dark Souls II, but there's also a PC port of the game in the works.

“At the start of development, we felt that there was still a lot of potential that remained unused in Dark Souls. I hope this can be seen with the demos and footage that we have released. Our intention was to capitalise on the total potential of [seventh-generation] consoles and deliver the game to fans as soon as possible,” Tanimura said.

Commenting on the iffy PC port of Dark Souls, he then said, “For the PC version of Dark Souls II, the game development will be based on the PC – we will make sure that the main PC game features are supported and also do our best to attend to a lot of the user feedback that we have received.”

This should ensure a far better PC port that utilises the actual power of the PC, without the need for third party mods to help it along. Edge then asked if the PC port could be shifted over to Xbox One and PS4, which wouldn't be hard given that both units are essentially PC architecture and off-the-shelf PC components. This was not confirmed by Tanimura, but also not ruled out.

“We have not put any thought into this yet, so I unfortunately can’t answer at this point.”

Given that Dark Souls is now a big AAA release, it would be a surprise if From Software didn’t have plans for an Xbox One and PS4 release of the title, and with confirmation that the PC will be developed for specifically this time around is a good sign. More news as we get it.

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I think that is dark souls 2 came to the next gen consoles it would be a great step forward for both the franchise and the company. as someone who thoroughly enjoyed dark souls on the 360 and now have the xbox one i feel like i am missing out on what has the potential to be one of the best games to date. publishing the game to as many consoles as possible would widen the target population of gamers. this means that when the game is released, a lot more gamers will have access to the game due to no console limitation. i feel that the dark souls franchise has the potential to be a thriving franchise which will go down in history.

Dark Souls II was designed with PC and current console engines in mind... Not publishing it for PS4 and Xbox One would not only be a big mistake, but really upsetting, in my opinion. I'm a die hard fan of the Souls series — sadly I traded my PS3 in and purchased a PS4. I do still own a 360 but the controls feel so clunky, I won't even acknowledge DSII if not released for PS4. /=

I feel that they need to make the game on next gen or at least port it, it provie extra profit even for the cost to port it, and many people want o play it on the xbox one and aren't able to, not to mention the fact that once you transfer your account to the one you can't transfer it back to the 360 to get achievements for it through darksouls.

Still waiting for my Xbox one to be more than an expensive netflix machine apparently.

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