We had a feeling that the Demon’s Souls remake would end up being one of the PS5’s best-looking early games, but the game’s latest trailer showcases just how gorgeous the project is and how much of the original experience has been rebuilt in order to take advantage of next-gen technology.
“It was essential to us that we recreated Demon’s Souls in such a way that longtime fans are transported back to the Boletaria they love,” says Gavin Moore, Creative Director, SIE Worldwide Studios External Development, via the PlayStation blog. “It’s the Boletaria that has been growing and maturing in their imaginations for over a decade. ..Even as we went back to the drawing board to build upon the original art, sound, music, and feel, our goal was always to remain true to the vision of the original classic – its story, gameplay, and level design. With this in mind, we fine-tuned the title to ensure the game remains fresh and appeals to new users accustomed to modern controls and experiences.”
It’s interesting to hear Moore mention the “fine-tuning” of Demon’s Souls, as many fans assumed that the original experience would need to be altered in ways that both took advantage of technological advancements as well as incorporated some of the innovations that From Software has introduced to this franchise over the years.
It remains to be seen exactly how different Demon’s Souls will be from the original game, but those early snippets do leave us with the feeling that the remake will be much smoother and more modern from a gameplay perspective.