Demon's Souls Remaster Is Not Impossible

The Demon's Souls Troll That Made Me Rage Quit

Demon's Souls has had an immense influence on video games in the years since it came out. From Software continued the success with the Dark Souls series, Bloodborne and the upcoming Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice but are they willing to revisit the game that started it all?

Game Informer had a chance to sit down with From Software President and game director Hidetaka Miyazaki to ask him the important question: Will Demon's Souls ever get remastered?

It's far from a ridiculous idea. Demon's Souls was only released for the Playstation 3 and was initially seen as a niche title. The explosion of popularity that From Software's games have seen was built on the groundwork laid by Demon's Souls and the recent release of Dark Souls: Remastered shows that they're welcome to the idea of revisiting old titles.

The bad news is that there is no simple answer. Not only does Sony have to sign off on the project, Miyazaki himself did not show particular interest.

"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,’" he said while speaking to Game Informer. "It’s not that I’m embarrassed, I just don’t like to look at my previous works."

Disinterest is not the same as opposition. Miyazaki was open to the idea of another studio working on a remaster of Demon's Souls. “If it was a studio that really loved the original work and really put their heart and soul into realizing it again, then that’s something I would enjoy,” he said.

"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. 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."

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice releases on Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC on March 22, 2019.

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Comments

    Would not hesitate to hand over cash for this. WOuldnt be alone either. DO IT!!!!!!!!!

    Still my favourite Souls game (probably just because it's the first one I played, but whatever) and would love to play it again.

    Got quite a few friends who love Dark Souls but never got a chance to play Demon's on PS3 either because they didn't have one or just because the game was fairly scarce here, so I think a re-release on modern consoles and PC would probably sell very well.

    What a game. Whilst I would love to go back and visit some old friends (pointy slime boss, giant knight who trod on me lots, dragon I shot like 300 poison arrows at) I’m not sure it would hold up quite as I remember. The Dark Souls games introduced more than a few quality of life improvements that it would be hard to do without. Might consider it if the remaster includes some of those.

    Still salty I couldn't be arsed making it past the flamelurker, rolling and attacking felt very clunky compared to the sequels and the route (s) to get to him were just obnoxious so I called it. Mind you I still hope to go back one day!

    Loved this game, I was one of the few who played this before Dark Souls came out and then popularised the series and sub-genre. The ending is still haunting, unlike the anti-climax of DS1.

    I picked this up last year (along with yakuza 3 and ni no kuni to really clear my backlog), then my ps3 broke when I was on 2-2. Picking up another ps3 soon, but I wish the DeS would happen, and that they would of released the english yakuza 3 ps4 port. Also, it would of been alot nicer to play DeS with the servers still active, lifes alot easier with soapstone messages

    A lack of a save point or shortcut before the last boss made me drop Demon Souls. Every single death you have to get past that dragon and a two minute elevator ride.

    Shut up and take my money! This is the only "souls" game I haven't (and can't) play. Would LOVE to see this happen.

    Title seems pretty misleading/click-baity.

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