From Software’s president Hidetaka Miyazaki has finally opened up about the possibility of a Demon’s Souls remaster.
Demon’s Souls was the game that kicked off the Souls phenomenon. Partnering with Sony Computer Entertainment, From Software released a game that challenged millions of people worldwide. The game was so popular that more discs needed to be printed. From Demon’s spawned three Dark Souls games and Bloodborne. Unfortunately, Demon’s Souls hasn’t had much luck. Though it can still be purchased on the PS Store, the servers have been down for quite a while. The game’s revolutionary multiplayer and co-op options are no more. As such, fans for a while have been clamoring for a remake.
Speaking with Game Informer, From president Miyazaki said he’s not opposed to the remaster. However, much like with Dark Souls Remastered, he’s not interested in developing it.
“It’s like when you write – when you’re younger, you look back on [previous work] and you think ‘Oh, goodness what was I thinking.’ It’s not that I’m embarrassed, I just don’t like to look at my previous works.”
While he’s fine with a remaster, Miyazaki acknowledge that the choice isn’t up to him. It’s up to the owner and publisher of the Demon’s Souls IP, Sony. While Sony Interactive Entertainment has released a handful of remasters this-generation, there have been notable omissions. Frequent collaborator Bluepoint Games is working on a new project, though they haven’t given much clues as to what it is. Whether or not they’d release a Demon’s Souls remaster this late in the game remains unknown.