Demon’s Souls remaster could be on the horizon

Demon’s Souls remaster could be on the horizon

11th October 2019 0 By Jordan Heal

Hidetaka Miyazaki – the wizard behind the Souls series – has given his blessing for another game development studio to remaster the classic Demon’s Souls.

Released exclusively by From Software on the PlayStation 3, the title hasn’t made its way (officially) to another platform since.

It went on to become one of the most celebrated games in history for its level design and differing philosophy from its contemporaries.

Following its success, the renowned Dark Souls trilogy was born alongside PS4 exclusive Bloodborne and later Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – though the latter doesn’t quite fit in with the tradition of Bloodborne and the Souls series.

Since the booming success of the trilogy, many fans have been longing for a remake of the title that spawned it all.

Earlier this year, Miyazaki himself gave his blessing for another studio to remaster Demon’s Souls.

“If it was a studio that really loved the original work and really put their heart and soul into realising it again, then that’s something I would enjoy,” he revealed in an interview with Game Informer.

“But it’s really complicated because I have these fond memories. Thinking about the idea of a remaster gives me kind of butterflies in my stomach and makes me a little nervous, so it’s complicated,” he adds.

“But I understand there are many users and many players and fans out there who really love Demon’s, so if that’s something they could accomplish with a studio that loved the work, then yeah, I’d be okay with that.”

Despite the genius’ blessing he also conceded that if a remaster were to ever happen, Sony would also need to be willing to let it happen.

Interestingly, rumours of a Demon’s Souls remaster have been heating up recently with Wired revealing Bluepoint Games have a ‘big game’ in store for the PlayStation 5.

The studio is well-known for creating remasters of hit titles and while there is no definitive proof that it will be the PS3 exclusive, there is also nothing to suggest the contrary.

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