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Demon’s Souls could be remastered by another studio, says director

by Ron Duwell | July 11, 2016July 11, 2016 2:00 pm PDT

Demon’s Souls is still my preferred entry in FromSoftware’s Souls/Bloodborne extended franchise. I know that the Dark Souls games are bigger and more popular, but I’m much more keen on the smaller, cramped setting of this first game. Demon’s Souls makes for a better tight action game than Dark Souls does for an expansive RPG.

The biggest issue a lot of players have with Demon’s Souls is that they have to dig their PlayStation 3 consoles out of the closet to actually play it. The game has never been remastered for modern consoles or even the PC, and if Director Hidetaka Miyazaki is correct speaking with Gamespot, a remaster is a possibility at some point. However, he’ll mostly likely have nothing to do with it.

It seems like there was a misunderstanding in a previous interview in relation to a remake or a remastering of the game, so let me reiterate here. The Dark Souls series is Bandai Namco Entertainment’s IP, and Demon’s Souls and Bloodborne is Sony Interactive Entertainment’s IP. Hence, the decision to do a remake or remastering is under their jurisdiction. For me and for From Software, I don’t think we’ll be involved with their happening, but it could happen through another developer.

Sure, I’d be fine with that. Demon’s Souls is still a marvelous outing despite its younger, bigger siblings pushing it from the limelight far before its prime came to an end. It might have been just as big of a critical hit, but because of its limited PlayStation 3 run and striking before its niche took hold, the game wasn’t nearly as big of a financial success.

A remaster would go a long way in fixing that. Plus, the game is on sale practically every other week thanks to Atlus’ loose rules when it comes to throwing sales. That helps too.


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...