"We'd like to bring Dark Souls to mobile, but it's very difficult because the guys at From Software are very much console oriented," Namco Bandai director of global strategy for mobile Alex Adjaj told Digital Spy. "To change their mind about it, it takes quite a while."
As you'd expect, there was pushback from the developers, who felt that a mobile release would require new controls and "therefore it won't be Dark Souls anymore." According to Adjaj, "At the same time, you have a growth in controllers for mobile. I think it's not an impossible case scenario to see a Dark Souls game coming to mobile at some point."
If I try really hard, I might be able to conceive of a Souls game on mobile that wouldn't be a total disaster, but such a mental exercise pushes the limits of my imagination. I sincerely hope Namco isn't too set on such a title coming to fruition -- that's just asking for trouble. That mobile money isn't worth it if it deteriorates one of the strongest game IPs around.
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1:30 PM on 03.20.2015