Demon's Souls Remake to Include 180+ Guide Videos in New PS5 UI Feature
The Demon's Souls remake set for launch on the PlayStation 5 will use the Activities bar included in the console's new user interface, making more than 180 guide videos available for players to use as they play.
Demon's Souls remake director Gavin Moore told the Washington Post that the infamously difficult and opaque game would make full use of the new feature, making Demon's Souls more accessible than ever. The videos will use "increasing levels of visibility into what's needed to complete portions of the game," reads the Post's story.
The Souls series has long used its opacity to create atmosphere and mystery. Whether or not these guides will undercut that mystery remains to be seen.
Sony has highlighted the Activities feature as a potential game-changer for console UI. The guides themselves are gated behind a PlayStation Plus membership, but provide the convenience of a video tutorial that can play picture-in-picture. This allows players to mirror the actions in the guide in real-time without having a second screen — phone, computer, tablet — active.
The Demon's Souls remake will launch alongside the PS5 on Nov. 12.