Imagine my shock when I woke up to a head-scratching report from Bloomberg via Jason Schreier.
According to him, a remake of The Last of Us is currently in development for PS5. And Naughty Dog is responsible for getting it done, of course. Jason’s report detailed how tumultuous the road to that project has been and the turmoil that arose when other PlayStation first-party studios were assigned game development tasks that they were none too pleased with. Learning that the powers that be at PlayStation are making the types of decisions that are causing unrest among its staff is troubling, to say the least.
To be quite honest, the move towards remaking The Last of Us doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me. The game has already been remastered for PS4 and still looks/plays great in its most recently updated form. Naughty Dog’s revered post-apocalyptic title originally released in 2013, so it hasn’t even been long enough for anyone to truly miss it and clamor to revisit in a brand new way. This whole Last of Us remake story got me thinking about what other PlayStation first-party games would actually excite most gamers if a remake for any of them was announced.
I perused through all my warm memories spent with those types of games on previous PlayStation consoles and came away with six exclusives that are deserving of a PS5 remake.