After an interview with Finder, the co-creative director of Arkane Studios, Harvey Smith said he was “tired” of Dishonored, after the production of the second part of the game, so much so that he isn’t planning beyond the launch of Dishonored 2.
When they asked about his plans for future projects, and if these would result in a break from Dishonored, Smith answered truthfully:
“I don’t make plans that far in advance. The situation just ahead changes so much, it’s very hard to plan as you end up disappointing yourself or even surprising yourself. After the end of the first game I was really sick of working on Dishonored, but then I had this spark of an idea about Emily and it all lit up for me,” he answered.
“So I don’t know what is going to happen; I really don’t know how I am going to feel. By the end of Dishonored 2 I will have worked on the two games for almost eight years, which is a long time,” he concluded.
In this sense, Smith explains that work based on what they can think of, without planning:
“It’s funny as people assume we have some sort of overarching plan [for the Dishonored series],” he explained. “It all started with us thinking about Emily.”
Thus, we will have to wait for Arkane Studios to find a new way to continue the saga in which they feel comfortable, to see if there will be a possible Dishonored 3.
In Dishonored 2 we are offered to choose between Emily and Corvo as playable characters, presenting both of their skills and very different styles of play, focusing more toward stealth and the other to the battle. The title will come on 11 November to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.