A Bloomberg report which rocked the business this week revealed that Naughty Dog is currently working on a PlayStation 5 remake of The Last of Us – regardless of the sport first releasing on the PS3 in 2013 after which being remastered for the PS4 in 2014. It implies that, ought to the remake launch this 12 months – there’s no date said in journalist Jason Schreier’s article – there’ll be simply eight years between the unique and its remake.
There have been six years between the primary Resident Evil and its legendary GameCube remake, though expertise superior at a distinct charge again then, and Capcom’s return to the Spencer Mansion was transformative. In the meantime, the unique model of Joel and Ellie’s cross-country escapade remains to be completely playable on PS3 – and it’s even higher in remastered type on PS4, which runs flawlessly on PS5, in fact.
So, what provides? Properly, it’s maybe value stressing that whereas the Bloomberg article is great, it solely consists of part of the story. Whereas we belief the data to be correct, we don’t understand how Sony plans to promote the proposed remake and what number of sources it’s assigned to the venture. With these essential particulars excluded – presumably the platform holder would have most well-liked to disclose this in its personal time – we’re lacking a serious piece of the puzzle.
Our assumption has all the time been that PlayStation plans to resell The Last of Us: Part II on PS5, as evidenced by the shortage of updates to the title since launch. Whereas the likes of Ghost of Tsushima and – paradoxically, given its sequel never got off the ground – Days Gone have been patched to run at 60 frames-per-second in 4K on the next-gen console, Naughty Canine’s survival horror sequel nonetheless performs precisely the identical as on a PS4 Professional.
We all know that the Californian developer has huge plans for its follow-up to multiplayer mode Factions, and we’d envisaged a future state of affairs the place some type of remaster was bundled with the web shooter much like the Deluxe Version of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Now we’re pondering whether or not the platform holder is successfully remaking The Final of Us in its sequel’s engine – bumping the presentation and gameplay to the identical commonplace – and plotting some type of Full Version.
With the television show scheduled to start shooting this summer, Sony clearly expects a surge of curiosity within the franchise; in spite of everything, The Witcher’s Netflix adaptation boosted gross sales of CD Projekt RED’s PS4 role-playing launch by as much as 544 per cent. It will definitely make sense to present new followers of the franchise a simple entry level – even when these authentic variations of the sport are nonetheless obtainable and completely playable.
Naughty Canine will doubtless be engaged on a brand new mental property as nicely, however staff sizes are monumental today and it takes time for concepts to gesticulate. Assuming that’s what’s occurring on the developer, then it’ll want work for the remainder of its staff to do, in any other case it’ll lose expertise by layoffs. Maybe that’s one more reason behind the remake’s existence – even when growth did begin in San Diego.
As we alluded to earlier, Bloomberg’s article solely provides us a small piece of the story, and with Sony reluctant to remark – nicely, we received’t know the complete story till it’s prepared to talk. However we will ask a number of easy questions whereas we wait: would you purchase a remake for The Final of Us? How a lot would you be prepared to pay? And how much modifications and enhancements would you wish to see?