Original Shadow Of The Colossus Director Wants To Change The Remake Quite A Bit
Fumito Ueda was the director and lead designer for the original Shadow of the Colossus, and he has officially submitted a proposal for changes to Sony's upcoming PS4 remake of Shadow of the Colossus, but he doesn't know if the development team will take those changes to heart.
Sony announced at E3 that Bluepoint Games is working on the remake of Shadow of the Colossus, the publisher also said that they weren't planning on making any big changes to the game and that Fumito Ueda wasn't involved in the project, but that hasn't stopped the creator from making some rather pointed suggestions.
Sony's Shuhei Yoshida said to Japanese magazine Famitsu that Ueda "wasn't that involved" and no content would be altered, just assets. So, thats three sources, including Ueda himself, confirming that the creator isn't involved, and two citing that the remake will be more of an updated copy than a reboot or major overhaul. So it's something more like an in-depth remaster than a new game.
"Those things of the remake that I would like to change, I can't mention, because if I say one thing and in the final version that thing is not included, it's a problem," Ueda said in an interview with Eurogamer.
The remake of Shadow of the Colossus is currently slated to release in 2018. In the meantime, Ueda is currently working on an unannounced project, which he hopes to finish "as quickly possible."
So, if we don't like the Shadow of the Colossus remake, that's more on us for demanding "faithful" remakes rather than updated games with tweaks and changes designed to make the game better than it was.