One of the creators of Dark Souls and Bloodborne is keeping a close watch on the battle royale genre.
Speaking in an interview with Telegraph, FromSoftware president Hidetaka Miyazaki revealed that there’s a “possibility” of some of FromSoftware’s future games joining the battle royale trend.
“There’s always the possibility,” Miyazaki said. “These [battle royale] 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.”
Of course, if FromSoftware took a chance at a battle royale game, it might look very different from the first-person shooters we’re used to seeing. Dark Souls and Bloodborne are praised for their combat, which requires players to be slow, precise, and to have thorough knowledge of enemy attacks. However, the Dark Souls PVP scene is one that took off in popularity among fans, and has its own strategy and depth in plenty.
However, FromSoftware will most likely continue to make games in its own niche.
“We do need diversity in this industry,” Miyazaki said. “Regardless of what FromSoftware 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.”
FromSoftware’s next project is much more in line with its past work than with battle royale games. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 22.