The original Dark Souls is being remastered and out May 25th, 2018. I think this new announcement has already made my year. I have been hoping for a Dark Souls remaster for current generation hardware for quite some time, and From Software is delivering.
That last sentence is quite important. From Software are actually doing the remaster, not a third party developer. This means that there will be a lot of features bought across from the later Dark Souls games, like 6 players allowed at one time. It will also be the first time dedicated servers are used for co-op and invading.
It is releasing on a lot of consoles, and high end PC users get the best experience as well. Even the Nintendo Switch is getting this remaster. Resolutions are as follows for each platform:
- Xbox One (1080p, 60 fps)
- PlayStation 4 (1080p, 60 fps)
- Xbox One X (Upscaled 4K, 60 fps)
- PlayStation 4 Pro (Upscaled 4K, 60 fps)
- PC (Native 4K, all textures 2K unconverted, 60 fps)
- Nintendo Switch (TV mode: 1080p, 30 fps; Handheld mode: 720p 30 fps)
If you’ve never played Dark Souls, I would hold off and get this remaster. Just like Demon Souls before it, this is the pinnacle of old school gaming (ie – punishment / reward) with amazing combat, set design, sound and story.
I had just finished my first play through of Bloodborne (finally), and I was just thinking of firing up Dark Souls again as a result. Now I can wait and enjoy the game again in the remastered form.
Now we just need a Xbox One X patch for Dark Souls 2 and 3 and I would really be happy.