Dishonored 2 was easily one of the standout titles of the current generation of consoles, but it seems developer Arkane Studios is in no rush to pump out a new entry in the acclaimed stealth-action franchise.

Speaking with VG247 at QuakeCon about the future of Dishonored, lead designer Ricardo Bare made it clear that the series is taking a break for the time being. 

'I can't say definitively what might happen down the road, anything could happen, but [Dishonored] is resting for now,' commented Bare.

'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."'

Dishonored 2 was followed by a standalone expansion called Death of the Outsider in 2017, which seemingly wrapped up the series' Kaldwin era in a neat bow. 

The only disappointing thing you can really say about Dishonored 2 is that it released during a very busy schedule, and perhaps did not receive the attention it deserved from Joe Public. 

Still, fingers crossed for Dishonored 3 in a few years, eh?

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