From Software thinks there’s too much potential left in the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 to focus entirely on new consoles, but hasn’t completely ruled out bringing the PC version of Dark Souls 2 to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Our goal was to capitalize on the potential of seventh-gen consoles, says From Software
In a recent interview with Edge, Dark Souls 2 co-director Yiu Tanimura, explains why they chose seventh-gen over eight-gen when it comes to priority.
“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,” explained Tanimura.
Though From Software might be focused on the seventh-gen consoles as their bread and butter for Dark Souls 2, they’ve also got a PC game that will be than just a quick port. So why not port that PC version over to the Xbox One and PS4? A good question from Edge, apparently, because according to Tanimura, they’ve not put any thought into it yet.
While Tanimura deflected the questioning about Dark Souls 2 on the Xbox One and PS4, it’s quite possible that with the more familiar architectures found on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a Dark Souls 2 port for those games might not be that far-fetched.
Dark Souls 2 on Xbox 360 and PS3 is due out on March 14th 2014, with the PC version to follow shortly after. You can check out the most recent footage from the game, in the Dark Souls 2 Cursed Trailer released earlier.