OK, so the way they went about this is very unscientific, and lacks verification from people at From Software, but the argument is worth your consideration. If you are a Dark Souls fan unsatisfied with Dark Souls 2, you may want to read this case for From Software assigning a b-team on it.
So, basically, a fan looked up the list of developers who worked on Dark Souls 1 and 2, including Dark Souls 1 DLC. He then compared who stuck around and who was newly hired. Basically, he found three things:
- There’s little overlap between the developers for Dark Souls 1 and 2, including the DS 1 DLC team
- Dark Souls 1’s more important developers didn’t join in for Dark Souls 2, replaced with devs who did not work on the franchise before
- Naotoshi Zin stepped up as lead game designer for Dark Souls 2, from being a supervisor before
So, the big question in my mind is what the other developers are working on. What could From Software be thinking? My big guess; they’re planning a major game, one so important it’s taken resources from their most important and profitable game.
I wish we did have another game to look forward to from From Software, but for now, you can read through the details of this fan theory here.