The Demon's Souls remake was released on November 12, 2022 as a launch game on PS5, but whether or not it will remain exclusive to the new console or eventually make it to PC, whether through Steam or another digital store, is a bit confusing. Below, we'll review some of the messages provided by Sony about the possibility of a PC version of Demon's Souls and speculate on whether we think it will happen or not.
Is Demon's Souls Remake Getting a PC Version?
Early gameplay revealed the trailer for the Demon's Souls remake of Bluepoint closed with a screen clearly stating in the footnote, "Also available on PC." It also referred to the game as a "PlayStation exclusive," with the additional note: "Not available on other consoles for a limited time." This led many to believe that the Demon's Souls remake was an exclusive release for the PS5 console and would eventually make its way to other platforms, including PC.
According to Sony, that message was “human error”. The trailer was promptly taken down and replaced with a new version of the trailer that did not include the PC announcement. When pressed for clarification by Kotaku on whether or not this means Demon's Souls is not coming to PC, a Sony representative said, "Yes, it's just the PS5."
In August 2022, however, a Sony corporate report expressed the company's interest in moving more of its original titles to PC "in order to promote further growth in our profitability". We've already seen this strategy work with the launch of Sony titles like Death Stranding and Horizon Zero Dawn coming to Steam months or even years after their release on PS4. Bloodborne, a PS4 exclusive since its launch in 2022 and another incredibly successful FromSoftware IP, is among the most requested by PC gamers. The Demon's Souls remake, which Tamoor Hussain called "a sight to behold" in our first review impressions, now joins their ranks.
“It's just the PS5,” says Sony – but is it really?
Whether Demon's Souls will eventually find its way to the PC remains to be seen, but it honestly seems likely. The mixed message, along with the fact that Demon's Souls is a launch game for PS5 on a console with a fairly slender launch lineup of exclusives, certainly makes us suspect that Sony isn't giving us all the answers just yet. The Dark Souls games have been hugely successful on multiple platforms, including PC, so keeping the entire Demon's Souls remake for PS5 wouldn't seem in line with Sony's shift in strategy from the original titles.
Still, the short answer remains no - according to Sony's current messages, the Demon's Souls remake isn't coming to PC. But with a 92 on Metacritic so far, it's already getting critical acclaim, so we're not losing hope just yet.
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