H33rsay: PS4-exclusive Dark Souls spin-off teased by reputable tipster

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H33rsay is El33tonline’s round-up of game industry rumours and speculation where we have looks at unconfirmed and unannounced pieces of news emerging from anonymous tipsters, information leaks and generally dubious sources. It may not all be true, but it’s still fun to talk about!

Is this the most tenuous H33rsay of all time? It could well be but the existence of the high rumour and speculation below is worth a bit of thought.

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Following on from previous rumours regarding next-gen versions of Dark Souls 2 (which From Software has since denied outright) and a possible PlayStation 4 exclusive Demon’s Souls 2 (which still hasn’t come to fruition), NeoGAF user DemonNite and supposed industry insider has hinted that a spin-off of the ‘Souls’ action RPG series could be on the cards as an exclusive to Sony’s new generation console.

Responding to a forum thread on NeoGAF discussing in which regions Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony are the strongest and focus the most, DemonNite wrote:

“Sony haven’t won anything and they won’t think they won either. It’s going to be another generation of hard work and great games.”

What’s interesting is the level of authority that DemonNite (supposedly a Sony employee) seems to enjoy on the forum as other users appear to hold his opinions and statements in high regard, with one member quipping: “Should I bet my soul on it?”

DemonNite replied:

“If by souls you mean another PS4 exclusive Souls spinoff then maybe ? ;)”

Another forum member even started a new thread on NeoGAF simply to discuss the rumour that DemonNite had seemingly brought to life.

A visit to DemonNite’s Twitter account, however, reveals him to be “a Collection Coordinator for the largest pool wholesaler in the world,” so his credibility as a Sony insider isn’t quite correct but the authority he holds on NeoGAF is still remarkable.

Do you think From Software could be working on a new game in the ‘Souls’ series (or set in the same worlds) for PlayStation 4? What would you like to see from a Dark Souls or Demon’s Souls on a more powerful console?

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