Sony Santa Monica game director Eric Williams, the man who helmed the critically-acclaimed God of War Ragnarök, has stated that he'd love to work on a Castlevania game next.
Speaking on the Kinda Funny Games Spoilercast (thanks, VGC), Williams said:
You guys can make it happen, because you have the audience of the world here… I don’t know what I’m doing next, but if somebody gives me that Castlevania license, we would love to make that.
Castlevania is one of Konami's longest-running franchises, but we haven't had a new mainline entry since 2014's divisive Lords of Shadow 2, which, like its forerunner, was developed by external studio MercurySteam.
In fact, outside of some collections of classic titles, Castlevania is perhaps most famous today for its Netflix adaptation, which ran for four series. Another series, set during the Rondo of Blood era, is on the way.
Konami has allowed several of its key franchises to lay dormant, but, as VGC reported last year, it would seem that is now changing, with the Japanese company now open to the idea of external studios working on its IP. Silent Hill 2, for example, is being remastered by Bloober Team.
In the same report last year, VGC also stated that a Castlevania reboot was in the works – but as an internal project at one of Konami's Japanese studios.