Dark Souls 3 is Directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki
Series mastermind will return for third entry in Souls series.
Hidetaka Miyazaki, the mastermind behind Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls, and Bloodborne will be directing Dark Souls 3, Bandai Namco has confirmed.
Posting on Twitter, J. Kartje, community manager at Bandai Namco US, confirmed Miyazaki’s return to the Souls franchise.
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"Yes, Miyazaki is directing [Dark Souls 3]," he said. "Excited to start showing it off and pumped for the story elements."
Miyazaki's involvement in Dark Souls 3 had been unclear up until now. Having headed-up the creation of Demon's Souls and the first Dark Souls, he served only in a supervisory capacity on Dark Souls 2, with Yui Tanimura and Tomohiro Shibuya co-directing the game.
Fans of the Souls series are quick to point out that his absence was felt on Dark Souls 2. A common criticism of the sequel is that it was missing "the Miyazaki touch."
Earlier eports of Miyazaki's involvement seemed to clash with Sony Worldwide Studios' Shuhei Yoshida confirmation that a Bloodborne DLC expansion pack is in development.
Prior to the official announcement of a new Dark Souls, it was unclear whether Miyazaki would be involved with the Bloodborne expansion. Or if, as the rumour suggested, he had moved on to a new project.
Dark Souls 3 was officially confirmed and shown during Microsoft's E3 press conference. Bandai Namco has confirmed Dark Souls 3 is coming to Xbox One, PS4, and PC, which is why Microsoft didn't tout it as an exclusive during its briefing.