The sales of this sixth entry could make or break the tale of souls and swords.
When SoulCalibur VI was announced at the Game Awards last December, it had been over 5 years since the previous game had been released. During that time, there was a lot of uncertainty about the series’ future — at least until this new game was announced.
Now, in an interview with DualShockers at Gamescom 2018, producer Motohiro Okubo explains that the series still isn’t exactly out of the woods yet. SoulCalibur VI itself almost didn’t happen, as Bandai Namco had low expectations for the franchise at that point, and it took a lot of convincing for him to actually be given the green light to do it.
More importantly, Okubo confirms that the future of the franchise could depend on the success of the game. When asked about whether SouCalibur VI could be the last SoulCalibur game if it didn’t sell well, Okubo stated “Yeah, that’s right,” he continues by stating, “We don’t want to blackmail the users by saying that it could be the last one, but as it is, yes.”
With this, Okubo has made it pretty clear now how much the fate of the franchise rests on this latest entry. Will this be the final tale of souls and swords, or will the series once again rise to prominence? We’ll find out when SouCalibur VI launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 19th.