Demon’s Souls Remake Is Up To Sony Since They Own The IP; “Could Happen Through Another Developer”


From Software President Hidetaka Miyazaki said a lot of things during GameSpot‘s interview, one of them was his desire for a better map design in Dark Souls III, and the other is the possibility of a Demon’s Souls remake.

Miyazaki explained that the Dark Souls IP is owned by Bandai Namco, while Demon’s Souls and Bloodborne are owned by Sony, which means that it’s ultimately their decision if they want to do a Demon’s Souls remake.

It seems like there was a misunderstanding in a previous interview in relation to a remake or a remastering of the game, so let me reiterate here.

The Dark Souls series is Bandai Namco Entertainment’s IP, and Demon’s Souls and Bloodborne is Sony Interactive Entertainment’s IP. Hence, the decision to do a remake or remastering is under their jurisdiction.

For me and for From Software, I don’t think we’ll be involved with their happening, but it could happen through another developer.

The same goes for comics, mobile games and other tie-ins. He stressed that “those kind of decisions are under” Bandai Namco’s authority.

The Dark Souls series is Bandai Namco Entertainment’s IP, so those kind of decisions are under their jurisdiction. Mind you, I don’t want to be scolded for what I say [laughs].

That said, personally speaking, doing collaborations have never crossed my mind before. It’s because I figured there wouldn’t be enough time for me to work on one, and that would probably lead to something worse.

What we can take from this is that if we want a Demon’s Souls remake, we should ask Sony for it.