Shadow of the Colossus released one week ago today for the PlayStation 4 and going in, I had but one question that seemingly no amount of research could answer: would this remake even run on a standard PS4, or was there some sinister secret behind every reviewer playing the remake on a PS4 Pro.
After getting my hands on a copy of the remake, I’m happy to announce that it WILL in fact run on a standard PlayStation 4. Not only run, but shine! It’s a visual feast, and though locked to 30 FPS, I never saw a single frame out of place.
So, congratulations to Bluepoint Games for putting out a fantastic remaster of perhaps the most beloved PlayStation 2 game of all time, and putting in the work to optimise it for both iterations of current Sony hardware.
If you’re reading this with only a bog-standard PS4 in tow, sans 4k for 4K, and wondering if the remake is worthy of your time, the answer is a resounding yes.
Shadow of the Colossus 2018 stays true to the feel of the original, whilst cleaning up the controls and visuals to transform it from a modern classic into a true masterpiece.