The Demon’s Souls remake has come a long way from its PS3 counterpart, as shown off in a new comparison video.
As we early await the launch of the Demon’s Souls remake for PS5, it’s fun to look back on where the game began. At the time, the Souls series was an unknown franchise, just starting out.
Now, of course, FromSoftware’s notoriously challenging titles are fan-favorites. But this wasn’t always the case.
In fact, Demon’s Souls was something of a cult-classic title before Dark Souls truly took the franchise to the next level. Now that Demon’s Souls is finally returning, it’s getting the next-gen makeover it always deserved.
In a new comparison video, we can see just how far the title has come over the years. By all accounts, 2009’s Demon’s Souls doesn’t look bad at all.
But when we see it in action against the incredibly graphical power of the PlayStation 5, there’s simply no argument which looks better.
Demon’s Souls PS3 vs. PS5 Comparison
This is, of course, due to the PS5 being multiple generations ahead of its predecessor. Nobody expected the game to hold a candle this new remake, but it’s a great way to show off how far we’ve come.
The comparison video shows that the quality of the game’s models is much higher on the PS5, and there’s more detail in the environment. But where the remake really shines is in its lighting.
Animations and particle effects also make the PlayStation 5 the definitive way to experience Demon’s Souls. And when it comes to some of the game’s boss fights, this truly gets shown off.
At the end of the video, the difference between Demon’s Souls’ Flamelurker fight on the PS3 vs. PS5 is quite literally jaw-dropping. Those who have an eye for frames will also easily notice just how smooth the new gameplay is compared to the PS3.
This is because the PS3 title runs at 30 FPS, the industry standard at the time. Now, Demon’s Souls locks to a smooth 60 FPS, enhancing gameplay and allowing the title to run far more smoothly.
What’s amazing is that Demon’s Souls PS5 truly is a next-gen remake. Each area of the game shown off in the recent Demon’s Souls gameplay trailer is faithful to the older game.
The title has genuinely been made, with a few changes here and there, identically from the ground up. And it’s quite possibly the best looking PS5 title we’ve seen to date.
We can’t wait to get our hands on the game when the PS5 launches. Unfortunately, not everyone will get a PlayStation 5 in time for release day.