Miyazaki Says He Has Never Played Demon's Souls PS5 Remake

"It brings up a lot of old emotions."

January 2, 2022

Miyazaki is pretty happy with the remake of Demon’s Souls, but he doesn’t like to play it as it brings up a lot of old memories from a tough development situation.

Hidetaka Miyazaki is definitely one of the most popular game developers in the world, and certainly follows a very unique angle in game development that makes all his titles irreplaceable.

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In a recent interview with Edge magazine, Miyazaki spoke about the development of Elden Ring, and also talked about how Demon’s Souls Remake has affected the process.

Furthermore, Miyazaki shared a little bit about how he feels about the remake of Demon’s Souls, and also explained that why he doesn’t like to play this remake.

Demon’s Souls – Announcement Trailer | PS5

Demon’s Souls – Announcement Trailer | PS5

Miyazaki Doesn’t Like Revisiting the Old Memories He Had With the Development of Demon’s Souls

Hidetaka Miyazaki believes that Bluepoint Games has done a great job in remaking Demon’s Souls, even though the Japanese director did have doubts about whether new fans would even like the old systems of Demon’s Souls or not. He said:

As you say, I was not directly involved in it, and I haven’t actually played the Demon’s remake. But this is because I just don’t enjoy playing the games that I’ve made in the past.

It brings up a lot of old emotions, a lot of old memories, and this gets a little bit overwhelming, and it doesn’t feel like playing any more. So I have not played the Demon’s remake, but I am very glad to see it get this fresh look, these brand-new current-gen graphics.

It was an old game, so to see it get remade in this way and have new players playing it was obviously something that made me very happy.

It was a rough game back in the day, with a relatively rough development, so I was anxious that new players would not enjoy it in that same way. That was a cause of concern for me when it was re-released but, you know, in the end, I’m just happy to see the reaction and happy to see people enjoying it.

One thing that was really fun was seeing [Bluepoint Games] come up with things we didn’t consider and to approach certain elements of the game its visuals and its mechanics in a way that we either couldn’t or didn’t back in the day. So to see them researching and applying these new thought processes and new techniques, this was something that was really exciting and interesting for me.

Hidetaka Miyazaki

Demon’s Souls Remake is now available on PS5. Also, Miyazaki’s next title, Elden Ring, will be out on February 25 this year on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC.

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