The last game released in the Dishonored series was Dishonored: Death of the Outsider which ended the core story of the game. However, fans are left wondering if the series would make a return and according to developer Arkane Studios that isn’t happening for now.

When speaking to VG24/7 lead designer Richardo Bare explained”

“I can’t say definitively what might happen down the road, anything could happen, but [Dishonored] is resting for now,” Bare tells me. “As far as pure immersive sims go, I don’t know if we’re going to continue to make like carbon copy – this qualifies as an immersive sim and it’s the only thing we’re ever going to make.

“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. 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’. And, typically, we stick to first-person, though that’s not a hard rule and we might try other things from time to time.”

This will disappoint fans as the Dishonored franchise has gained a lot of popularity thanks to its open-world and branching paths available. It may be a while before we see another installment but at least the previous game wrapped up the story for Corvo, Emily, and the Outsider.

Dishonored, Dishonored 2, and Dishonored: Death of the Outsider is now available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Dishonored is also available for Xbox 360 and PS3.