From Software is working on three internal projects

I completed the disappointingly familiar Dark Souls 3 the other day, and now I'm very ready for developer From Software to explore unfamiliar, or at least different territory. As revealed in a new interview with From president Hidetaka Miyazaki, the company actually has three internal projects on the go at the moment, one of which might be a new Armored Core. (You know, the long-running mech series that From was more commonly known for, pre-Dark Souls?)

In the interview—conducted by Japanese site, translated by Twitter users Xenosaga and BlackKite, and summarised by NeoGAFer Get_craycray—From's three projects comprise a dark fantasy action RPG, a reboot/fresh take on a former franchise, and something totally new (and a bit weird). One of those might be a new Armored Core, but we don't know which one. (Probably the second.)

In the interview, Miyazaki says he has a fondness for Armored Core, and many From developers want to make another one, but nothing he says confirms that one of the three projects is a mech combat game. Still, it's fun to think about what the three games might be. King's Field V/a new Shadow Tower, Mech Souls, and something completely new would be my hopes.

Thanks, NeoGAF.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.