A Demon’s Souls Remake Could be Developed but Not by From Software: Miyazaki
In an interview a couple of months ago, Hidetaka Miyazaki had given an impression that he was not really interested in making a Demon’s Soul Remake, but it looks like his comments were interpreted wrong. The veteran developer has clarified his statements now.
While his previous comments suggested that they were moving on to new IPs now, he has now explained that whatever happens with the Demon’s Souls IP is not in their hands.
From Software being attached with Bandai Namco can have a say in (or at least be included in the future planning of) games for the Dark Souls franchise as Bandai Namco owns the rights to that, but this is not the case with other titles in the Soulsborne series.
This is because Bloodborne and Demon’s Souls are both owned by Sony Interactive Entertainment, which essentially means that the fate of both of those franchises will not be decided by From Software or Bandai Namco:
The Dark Souls series is Bandai Namco Entertainment’s IP, and Demon’s Souls and Bloodborne is Sony Interactive Entertainment’s IP. Hence, the decision to do a remake or remastering is under their jurisdiction.
However, what he did want to add to this is that a Demon’s Souls Remake could still be on the cards, like a project SIE tasks a studio with, and clearly that development studio will not be From Software, or anything that has to do with Hidetaka Miyazaki for that matter:
For me and for From Software, I don’t think we’ll be involved with their happening, but it could happen through another developer.
As far as their own future projects are concerned, Miyazaki has shared hopes that their new IP will even surpass the legacy of the Souls games.
Since Miyazaki and From Software has worked on the games in the Soulsborne series, what do you expect from the Demon’s Souls Remake, if and when it comes out?