The remake of From Software’s seminal Demon’s Souls will be coming to PlayStation 5 on November 12th, but those who have yet to secure a pre-order for the new system are wondering whether it will be coming to PC or PS4 as well.
The original Demon’s Souls debuted on the PlayStation 3 in 2009, and is the forerunner to the far more popular Dark Souls series. The new remake, from Sony Interactive Entertainment and Bluepoint Games, attempts to recreate the experience of playing the challenging game, bringing it to a new generation who might have missed it the first time.
There is precedent for From Software’s games releasing on PC – Dark Souls eventually made its way to Steam a year after release. Similarly, some PS5 games, such as Spider-Man: Miles Morales, are also releasing on PlayStation 4.
Will Demon’s Souls release on PC?
According to Sony, Demon’s Souls will not release on PC at the same time as PS5 – in the original announcement trailer, it was claimed that the game is “Also available on PC,” but Sony later stated that this was “human error“. That said, the game may still come to PC eventually.
Over the past year, Sony has been experimenting with letting PlayStation exclusives come to PC after a set time period. The most promient of these former PlayStation exclusives to come to PC is Horizon: Zero Dawn – the game was a PS4 system seller in 2017, but was released on Steam in August of 2020.
It’s entirely possible that the trailer that claimed the game is coming to PC is in fact correct. That said, nothing is set in stone yet, and Sony wouldn’t want plans for a PC port to distract from the game’s potential as an early PS5 system seller.
Will Demon’s Souls release on PS4?
Demon’s Souls will not release on the PS4 at the same time as PS5, but leaks suggest it could be coming to the PlayStation 4 eventually. Hungarian retailer Media Markt has published a PS4 listing for the game, leading to speculation.
This falls in line with the earlier gameplay trailer for the game, which claims that Demon’s Souls is “not available on other consoles for a limited time”. While it is unconfirmed, there’s every possibility that the game will be released on PS4.
Regardless of whether the game eventually comes to PC or PS4, at the time of its launch, Demon’s Souls will be a PS5 exclusive, so the only way to play it while it’s brand new is to purchase it on PlayStation 5.