[UPDATE] Hundreds of rubber ducks made their appearance in Demon’s Souls Remake for PS5.
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[Original Post – 22/6/2020] In this new video by Digital Foundry we can watch some of the new graphical upgrades that Demons Souls Remake has, compared to its original PS3 equivalent.
More specifically there are a lot of changes and improvements in the world and bosses design, in the color range, in the cutscenes/cinematics and in the gameplay. Corridors that were pretty empty and poor-designed in the original game, have been redesigned with a darker and more gothic style creating a perfect Souls atmosphere. They are also filled with ivy and weeds, giving a more artistic touch to the game.
The only “problem” is the new updated range of colors. Like in the Diablo franchise, many fans love the old-school dark gritty PS3 Demons Souls. The remake has a wider range of colors and an increased brightness. While i find it amazing, I’m pretty sure many hardcore players will disagree with this particular feature.
Cutscenes, cinematics and lore moments are also improved with the new graphical upgrade. If you want an example you can watch the part with the Vanguard tutorial fight. Speaking of the Vanguard, bosses are also remodelled with a lot of high quality details and additions.
Finally, the gameplay is a lot smoothier, without graphical tears and issues that the PS3 original had. We have embeded the video above for you to watch.
Not many details were announced about the Demon’s Souls remake, but we did get a look at the updated graphics, and Sony confirmed it is being developed by Bluepoint Studios and Japan Studio. According to the video description on YouTube, the Demon’s Souls remake features a new “Fractured Mode.” Players will also be able to choose between two graphics modes in the remake: “one focused on fidelity, and one focused on frame rate.” The release date of Demons Souls Remastered is not known yet, but we will update the article as soon as it is announced.
[UPDATE 1 – 1/9/2020] One of the most impressive Demon’s Souls Remake features in PS5 will be the ability to allow players to avenge their deaths much faster.
According to the developers of Demon’s Souls Remake, the game will use the full power of the next-gen console’s SSD in order to load data at an insane speed. “As developers, we are already changing the way we think about the SSD,” creative director Gavin Moore stated. “We see it not just as storage but also memory, utilising the speed of the SSD to load data at blistering speeds, bringing you straight back into the action to avenge your many deaths.” Moore continues.
To be honest, the loading time of Demon’s Souls at PlayStation 3 was fine, in contrast with the eternal loading screens on Bloodborne. I’m really excited to check how this new SSD utilization will work on the upcoming title because, let’s face it, everyone wants to return to his corpse immediately.
[UPDATE 2 – 17/9/2020] The price of the game has been announced and pre-orders are live now.
Finally, the legendary remake of Demon’s Souls is available for a pre-order. The game will release alongside PS5 on November 12. The remake will arrive with detailed graphics, 4K resoultion and 60 fps. Unfortunately, Demon’s Souls will cost 70$ instead of this generation’s typical 60$. Keep in mind that there are no collectors or special editions of the game. If you are looking to pre-order, be sure to check Walmart, GameStop and BestBuy.
[UPDATE 3 – 18/9/2020] Demon’s Souls official store announces new pre-order bonus weapon and then removes it.
The Demon’s Souls store advertised, for several hours, a Reaper Scythe weapon as a pre-order bonus. The weapon uses the same model as the Shrine of Storms Reapers’ blades and it requires both strength and dexterity in order to use it. Redditor Cosmic-Vagabond was the first who noticed the offer and uploaded a screenshot on Reddit. Unfortunately, the developers decided to remove the weapon and the game currently has no other pre-order bonuses.
The inscription on the weapon reads, “The Reaper Scythe weapon – Once wielded by sorcerers who commanded the spirits of the dead. A pole weapon with a curved blade on one end that is so sharp that they say it can sever your soul from your body. The Reaper Scythe can mow down many targets in a single blow but is difficult to handle and requires both strength and dexterity to use”. It is currently unknown why the offer was removed and if there will be any gifts for pre-ordering. One thing is for sure and that is new weapons and items are added to the game.
[UPDATE 4 – 30/9/2020] Demon’s Souls PS5 Digital Deluxe Bonuses.
According to a post on the PlayStation Blog, Demon’s Souls’ PS5 Digital Deluxe edition will include a bonus soundtrack, Grains and Shards and some interesting pieces of gear like a Red-Eye Knight Armor and a Ritual Blade. The regular edition of Demon’s Souls for PS5 costs around 70$, while the Digital Deluxe will cost 90$. In addition, all pre-orders will get the Reaper’s Scythe weapon mentioned in the Update above.
