Classic FromSoftware title Demon's Souls is getting a next-gen remake from Bluepoint Games on PlayStation 5, as revealed during Sony's "The Future of Gaming" livestream.
Souls enthusiasts will have plenty to get excited about when the PlayStation 5 launches, as Bluepoint Games is taking the fan favorite Demon's Souls and modernizing it for Sony's upcoming system. Now, fans will be able to complete the entire collection of Souls titles on modern consoles and, presumably, with online support just like when Demon's Souls first came out.
Demon's Souls was originally released for the PlayStation 3 back in 2009. It's been over a decade since the game first hit consoles, but ever since it reared its head, it's been nothing but well-liked among though who gravitate toward challenging titles. It's certainly not a game for everyone, but for those who dallied within the confines of its austere environments, it's a veritable classic.
Demon's Souls is being rebuilt "from the ground up" on PlayStation 5
For the uninitiated, Demon's Souls is considered the spiritual successor to FromSoftware's equally challenging King's Field series. Set in the kingdom of Boletaria, it follows a hero looking to slay the fallen king Allant in a bid to pacify a malevolent being called the Old One. Players must travel between multiple worlds via hubs, learning new mechanics and practicing combos to avoid certain death.
The old multiplayer mechanics in the game consisted of intriguing player co-op and PvP combat, though the North American servers were finally shut down in February 2018. This removed all multiplayer functionality, messaging, and additional ways for players to interact with each other. This was a frustrating blow for players, until a group of hardcore games created their own private server. This brought back the online functions they sorely missed.
With this Demon's Souls being "rebuilt from the ground up," it will likely bring back a refined version of the servers that were originally shut down, with Bluepoint Games taking point to bring the game to fruition. Here's hoping there isn't that long of a wait to get it in our hands once more.