Sony Interactive Entertainment revealed Shadow of the Colossus for PlayStation 4 during their E3 2017 press conference earlier this week, but there’s been some confusion about whether it’s a remake or remaster. Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida shared a clarification in an interview with Famitsu.
Famitsu: The next question is about Shadow of the Colossus. Is this a remaster version, or is it a remake version?
Shuhei Yoshida: “It is a remake. 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.”
Famitsu: So the game will have the same content it had in its PS2 version.
Yoshida: “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. 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. Ueda-san (ICO, Shadow of the Colossus, and the Last Guardian lead designer Fumito Ueda) wasn’t that involved much this time.”
Shadow of the Colossus launches in 2018 for PlayStation 4.