Gametrailers caught up with From Software's head of R&D Masanori Takeuchiat and executive producer and director of business development Eiichi Nakajima at GDC this week to ask them about the future of Dark Souls, and their answers should have fans quaking with dread and pleasure.
"Of course, it's not over yet," Takeuchi told the site. "You have to go back to our roots, which is King's Field. We've made many games in that series. We've always been enamored by dark fantasy action RPGs. That's just been our core DNA and I think we'll continue to utilize that."
As far as the desired PC port that 88,000 gamers signed a petition for, Takeuchi said, "That's going to be a decision left up to the publisher, Bandai Namco, but yes, we have seen the comments and we do know of the desire for a PC version."
The developers also mentioned that they're looking at smart phones and tablets as a way to challenge themselves. "We know what butters our bread, obviously it's consumer games," Takeuchi said. "That's where we see some of our key strengths. That being said, as developers, we like to do new things and new challenges will help us mature and grow as a developer. Smart phones and tablets are an interesting challenge for us."
He promised that From Software would not produce a "watered down" touch screen game, and that anything they make would be "a core experience on a tablet, something that gamers are going to love."
No word on the rumored Dark Souls DLC, but we'll keep our katanas crossed just in case (it's good defense). Would you like to see more Souls games? On what platform? Do you think they could ever work on a touch screen? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter.