Originally Posted by Zefah
I understand what you’re saying.
I’m not in a position to say what kind of decision the company made at the time, but my personal thought on that matter was that the Dark Souls II project could be a huge chance for even someone other than myself.
I had already received plenty of chances, and if someone else in the company could take that same chance and make good on it, then From Software could grow as an organization. Also, speaking as a developer—and I’ve already said this in previous interviews—but I also wanted to see what kind of possibilities awaited when the base concept of Dark Souls was unshackled from myself.
I like this attitude, and I think it kinda worked out in some ways, and not in others. But it's nice of him to see it in such a way; giving someone else a chance to take the lead.