Elden Ring: “PS5” cracker Demon’s Souls provides additional pressure

With the PS5 remake of Demon’s Souls, developer Bluepoint succeeded in one of the top rated games of 2020, a fact that FromSoftware put under pressure when developing Elden Ring. The creator of the soulsborne games, Hidetaka Miyazaki, revealed that the graphics team was feeling the pressure.

“Elden Ring” developers felt the pressure from “Demon’s Souls” success

The PS5 got a real hit at launch with the remake of Demon’s Souls. With the new hardware, developer Bluepoint gave the popular game concept a new look, especially graphically. In an interview with the print magazine Edge, FromSoftware boss Hidetaka Miyazaki revealed that his graphics team in particular are feeling the additional pressure from the work of their colleagues at Bluepoint. (Source: Edge Shop via VGC).

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Miyazaki explains that the graphics of the FromSoftware games never gets the highest priority and focus on other elements. However, this does not mean to downplay the work of the graphics team and praises Elden Ring as the best looking game they have ever made.

In fact, FromSoftware’s games are visually more striking because of their style and design than their graphic quality.

Miyazaki never played the PS5 remake

In the same interview, Miyazaki says that he never played the remake of Bluepoint. However, according to FromSoftware’s Game Director, he basically does not return to his old games. However, he is pleased that new players can now enjoy this comparatively old game. From his perspective as a developer, he also had fun watching what Bluepoint brought in new both visually and playfully and did things that FromSoftware would not have been able to do before or that they had not even thought of themselves.

The first game scenes of Elden Ring show, however, that FromSoftware was not unsettled by the “Demon’s Souls” remake. The graphics quality is on a good level, but it can already be seen that the strengths in the design of the game world and monsters have been retained.