Hidetaka Miyazaki, director of Elden Ring and the original Demon’s Souls, has claimed that the PlayStation 5 remake of Demon’s Souls has increased the pressure on the Elden Ring graphics team to improve the graphical fidelity of the game. Miyazaki-san also confirmed that he hasn’t played the Demon’s Souls remake but only because he does not like resisting any of his own creations as it “brings up a lot of old emotions, a lot of old memories, and this gets a little bit overwhelming”. Miyazaki-san also said that he was impressed with the subtle changes Bluepoint Games made to the Demon’s Souls remake. From Software’s Elden Ring. Elden Ring is due out on the 25th of February 2022 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series.
Here’s what Miyazaki-san had to say:
Yes, I’m pretty sure our graphics-creation staff felt that pressure more than anyone else. And not just with Elden Ring, but with all the games we make. Graphical fidelity is not something we put as the top priority. What we ask for on the graphics side depends on the systems and requirements of the game itself, and it takes less priority compared to the other elements of development
So this is always an area where I feel a little bit apologetic towards my graphics team because I know they work extremely hard. And they’ve worked extremely hard on Elden Ring – our graphics-systems team and our programmers have been pushing a lot of new features to create the best-looking games we’ve ever made.
Here’s what Miyazaki-san had to say about the Demon’s Souls remake:
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.
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