Rumor: Dark Souls 3 will be headed by Miyazaki and announced at E3
Today the gaming website VG24/7 posted this article saying that "Namco will announce Dark Souls 3 at E3, a source familiar with the matter has told VG247." Not only that, but they also announced that the Dark Souls title would be put back into the hands of Miyazaki, the developer of Dark Souls 1.
Now, as many have eagerly pointed out, "a source familiar with the matter" could be anything from Miyazaki himself to a writer who wants views, but the rumors are out there, and the timing is about right. Dark Souls was released in 2011, Dark Souls 2 in 2014, and Miyazaki is known to take long periods of time to finish creating his games, so a Dark Souls 3 being released in 2017 sounds possible.
The problem with the theory is that Namco just announced that Bloodborne, another Miyazaki project, would be getting more content soon, meaning that they'd probably want Miyazaki to be working on that for a while longer still rather than heading off right into the next Dark Souls game.
Whether or not the rumor is true, I'm just glad that Miyazaki is still making game content whether that's more Bloodborne or more Dark Souls. We'll see if the rumors are true soon enough on June 14th when E3 starts up and let you know as soon as we get more info.