The latest expansion of Dishonored 2, Death of the Outsider, is the last chapter of the era that begun when Jessamine Kaldwin lost her life at the beginning of the first game. With the story of Corvo and Emily finally coming to its conclusion, Arkane Studios creative director Harvey Smith confirms that this is likely the last time we will see the deadly duo in action.
Although a sequel to Dishonored 2 has not been officially announced, Smith commented that he hopes that there will be more games in the series, even if they’re likely to feature a whole new cast.
“All I know is that for this set of characters and this situation that started with the rat plague and went through Corvo and Emily and Daud and Billie and The Outsider, this is the finale of that piece.”
The latest expansion focuses on Billie Lurk and a plot to bring an end to the mysterious Outsider, wrapping up the storylines for the two fan-favorites once and for all. It’s unclear as to whether or not any of the original cast would appear in future installments, but Smith seems adamant that a theoretical Dishonored 3 will feature different characters in different situations.
A change of scenery could be just what the series needs right now, especially since Dishonored 2 sales are down 40% from the first game. This could well be in part due to the game’s choice to feature a continued story, and a fresh start might draw in more first-time players.
The only word on a future Dishonored title that has been announced so far are Arkane Studios’ plans for a possible Dishonored VR experience. A virtual reality title that would not be a port of the original games, last year Arkane announced it was thinking about bringing areas such as the famous Clockwork Mansion to VR in a brand-new project – though if the developer is still working on this, it has kept quiet about it for a long time.
Dishonored 2 is out now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.