The prestigious news outlet, Bloomberg, assures that Naughty Dog is now working on the development of The Last of Us Remake for PS5, which was initially started by another studio.
Just recently, the Bloomberg news agency, one of the most prestigious media in the world of communication, has assured from the journalist Jason Schreier that Sony is already working on The Last of Us Remake for PlayStation 5.
Many took for granted that The Last of Us Part II would have a remastering for the next-generation console of Sony, however for now it would be the original game that would enjoy a revision redone from scratch.
The information arises from this report in which they explain that, initially, the video game was going to be developed by Visual Art Service Group, a studio founded by Michael Mumbauer in 2007 and that had a more or less modest team for the standards of current blockbusters with 30 employees.
They began work on a remake of the original game, however, in Schreier’s words, “Sony never fully acknowledged the team’s existence or gave them the funding and support needed to succeed in the highly competitive video game market, according to people involved.”
What happened next, always according to the report, is that Sony transferred the project to Naughty Dog itself, the Californian studio responsible for the original video game itself as well as its sequel.
The studio of The Last of Us: Part II would now be developing the said project of The Last of Us Remake for PS5.
DOES THE LAST OF US EVEN REALLY NEED A REMAKE?
No, no it doesn’t. This is coming from someone who plays it once a year and marvels at how well it still holds up each time. It should, really, as it’s not even eight years old yet.
The AAA industry, particularly when it comes to blockbusters, can lose track of what’s important. A remake of The Last of Us seems entirely wasteful, especially when you consider how Sony have shuttered some of their quirkier studios in recent times to make more room in the budget for their biggest games.
Maybe it’s just me, but there’s something inherently cynical and worryingly cyclical about a The Last of Us remake. Where does it end? When do we get more weird games like Dreams and The Puppeteer from Sony? There has to be that balance, but right now it’s pretty heavily skewed towards the stars.