Ah, good ol’ Demon’s Souls, eh? Before the series became a colossal hit, Sony actually funded the cult From Software role-playing game – although it famously passed on publishing it outside of its native Japan. The title went on to become a classic, of course, and there’s been rumours for a while that the platform holder’s planning some kind of remaster – in fact, we’ve heard it on the grapevine, too.
The rumours just won’t go away either. Speaking on the Sacred Symbols podcast, PlayStation sage Colin Moriarty admitted that he had expected the title to be announced during this week’s State of Play: “There was one game in particular, a remaster coming out for PlayStation 4, that I thought they were going to announce today, but they didn't. I don't know what they are waiting for with that one. Let's just say the soul still burns with that one.”
We’re beginning to wonder whether the project may have been moved to the PlayStation 5, where it would obviously serve as a tentpole exclusive for the system. When you consider the type of audience this remaster is likely to attract – hardcore players who are likely to be next-gen early adopters – that makes sense to us. We imagine all will be revealed within the next 12 months or so, but it doesn’t look like the speculation will be going away.