E3 2017: Shadow of the Colossus is Getting a Complete Remake
One of Sony’s big surprises this year at E3 was the announcement of a totally remade Shadow of the Colossus for the PlayStation 4. Yes, this version of the classic game was rebuilt from the ground up. But wait, hasn’t it already been remastered on the PlayStation 3? What gives? What new thing will this PS4 remake bring to the table?
“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.”
The most interesting part of this remake is not in the visual rebuild, though, but in how the player will be able to control the game’s protagonist, Wander. Even in the PS3 update, t here were frame rate issues all throughout the game, and there were time when you had to fight with the controls as well as the camera.
While many parts of the game is getting an update to accommodate today’s breed of gamers, there will be a way to play the game 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.”
Since Shadow of the Colossus is being rebuilt, one has to wonder if Bluepoint is also adding some Colossi that were cut from the original game. Either way, this writer is excited as hell. What do you think? Let us know in the comments!