Shadow of the Colossus on PS4 is a complete remake, with optional new controls

But the original option is still there!

Sony made a big splash at E3 by showing off a PlayStation 4 version of Shadow of the Colossus, but what is the game they showed, exactly? The game has already been remastered on the PlayStation 3 — in 3D no less — so what exactly is this version of the game doing that’s new?

Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida gave some specifics to Famitsu, as translated by Siliconera.

“It is a remake,” Yoshida explained. “The game content is the same as the original version, but all the assets are being remade. I figured we could use such tech to make if we’re going to make Shadow of the Colossus in the PS4 era. Bluepoint is the development company behind the PS3 remaster versions of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus. So we know them rather well.”

Here’s the interesting part: Shadow of the Colossus played in a very interesting and unique way. It didn’t feel like other third-person games at the time, and it still doesn’t. So that’s going to be one of the things updated for this version of the game, although it will also include a way to play with the original feel.

“It’s the same, but player preferences for controls and such change over time, so we’re working on implementing a more modernized way to play,” Yoshida stated. “And of course you can play with a feel of the original version, but what we’re doing is showing how great the original work is, using today’s technology.”

The PlayStation 4 version of Shadow of the Colossus is scheduled to be released in 2018.

Source: Polygon – Full


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