New Shadow Of The Colossus Video Features Developer Commentary

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  • Playstation 4
  • Action-Adventure
  • Open World
  • Puzzle
2018-02-06
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It will be another three months before most gamers get their hands on the PlayStation 4 remake of Shadow of the Colossus. But you don't have to wait another minute to see the game’s rebuilt introduction sequence, featuring commentary from the crew bringing Shadow of the Colossus back to life.

The new clip isn't quite as exciting as the gameplay shown during Sony’s Paris Games Week presser, which offered fans their first glimpse at one of the game’s flying colossi since Shadow of the Colossus’ PS4 remake was announced. But this week’s footage, which also appeared in the PGW trailer, gives fans another look at the game as it will appear on a PS4 Pro. And the real meat and potatoes is the additional developer commentary anyway. Shadow of the Colossus Art Director Mark Skelton is joined by Bluepoint co-founder Marco Thrush and the studio’s technical director, Peter Dalton, and each offers unique insights on rebuilding Team Ico’s PS2 classic.

The team says it used the original release as a template, constructing prettier environments and other textures on top of the existing SotC framework. Bluepoint’s primary focus was maintaining the original game’s sense of scale. Shadow of the Colossus does an incredible job of making Wander, the game’s protagonist, feel tiny (microscopic, even) in comparison to the gargantuan creatures that roam the Forbidden Lands. Bluepoint wanted to make absolutely certain that its efforts to make the game prettier, with HD textures and all new animations, didn’t remove that sense of scale or lessen Team Ico’s interpretation of the classic hero’s journey.

To learn more about the process of rebuilding Shadow of the Colossus, check out the rebuilt intro sequence from Bluepoint Games. Then head down to the comments section and let us know if you plan to purchase SotC when it hits PS4 early next year.

Shadow of the Colossus is in development for PlayStation 4. The remaster debuts Feb. 6, 2018.

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