Demon's Souls PS5 Remake Has Optional Visual Filters

The PlayStation 5 launch game will let you play in black and white, or with a classic PS3-style filter.

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The Demon's Souls remake launching alongside the PS5 on November 12 has been studied and scrutinized by fans of the PS3 original. Over multiple trailers, fans have noticed the look of the game is quite different from the PS3 original, which makes sense given it's a remake with all-new visuals.

One such fan is GameSpot's own Tamoor Hussain, who recently spoke with Gavin Moore, creative director at SIE Worldwide Studios External Development, about the remake. While discussing the visual presentation, Moore revealed that developer Bluepoint Games has created filters that can be used to change the way the game looks.

"For the visual look of the game, what we do is we allow a whole set of filters," Moore says. "So you can pick the filter that you would like to play with in the game."

It's not clear how many filters are in the game, but Moore details two examples. "If you want to play in black and white, that filter exists," he says. "And there is a classic filter. So if you want to harken back to the days of the PlayStation 3 and play with that starker look and more of a darker look and a little bit more, what's the word, kind of driving a little bit more fear into the game, then pick that classic filter and play like that."

If players are longing for a game that looks more like the PS3 classic, they can change the settings to make that happen--but Moore encourages players to experience the game without filters, as well. "I really would like the fans just to play the game the way we made it, just so it can show off the incredible power of the PlayStation 5 and what we've done with it."

Elsewhere in the interview, Moore spoke to GameSpot about the changes made to weapon animations in Demon's Souls.

If you want to pick up Demon's Souls at launch but aren't sure which edition you want, check out GameSpot's preorder guide.

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