Bluehole Games talks about what it takes to walk in the shadows of giants.
Sony Interactive Entertainment has a new video to show off to fans patiently waiting for the Shadow of the Colossus remaster, featuring some gameplay of the rebuilt title and commentary from Bluepoint Games, who detail how they’re rebuilding this cult classic in the shadow of its giant original release.
Bluepoint’s Art Director, Mark Skelton, Co-Founder Marco Thrush and Technical Director Peter Dalton all swap off with their commentary on the video, talking about how the environments have been rebuilt from scratch from the template of the dated PS2 original, maintaining the massive scale the game is known for, and adding in new animations and a physics system for fabrics and hair that would have simply melted the PS2, which already struggled with the game.
You can see the video below and challenge your nostalgia. When Shadow of the Colossus hits PlayStation 4 in February they can expect a vision of the game that’s true to the PS2 original free from the constraints of the technology of the time, right down to the original 16 bosses.