Naughty Dog Reportedly Looking to Remaster The Last of Us for PlayStation 5 in 2021

Published 04/09/2021, 2:25 PM EDT


Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) studio is aggressively making a push for producing PlayStation 5 titles. News from within the community point at another massive remaster project of 2013’s ‘The Last Us’ (LOU). This title has sold over 17 million copies worldwide in nearly 8 years of its life cycle. It even went on to become the Game of the Year back in 2013 and has since garnered a prominent fanbase.

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Reports from within the community point at Naughty Dog looking to remaster the title again for PlayStation 5. The studio has allocated a significant budget and a team to revisit the game of the year title once again.

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Naughty Dog will remaster The Last of Us for PlayStation 5

According to the report by Bloomberg, Sony believes in the original creators of the title Naughty Dog studio. This studio has already produced a wide range of successful games, and unsurprisingly Sony has complete faith in them. The news of the title getting remastered again has attracted a response from fans and Industry analysts, Daniel Ahmed.

Twitter reacts to Naughty Dog remastering LOU for PlayStation 5

Fans offered their reaction to the thread, which also suggested Dayz Gone won’t receive a sequel despite being profitable. SIE is hell-bent on repurposing its prominent games for next-gen hardware. Gamers will be very excited to know that the Uncharted franchise will finally return soon.

The 8-year-old title for PS3 has been remastered once for PS4 already. This move would mark its second remaster for PS5, and some fans are not happy about this news. One fan suggested the sequel failed to impress him, and with this move, the studio is trying to milk the first part.

However, another fan defended this move and cited that the sequel was a major success, which is contrary to popular belief.

Some fans were eagerly waiting for the announcement of the new Intellectual Property (IP). Sadly, this news was not what the community expected from Sony.

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Some fans overjoyed with this news, as LOU part 1 is still regarded as one of the best titles ever made.

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and has been professionally writing since 2016 and has worked across many fields. He regularly keeps tabs on a wide range of professional esports like Dota 2, Valorant, CS and fighting games. He has been an ardent gamer since his childhood, and became a defender of the ancients in Dota 2 during his college days.

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