“All the assets are being remade.”
The upcoming remake of Shadow of Colossus will feature completely remade visuals, Sony has confirmed.
In an interview with Famitsu (translation via Siliconera), Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida clarified that the upcoming PS4 game is indeed a remake and not merely a remaster. “It is a remake. The game content is the same as the original version, but all the assets are being remade,” he explained.
With regard to the game’s content, Yoshida said everything from the PS2 original will be included, saying, “it’s the same.” That said, the controls of the Shadow of Colossus remake are being updated to offer a modern feel. “Player preferences for controls and such change over time, so we’re working on implementing a more modernized way to play.”
Even with this change, players will still have the ability to experience the game with its original feel, as Yoshida went on to add: “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.”
Bluepoint Games, the studio behind the HD remasters of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus for PS3, is developing the remake. Meanwhile, according to Yoshida, the game’s creator, Fumito Ueda ,”wasn’t that involved much this time.” Ueda’s latest title, The Last Guardian, was released this past December.
Shadow of the Colossus was unveiled for PlayStation 4 during Sony’s E3 2017 press conference, alongside a 2018 release window. Check out our rundown of all the big news from Sony’s E3 briefing, and then head over to IGN’s E3 2017 hub to stay up to date with all our coverage of this year’s expo.
Source: IGN Video Games