"There is definitely potential" for Dark Souls 2 DLC, says Namco

Fan feedback is key

Namco appears to be reconsidering its decision not to develop any Dark Souls 2 DLC, if comments by producer Takeshi Miyazoe are any indication. It wants fans to make the first moves, however.

"There is definitely potential, I think," Miyazoe told OXM's Aoife Wilson at a recent preview event. "Again, it's all about fan feedback. Right now we are concentrating on completing what we've got, but I think there are next steps on how we can expand on Dark Souls 2.

"So I'm not really ready to say look forward to more information, but I think the potential is definitely there."


This is something of a change of tune from December, when Miyazoe all but ruled out DLC in a conversation with Edge. "For Dark Souls 2, we don't even expect any additional downloadable content because we want to deliver a full game, the full experience, to fans who purchase the package from day one," he said at the time.

"We did do additional content for Dark Souls, but generally downloadable content for Dark Souls 2 is not really being considered. Buy the package and you'll get the full experience, and you'll have as much fun as anybody else. Spending a couple dollars on certain items does not help the experience. So no free-to-play yet!"

Dark Souls has form with DLC - OXM handed the original's Artorias of the Abyss add-on a princely 9/10. It's encouraging to hear that there could be more where that came from.