After some confusion, Sony has now confirmed that Shadow of the Colossus is being remade for the PlayStation 4 – and not remastered. Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida confirmed the tidbit in an interview with Famitsu magazine, as translated by Siliconera: “It is a remake,” he said. “The game content is the same as the original version, but all the assets are being remade.”
What of the controls, then, which have admittedly aged poorly? “Player preferences for controls and such change over time, so we're working on implementing a more modernised way to play,” Yoshida continued. “And of course you can play with a feel of the original version, but what we're doing is showing how great the original work is, using today's technology.”
Perhaps the bad news is that original director Fumito Ueda isn’t really involved with the project, but developer BluePoint – which is making this version – did a great job of remastering Shadow of the Colossus for the PlayStation 3, so we trust it with this remake as well.