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Share of the Week: Shadow of the Colossus

Posted by on Feb 16, 2018

Last week, a hallowed PS2 classic was reborn in Shadow of the Colossus. Between taking down colossi, we put out the call for gamers with a keen eye to explore the game’s Photo Mode and share their best shots with us using the hashtags #PS4share and #PSBlog. We combed through some stunning material and picked out a few of our favorites.

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The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 2/6/2018

Posted by on Feb 02, 2018

Return to an unforgettable journey through a quiet, lonely world in Shadow of the Colossus on PS4.

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Shadow of the Colossus: Remaking a Masterpiece

Posted by on Jan 26, 2018

When remastering an experience as legendary as Shadow of the Colossus, you have to make a decision. Do you keep everything as close to the original version of the game as possible, or smooth out some of the source material’s rough edges? During our recent trip to Bluepoint Games in Austin, TX, we asked where exactly the team drew that line:

“The changes that come across in the game are very thoughtful changes,” says Randall Lowe, producer on the new Shadow of the Colossus. “We worked hard to preserve the way the game felt, while making the control scheme more comparable to the Uncharteds and the Horizons of the world.

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Shadow of the Colossus Composer Interview, iam8bit 2-LP Vinyl Revealed

Posted by on Jan 25, 2018

We recently had a chance to sit down with Otani-san and ask him about the game’s beloved score, gaining insight into the subtle ways the new remake enhances the musical presentation:

“When it came time to update the music, while we were unable to redo every track, we wanted to add more depth to the opening and ending, so we increased the number of musicians and added more string instruments to the original recordings. The goal of this recording was less to change the track themselves and more to make the sense of scale even bigger.”

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Shadow of the Colossus: Help Us Decide Which Wallpapers to Make

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018

With the impending release of Shadow of the Colossus on PS4, we’re working with Bluepoint Games to create some new high-res desktop and mobile wallpapers. There’s just one problem: there are lots of colossi to choose from!

So, we’re leaving it to you. Vote below for the colossus you’d most like to see a wallpaper for. We’ll tally the votes on January 29, and Bluepoint will get to work. Then, starting January 31, we’ll release the top five reader-voted wallpapers as we count down the days until the ground-up rebuild launches on PS4.

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Shadow of the Colossus: Photo Mode Revealed

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus has long been admired for its breathtaking landscapes and amazing vistas, not to mention the colossi themselves.

As we rebuilt the visuals for the game from the ground up (literally), one of the things we decided we had to include was a Photo Mode. We found ourselves spending more and more time with Photo Mode as the system took shape, grabbing photos we thought captured moments that were unique and awe-inspiring. Take a look below at some of the photos the Bluepoint team captured during development.

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Masters of the Remaster: Inside Bluepoint Games

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018

Bluepoint Games is a studio known for their consistently excellent results in the realm of remastering, refurbishing, and remaking classic games.

So, you’d expect their headquarters to be bit flashier than the outwardly unremarkable building they share in Austin, Texas. Their unassuming workspace doubles as an analogy for the studio itself: a group more passionate about their work than fame and recognition.

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The Top 10 PlayStation Trailers of 2017

Posted by on Dec 29, 2017

Hi there! Justin here, just checking in on the ol’ PlayStation.Blog to make sure everyone is having an excellent time while the team is away on holiday break. Everyone good? I hope you had a great Christmas, if you celebrate it.

Ah! While I’m here, I’ve got something for you: we’ve gathered the ten top-performing trailers published to our YouTube channel in 2017, and collected them here for you to peruse. Perhaps you could queue a few of these up after an especially filling meal, or before you decide to call it a night and bundle up in bed.

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