The annual E3 event has produced lots of surprises over the years. E3 2017 made sure that streak continues, producing a handful of surprising announcements and reveals that got gamers more hyped than usual. One of them was Sony's announcement that Shadow of the Colossus is headed to PS4. And turns out it won't be just a PS2-to-PS4 port.

In an interview with Famitsu (via Siliconera), Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida confirmed that the PS4 version of Shadow of the Colossus will be a full remake, not a remastered version. This means it won't just get graphical touch-ups and enhancements. It will be rebuilt from the ground up.

According to Yoshida, it will still contain all the content seen in the original PS2 version. But he said that they are working on a "more modernized" way to play the game. He mentioned that player control preferences change over time, which is why they're looking into giving it a modernized touch. He promised that the overall feel of the PS4 version will still be the same as the original.

Another interesting detail in the interview is the revelation that the original game director, Fumito Ueda, didn't have much input in the upcoming remake. That may seem like a bad sign, but it's worth noting that Bluepoint Games is in charge of the remake. Bluepoint Games knows Shadow of the Colossus personally, as the studio handled the PS3 remaster of the game, which was released in 2011.

The Texas-based indie studio also has a great track record when it comes to enhancing games for newer consoles. They handled the remasters of God of War, God of War 2, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Uncharted 1-3, and Gravity Rush.

Though Shadow of the Colossus on PS4 marks the first time they're rebuilding a game from scratch, Bluepoint Studios has proven that they are more than capable for the job. So there's no reason to doubt that they will do an excellent job on the Shadow of the Colossus remake, which is set to release sometime in 2018.