"Dark Souls II" is something many fans are excited for; however, if they notice a difference between the two titles, it may be because the series' original director won't be back in a director's role.
According to a report from Polygon yesterday, "Dark Souls" director Hidetaka Miyazaki has said he is working on making sure the development schedule meets its required goals and that he felt player's displeasure with what happened last time around.
"I'm aware that many fans were a little bit frustrated about 'Dark Souls' in terms of the scheduling — more specifically speaking, about the patches that we've released.
"I really regretted that, so I reviewed all those kinds of things that I worked on in 'Dark Souls' to make sure that 'Dark Souls 2' is ready on time," Miyazaki said.
Namco Bandai producer Takeshi Miyazoe added saying the switch is needed for new people to step into leadership roles, allowing for the franchise to grow.
"Miyazaki worked on 'Demon's Souls' and 'Dark Souls,' but for the IP to evolve and provide a new experience within the 'Dark Souls' world the new wind from directors Shibuya and Tanimura is key to providing players with [a] brand new 'Dark Souls' experience.
"In order to maintain the expectations and satisfaction and the rewards that players experience, this was the right time to bring in the new characteristics and taste[s of the directors] for this series to continue on evolving," Miyazoe said.
Do you think the original director should be the head of this title?