The 10-year anniversary of Demon’s Souls is almost upon us. The game originally launched in Japan in February 2009, before hitting the US market in October 2009. So it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that talk of a remastered re-release has begun in earnest among the online gaming community.
Game Informer has gone so far as to ask FromSoftware’s Hidetaka Miyazaki, the director of the game, for his thoughts on remastering Demon’s Souls for modern consoles. Interestingly, though, Miyazaki wasn’t as keen on the idea as his followers and fans.
Although Game Informer notes that Miyazaki believes a remaster is possible, it’s clear that his feelings on the matter are something of a mixed bag.
“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 explained. “It’s not that I’m embarrassed, I just don’t like to look at my previous works.”
Miyazaki also points out that “You’d have to see what [Sony is] thinking about it,” since the game was originally published in Japan by Sony Computer Entertainment. He also said that he wouldn’t be against the idea of another studio putting “their heart and soul into realizing it again” rather than FromSoftware handling a remaster project themselves.
“Thinking about the idea of a remaster gives me kind of butterflies in my stomach and makes me a little nervous,” he added, “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.”
If we hear any more on this tantalizing topic, we’ll be sure to let you know. Until then, here’s everything you need to know about FromSoftware’s upcoming game, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.