After the release of Bloodborne and Dark Souls 3, fans of FromSoftware began to wonder what’s next. Many assumed they would remake 2009’s Demons’ Souls for modern consoles. It was revealed in a recent interview with Gamespot that the Demon’s Souls remake is not completely out of the question.
Originally, the idea was shot down as the company president/game director Hidetaka Miyazaki stated they would be focusing on new IPs only.
“The Dark Souls series is Bandai Namco Entertainment’s IP, and Demon’s Souls and Bloodborne is Sony Interactive Entertainment’s IP. Hence, the decision to do a remake or remastering is under their jurisdiction.
His comments with Gamespot indicate that a remake would be Sony’s decision alone. It would also be their choice as to what developer would be chosen to work on it.
In a previous interview, Miyazaki showed little interest in the likelihood of remaking the game, so FromSoftware’s involvement — if any — would be unlikely. If a remake is considered, it will be interesting to see which developer is chosen to work on it.
Demon’s Souls was original released for the PlayStation 3 and served as a precursor for the developer’s later games. However, as a niche title many haven’t had the opportunity to play it, which is why a remake appears rather appealing. After all, many of its concepts have heavily influenced later games.
As we get closer to Demon’s Souls 10 year anniversary, we’ll hopefully hear something about a remake.