Demon’s Souls came out 11 years ago, so it’s natural that some changes would come to the game. One notable adjustment is the new over-the-shoulder camera that replaces the original behind-the-back camera. Players can use this camera or default back to the original one.
Over-the-shoulder cameras are the standard for third-person action games, but the Souls series has always been different. The camera was centered behind the player in order to increase tension in those games. Demon’s Souls original camera did have its fair share of problems, though.
“The camera in the original Demon’s Souls, it got stuck on the collision or went through the wall or all sorts of those things,” said SIE Worldwide Studios External Development creative director Gavin Moore. “And then in a modern game, people don’t expect that. So we changed the camera. One of the things that we did do, which is really cool though, is that we allowed you to switch to the old camera if you want to.”