From Software Looking At iOS/Android Games

by Matthew Kato on Mar 08, 2012 at 11:35 AM

From Software has garnered a reputation for making hardcore games like Dark Souls (shown) for hardcore gamers, and while the developer says that won't change, a switch of venue might be in order.

Speaking to GameTrailers, From's Masanori Takeuchi (head of R&D) and Eiichi Nakajima (executive producer and director of business development) say they see the company branching out to smart phones and tablets. Nakajima said From is "considering future tablet and smart phone development, other new projects, and connecting our users with a lot of other publishers."

While smart phones and tablets may be known for their casual gaming experiences, From knows what's made the company popular. "If we do go down that path," mused Takeuchi, "it's not going to be what you see on the market today, [which are] more watered down, less 'core' experiences. We like to make games for core gamers, so if we take that approach, it's going to be a core experience on a tablet, something that gamers are going to love."

Touching on other matters, Takeuchi said that the company would like to return to the King's Field franchise, and that it's currently considering a PC version of Dark Souls.

From Software currently has Armored Core V on deck for a March 20 release on Xbox 360 and PS3, as well as Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor for June 19 on Xbox 360.

For the full interview, head over to GameTrailers.