What’s New in Shadow of the Colossus on PlayStation 4? - Prima Games

What’s New in Shadow of the Colossus on PlayStation 4?

by Josh Hawkins

This isn’t the first remaster that Shadow of the Colossus has seen since the game’s original release back in the days of the PlayStation 2. In fact, there was an HD remaster released for the PlayStation 3. For those curious about the upcoming remake, we’ve put together a handy FAQ with all the details you need to know about the latest return to Shadow of the Colossus and the adventure that lies within. Find out what’s new in Shadow of the Colossus for PS4!

What’s Changed?

Unlike the PlayStation 3 remaster, the remake of Shadow of Colossus on PlayStation 4 has a few big changes. While the core gameplay, story, and mechanics are all the same, players will experience the world in a brand-new way with completely new visuals. This means that all of the models, environments, and aesthetics of the game have been completely redone from the ground up to completely remake the experience in stunning, updated graphics.

It’s a change that’s easy to see between the two versions of the game, where the PlayStation 3 version was simply an HD remaster of the textures and files already in the game, the PlayStation 4 version has a completely overhauled line-up of assets, which means crisper, smoother, and even more beautiful graphics for fans to enjoy.

The power of the light diminishes the shadows.

PlayStation 4 Pro Support

Like most games coming out on the PlayStation 4, Shadow of the Colossus will support the PlayStation 4 Pro and the additional power that it holds. This means you can choose between a version of the game more suited towards visuals—if you want the most pristine graphics available—or go with a version that targets higher frame rates than visuals. Of course, both options will have their pros and cons, and those without access to a higher resolution monitor or television will most likely want to use the frame-based version to ensure the greatest performance.

Base Gameplay

As we said above, the base gameplay for Shadow of the Colossus is still the same as it has always been. There aren’t any changes to the game’s story, the pacing, or any of the mechanics. All that’s changed in the package is the assets and environment. Aside from visuals, the core gameplay mechanics and story are all the same as the original masterpiece. All the developers have done is worked hard to remaster the title and bring it into the glory of modern day graphics.

Shadow of the Colossus is currently slated to release for the PlayStation 4 on February 6, 2018. We’ll have plenty of content surrounding the game as we grow closer to release, so make sure you bookmark the site and check back often for the most up-to-date information about the game.


Josh Hawkins

Josh has been exploring fantastic worlds and getting lost in video games for as long as he can remember. Starting out on the Super Nintendo with Super Mario World, and ending up in the world of next-generation gaming. He enjoys digging into the story and lore of massive RPGs, as well as getting lost just trying to make that last jump in any platformers he gets pulled into, as well as everything in between. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing for Entertainment.