Last month Sony showed off the user interface for the PlayStation 5, which included a new feature that would allow players to see short, but helpful video guides if they were stuck. This is entirely dependant on the developers to implement these videos, and it seems Bluepoint Games has been busy with Demon's Souls.
Demon’s Souls, a remake of the original PlayStation 3 game, will feature 180 of these video guides using the PlayStation 5’s activities feature. This information comes from an interview in Washington Post with Gavin Moore, the Creative Director of the Demon’s Souls remake.
‘Immersion doesn’t end with sensory feedback. “Demon’s Souls,” a famously punishing game, will make use of the PS5′s activities UI, which offers helpful tips regarding certain tasks. Moore says there are over 180 videos, each with increasing levels of visibility into what’s needed to complete portions of the game, available via the interface. Stumped? Now you don’t even have to leave the screen.’
The Souls series is known for being openly obtuse and misleading in its puzzle design. This will make the game much more accessible to new players or those just looking for something to play on their new PlayStation 5.
How useful these videos will still remain to be seen, but this could change the way players interact with walkthroughs, guides, and other helpful information found on websites just like this one.
How many of these videos will simply just tell you to “get good?” It’s anyone’s guess about how useful these videos will truly be, especially in a game that is designed to appeal to an audience that loves to die over and over again.
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