The Souls series, developed by From Software, has always been one the requires your utmost immersion and focus. Now, Dark Souls 2 director Yui Tanimura has teased that he would like to see the series benefit from the use of Virtual Reality headsets.
“This isn’t something that we are looking into detail yet, or at least right now, but I agree that the world of Dark Souls 2 is something that has a very visceral element to it,” Tanimura said in an interview with IGN late last year.
“It’s mostly sort of on the realistic side, so I think that experience with the headset is something that would go well with Dark Souls as content,” he also agreed that the combat system for the Souls series would benefit wildly from VR and motion controllers.
The game director also teased that with the coming of new hardware such as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the companies next few games will feature a whole range of amazing new features. ”Going forward in terms of future games in the series, there are definitely more possibilities in terms of new enemies that take advantage of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. I’m sure its not a secret there are all kinds of possibilities for the future, especially with this new hardware and much expertise going forward. There are some planning documents that we have internally that would blow your head off.”
Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will be released for Xbox One, PS4, PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 April 7th, 2015. The next-gen version will feature updated graphics and textures, as well as all the previously released DLC, more enemies, gameplay changes, an increased number of players online and an NPC that will ”bridge the depth of the story”. The older-gen version will feature all of this, except the spec upgrades.