The Demon’s Souls remake is coming to PC

Demon’s Souls was the finale for the PlayStation Showcase today, showing off its overhauled visuals and sound in spectacular form. The best part, from our perspective at least, was a tiny bit of text at the very end of the trailer that says the Demon’s Souls remake is coming to PC.

The trailer provides a bit of narrative framing for Demon’s Souls’ world of Boletaria before heading right into a run toward the tutorial boss, the Vanguard. It’s a perfect point of contrast between the original 2009 game and the remade version that’s coming out soon – the lighting, textures, and architecture of the encounter have all been completely redone. It looks fantastic. It’s clear from the full run up to the fight that this is a new game rather than a mere remaster of old assets, from the high quality lighting effects dappling the highly detailed scenes, to the muffled, regular footfalls of our hero making their way to the boss room.

Demon’s Souls is considered to be the first of ‘Soulsborne’ games, even though it was itself heavily influenced by FromSoft’s 2006 release King’s Field.

Here’s the trailer:

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At the end, you’ll notice a blue screen displaying the PlayStation 5. “PlayStation Exclusive” appears in large lettering under the Demon’s Souls logo. Beneath PlayStation’s official branding, there’s a proviso: “Not available on other consoles for a limited time. Also available on PC.”
What seems clear is that Demon’s Souls will definitely be coming to PC at some point. It also seems as though the dark RPG game will be coming to the Xbox Series X (and possibly S) after some period of time as a PlayStation 5 exclusive. What’s not clear is whether the PC version of Demon’s Souls will launch alongside the PlayStation or Xbox version.

However, according to Game Awards host and creator Geoff Keighley, Demon’s Souls will be a PlayStation 5 launch title – which means we’ll be seeing the game in some form in just a few short months.

Either way, Soulsbourne fans on PC are sure to be excited about this – we’re finally getting a chance to see where it all began, and to see the words ‘YOU DIED’ appear on our screens again and again.

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