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Demon's Souls PS5 Digital Deluxe Bonuses Angers Fans

Sony may end up ruining "Soulsborne" elements of original Demon's Souls in upcoming remake for PS5 players.

Originally debuted back in 2009, action role-playing game Demon's Souls from developer From Software was released as a PlayStation 3-exclusive, which lead the way for "Soulsborne" genre under direction of Hidetaka Miyazaki.

After a decade later, a high-definition remake is currently being in developed from ground-up by Bluepoint Games as a launch title for PlayStation 5 and its recently revealed listing for Digital Deluxe Edition have angered a lot of fans.

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Demon's Souls PS5 Digital Deluxe Bonuses Angers Fans


Apparently, Digital Deluxe Edition of upcoming Demon's Souls Remake for PS5 will essentially make its gameplay experience easier than usual by adding a number of helpful in-game items, much to dismay of many Soulsborne players.

Even though Bluepoint's modern-day remake of Demon's Souls overhauls graphics, it subverts the notorious difficulty of Soulslike sub-genre by trying to make things easy for players, which is nothing other than a petty cash-grab attempt.


On top of $69.99 price for base game, players can spend $89.99 for purchasing Demon's Souls Digital Deluxe Edition to acquire a host of extra items and free souls, in-game currency that can be used for experience stats and upgrading.

Including additional items to Demon's Souls goes against its core value and doesn't belong to a Souls game. Sony Interactive Entertainment is simply promoting a pay-to-win model by offering Reaper Scythe weapon as pre-order bonus.


Sony may even hand these pieces to players right away when they start playing, an action that is purely motivated by profit and therefore, demoralizing what Miyazaki wanted from gamers by not adding choice for any difficulty modes.

Demon's Souls Remake for PlayStation 5 at least looks visually stunning and seemingly remains true to From Software's iteration. Bluepoint Games might have also added Northern Limit area, a previous cut-content for next-gen release.

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