There are now rumors that Naughty Dog’s next project, in addition to the Last of Us Factions multiplayer game, is a remaster of The Last of Us Part II.
This was pulled from a Naughty Dog employee’s LinkedIn profile, where he listed the remaster of the second game as part of his work history. It seems to blend with previous reports From Tom Henderson of Insider Gaming That this was in the works.
The question, of course, is why.
The Last of Us Part 2 was released just over three years ago. Even though this was on PS4, it did get a 60fps performance patch for the PS5. The game also looks like this:
At this point, Naughty Dog’s reworking of its own work has almost become a parody of itself. Between Uncharted and The Last of Us, I think we’ve seen four remasters so far, and The Last of Us Part 2 will be the fifth.
just no. There is no reason on earth that this game needs to be remastered for this console generation. It’s only three years old, was one of the best games out there at the time of its release, and still looks and runs amazing now, especially after the PS5 patch. We routinely see new releases in this generation Still It doesn’t look, run or play as well as The Last of Us Part II. (Gosh, I don’t know if I can handle a second round of game talk.)
One theory is that in addition to what you know, trying to make money in general, may be planned in time for the release of The Last of Us Season 2 on HBO, which will actually cover at least the first half of the series. Part 2 of the game. I’d argue that I’d rather see them make The Last of Us Part 3 in time for the show’s fourth season in a few years, but whatever.
Naughty Dog seems to be in a strange position at the moment, doomed to endlessly remaster their good-looking games, and now being tasked with a major live-service offering that has already led to layoffs and project paralysis. Presumably a new sci-fi IP will be coming from the studio later, perhaps TLOU 3, but for now, things are looking quite weird, and I hope this idea of a remake turns out to be just a rumor and not a reality.
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