During the recent PlayStation Experience 2017 event, Bluepoint Games and Japan Studio gave a new look at the upcoming remake of Shadow of the Colossus for PlayStation 4. In a trailer focusing on the power of the PlayStation 4 Pro system, you can see how the game stacks up visually against the previous versions of the open-world adventure. Alongside the new footage, Sony released details on a special edition of the game and visual modes for PS4 Pro.
In a new blog post, executive producer Yasutaka Asakura shared two videos from the development teams. In the first trailer, seen below, the new PlayStation 4 Pro graphics are shown alongside the original PlayStation 2’s and the PlayStation 3 remake’s visuals. While players have already been blown away by the gorgeous graphical overhaul of the PlayStation 4 Pro version, it really drives home the hard work the team has done when placing it side-by-side with games that were already visually striking. According to previous interviews, the game’s assets have been remade from the ground up, which is apparent in the below comparison.
The second video, seen below, has more details about the PlayStation 4 Pro’s capabilities, including two visual options for players. Peter Dalton, technical director at Bluepoint Games, explained the team tackled the remake with a few objectives in mind. “One of the things that stood out was you had these great Colossus battles and encounters, but the frame rate was one that always suffered,” said Dalton. “So, we wanted to make sure from the very get-go that having a solid frame rate had to be at the top of our goals.”
Part of the solution was to offer PS4 Pro owners two modes to play in:
- Cinematic: Emphasizes image quality, and for owners of compatible 4K HDR displays, boasts a beautiful dynamic 4K image targeting 30 FPS.
- Performance: Delivers an extremely fluid frame rate targeting 60 FPS.
In turn, players will have a smoother experience with the PS4 remake, especially when channeling the different frame rate options on the PS4 Pro. Thankfully, players without a Pro system can still enjoy another goodie announced from the team: the special edition of the game.
The special edition, which will retail for $49.99, comes in a steelbook collector’s case, with artist postcards, a printed manual, a physical world map and Colossi stickers. In-game digital extras are also in the edition, including the Ancient Bow, Cloak of Fate, “Spotted Steed” Agro skin, two custom PS4 themes, and a Colossi avatar.
Shadow of the Colossus launches for PlayStation 4 on February 6th, 2018.
Source: PlayStation Blog