If a recent ratings board ruling from South Korea is any indication, the Demon's Souls remake may be headed to PS5 before the end of the year.
First spotted by Gematsu, who broke the news on Twitter, Demon's Souls for PS5 was rated in South Korea last week, though it was only noticed more recently. Though ratings can come at different intervals, many times a ratings board decision has come just a few months before launch. Combining the understanding of that trend with recent insider comments seems to equate to Demon's Souls being a launch title, or at least hoping to be one.
Former Game Informer news editor and current scoop-chaser for Kinda Funny, Imran Khan, responded to the whispers of the game's apparent launch game intentions, saying as far as he's known, "[Sony] had always been targeting launch/launch window.''
It's vital to understand that bit for multiple reasons. For one, it seems as though 2+2 would equal 4 here and we're to understand Demon's Souls is, in fact, due out this holiday season alongside the PS5, and maybe Spider-Man: Miles Morales too. But there's more to it than that. In a pandemic-stricken year, where virtually all projects have been delayed either internally or publicly, it's easy to see that even Sony's best intentions may not be enough to get Demon's Souls out in 2020.
That's perhaps why there's still no release date attached to the game, as is the case for a surprising number of allegedly "holiday 2020" games. Not Xbox's flagship, Halo Infinite, could overcome the COVID conditions and get its game out in time for the launch of the Xbox Series X this November, while others like Deathloop have been pushed out of the year already as well. If we don't hear of a Demon's Souls release date very soon, it's likely not coming in 2020, whether Sony wanted it that way or not.