Demon's Souls and Dark Souls director Hidetaka Miyazaki told Edge that he doesn't the Dark Souls series to balloon into eight different games. Dark Souls 2 is the first game that he won't have direct control over, and he said he's excited to play it, despite his reservations over the series becoming too big.
Here's an excerpt from his statements:
I’m looking forward to playing Dark Souls II not as part of the development team, but with a little bit of distance. Everybody knows what the core of Dark Souls is – the dev team does, the fans do, the media does – and that will never change. I [wouldn’t] really care for Dark Souls VIII to come out. That’s not the point. It’s more, ‘What do the fans want?’ We want to stay true to what they expect.
Let's hope the new talent working on the game at From Software can deliver. Do you have any reservations? Would you be happy if the Souls series just continued forever, or do you think it would hit a wall like Final Fantasy?