Dark Souls 2 will release on current-generation platforms only, From Software has confirmed, despite earlier rumours suggesting that the game could be headed to next-gen consoles.
"We understand that the next-gen's coming out and it would be a lie to say we didn't consider it at all," director Yui Tanimura told VideoGamer.com, "but right now there's no attempt to put Dark Souls 2 on the next-gen.
"We feel the current-gen's potential is still viable and we want to deliver Dark Souls 2 on current-gen."
From Software hopes to push the capabilities of the Xbox 360 and PS3 with a new engine, which offers improved visuals and, Tanimura says, will "fix" the original game's frame rate problems.
Dark Souls 2 is expected to release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. A release date has yet to be announced.
Source: VideoGamer.com Interview