The next generation of consoles may not be out until around this time next year, but there have been plenty of leaks for upcoming PlayStation 5 hardware, and now possibly some of its early software.
A first proper look at the DualShock 5?
Reportedly leaked by a developer, per Games Radar, the PlayStation 5 developer kits have been leaked on Twitter and appear to show the new DualShock 5 controllers. So far, the most that fans of the Sony consoles have been able to see of the new controllers have been the patent papers approved earlier in November, but now we appear to be able to see them amidst the glory of the upcoming V-shaped console.
The controllers appear to fit the billing of the new Sony controller that was given a patent by the Japanese Patent Office, with the most notable difference being the absence of the light bar. Most of the changes coming to the ever-classic-looking DualShock controller are said to be internal, with features such as haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.
Also noted by the account that leaked the images, as you can see below, is that the developers appeared to be working on a remake of a classic FromSoftware title – one which ushered in days of torment for many players.
Is Demon’s Souls coming to the PlayStation 5?
It says "Demon's Souls Remake Prototype" in line 2
(It's actually the network test page stuff. IP, MAC, DNS, etc. Network Check Status Settings) pic.twitter.com/JVyEhSpz4L
— AllGamesDelta (@AllGamesDelta_) November 30, 2019
On the front of the PlayStation 5 developer kit, upon which sits the suspected DualShock 5 controller, are several lines of blue text. As you can see above, the Twitter account that leaked the images has stated that the second line reads “Demon’s Souls Remake Prototype.” If this proves to be the case, the classic Demon’s Souls could well be among the early titles available on the PlayStation 5 when it launches next year.
Developed by FromSoftware and released in 2009 in Japan and North America, 2010 in the PAL region, Demon’s Souls is the game that kicked of the brutally challenging ‘Souls’ series, which now spans through to Dark Souls III. Demon’s Souls is described as the spiritual successor to FromSoftware’s first game series, King’s Field, which started in 1994 and spanned six titles through to 2006.
Much-loved PlayStation games of the past have seen great success when rejuvenated for the current console generation, with the Ultimate Game of the Year award-winner Resident Evil 2 Remake being the most notable of late. Also nominated for Game of the Year 2019 at The Game Awards, it makes sense that Sony would continue to remake their past greats – with Demon’s Souls certainly being one of the most iconic games of the PlayStation 3 era.
We’ll have to wait and see if those are indeed the DualShock 5 controllers and if a Demon’s Souls Remake project comes to fruition.