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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