Detailed listing of all Demon’s Souls PS5 Digital Deluxe content
- Original Soundtrack
- Legendary Hero Soul
- Renowned Warrior Soul
- Storied Warrior Soul
- Red-Eye Knight Armor
- Boletarian Royalty Armor
- Ritual Blade
- Hoplite Shield
- Ring of Longevity
- Preservation Grains
- Phosphorescent Grains
- Bearbug Grains
- Large Hardstone Shard
- Moonlightstone Shard
[UPDATE 5 – 30/10/2020] Demon’s Souls PS5 Remake will include optional visual filters.
In an interview with Gavin Moore, creative director at SIE Worldwide Studios External Development, Gavin revealed that the company has created special filters to change the way the game looks. “For the visual look of the game, what we do is we allow a whole set of filters,” Moore says. “So you can pick the filter that you would like to play with in the game.” It is currently unclear how many filters will be added to the game and, until now, only two filters are officially confirmed.
First of all is the black and white filter. “If you want to play in black and white, that filter exists,” Gavin stated. Secondly is the classic PS3 filter that will take you back to the original Demon’s Souls. “And there is a classic filter. So if you want to harken back to the days of the PlayStation 3 and play with that starker look and more of a darker look and a little bit more, what’s the word, kind of driving a little bit more fear into the game, then pick that classic filter and play like that.” Gavin continues.
However, the director of Demon’s Souls encourages players to play the game without any filters in order to have the best remake experience possible. “I really would like the fans just to play the game the way we made it, just so it can show off the incredible power of the PlayStation 5 and what we’ve done with it.” Will you use filters or you prefer to play the game as it is? Leave your answer in the comments below.
[UPDATE 6 – 7/11/2020] Sony’s latest State of Play presentation was centered around a new 12 minutes gameplay trailer of Demon’s Souls remake for PS5.
The video, which is embedded below in case you’ve missed it, is narrated by SIE Worldwide Studios creative director Gavin Moore. Moore will give you a good idea about the offline features of the upcoming title along with some small details about the multiplayer part. A short summary here, Demon’s Souls Remake for PS5 will introduce some new weapons, a new orchestra-recorded epic soundtrack and a 60fps/4K resoultion option. In addition, players will have the option for both an asynchronous and a synchronous multiplayer.
“Starting November 12, the fully rebuilt Demon’s Souls hits PlayStation 5. If you’ve never endured the Valley of Defilement, faced the intimidating Penetrator boss, or rolled credits on this truly mind-bending story, let us simply say: you are in for a treat. And to further show how excited we are about the game, we have a special episode of State of Play ready to share… now!” the post reads. Demon’s Souls Remake will arrive for PS5 on November 12.
[UPDATE 7 – 4/12/2020] Hundreds of rubber ducks made their appearance in Demon’s Souls Remake for PS5.
Ducks. Rubber ducks. You heard that correctly. The early Demons Souls Remake prototype hosted a horde of ducks that were used by the developers for various tests. One of the title’s technical artists, Collin Harris, shared with the fans on Twitter an early development video where ducks are all around the place laying down or exploding. According to the artist, this model was created by one of his intern friends at Bluepoint Games. When the model was approved, Harris seized the opportunity and grabbed the duck in order to use it for testing purposes. “It didn’t hurt that it was also a funny juxtaposition to see a bright yellow rubber duck sitting in an incredibly detailed dark fantasy environment,” Harris mentioned.
— Collin Harris 🔜 ⚰ (@hollincarris) December 2, 2020
However, many of the developers fell in love with the model and they multiplied the ducks aiming to form a giant duck boss. The Adjuduckator was a perfect boss, completely fit for the Souls’ franchise, but sadly he was deleted to prevent an accidental slip into the final product. “We used it for a bit as a placeholder mesh, but eventually it got to the point where there was a good amount of concern (for good reason) that due to the duck’s internal popularity, that it would somehow find its way into the final game,” Harris said. “So instead of taking the risk of potentially damaging our reputation with Sony, we chose the nuclear option. It was fun while it lasted, and will forever live on as one of my favorite game dev memories.” Harris continues
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