Demon’s Souls Remaster Could Come From Another Studio, Says From Sofware Boss

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Demon’s Souls is an often overlooked, but deeply important game from From Software. It not only served as the progenitor for the Dark Souls series, but also paved the way for a whole new genre of super punishing adventure games. 

Bloodborne, Sekiro, Nioh, Ashen, Dead Cells – these are just a few of the titles that likely wouldn’t exist were it not for Demon’s Souls and its considerable influence. It’s a shame then, that such a classic is a PS3 exclusive, making it fairly difficult to play in this day and age.


Fortunately, Hidetaka Miyazaki – the man behind Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls, and Bloodborne – has recently opened up about the possibility of a remaster, though he made it clear he isn’t interested in developing such a remaster himself.

Speaking with Game Informer, Miyazaki explained that he’d much rather look forward than return to his earlier work. He’s currently getting the impending Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice ready for launch, for example.

He said:

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.’ It’s not that I’m embarrassed, I just don’t like to look at my previous works.

With that said, Miyazaki did note that he wouldn’t be against another studio taking on a Demon’s Souls remaster, provided they had a love and understanding of the original game.

He explained:

If it was a studio that really loved the original work and really put their heart and soul into realising it again, then that’s something I would enjoy. But it’s really complicated because I have these fond memories.

Unfortunately, as important as Miyazaki’s blessing would be to the fans, the developer did point out that a Demon’s Souls remaster ultimately lies in the hands of Sony, who own the rights.


Until such time as Sony allows a gorgeous PS5 remake of Demon’s Souls to launch alongside Bloodborne 2 (please), we can look forward to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, which comes to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 22.