The Dishonored franchise is “resting,” says Arkane

The Dishonored franchise is on a break, developer Arkane has confirmed.

“I can’t say definitively what might happen down the road, anything could happen, but [Dishonored] is resting for now,” Arkane’s Ricardo Bare told VG24/7.

“As far as pure immersive sims go, I don’t know if we’re going to continue to make like carbon copy – this qualifies as an immersive sim and it’s the only thing we’re ever going to make.”

Arkane’s latest is Prey, and its newest piece of DLC, Mooncrash was just released. The DLC itself, a rogue-like, is exactly the type of thing that Bare wants Arkane to keep doing.

“The things that are important to us as a studio are coherent, deep world building and environmental storytelling – we’re always going to craft spaces that you feel like you’re visiting, whether it’s Dunwall or Talos 1,” he continued.

“It’s just as important a character as the player or the people you meet. Then it’s improvisational gameplay – giving players a bunch of cool abilities and tools, then saying, ‘You figure it out, you be creative, you own the experience’. And, typically, we stick to first-person, though that’s not a hard rule and we might try other things from time to time.”

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider was released back in September 2017 on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4.

Are you hanging out for the next entry in the Dishonored franchise? Why or why not?

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