We have one of those Magic Eight Balls here at Push Square towers, and every time that we ask it whether 2014 is going to be a year dominated by ports, it tells us that “it’s a certainty”. Alright, so that’s just one of several random responses that the distinctly unmagical ornament is capable of displaying, but we reckon that it’s right on the money.
A quick glance at the release schedule reveals a dry spell for the industry as a whole. While the beginning of 2013 ushered in blockbusters such as DmC: Devil May Cry, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, and BioShock Infinite, this year is looking comparatively quiet. And while the major publishers start work on their next batch of PlayStation 4 titles, we reckon that it’s re-releases that are going to fill the void.
We’re already seeing this with Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, which is essentially a Game of the Year version of last year’s hit with some spruced up character models. And now Naughty Dog has hinted that The Last of Us could be the next title to receive the upgrade treatment. “We will see what the future brings,” community manager Eric Monacelli wrote on the PlayStation Blog when asked about the possibility of a port.
With the game proving such a gigantic success, and the PS4 winning over former Xbox 360 owners, it makes sense to convert the escapade to the new console. The developer has already admitted that it’s sticking with its PlayStation 3 engine for its next-gen titles, so it probably wouldn’t take too much to get the post-apocalyptic adventure up and running on Sony’s new hardware. Plus, it would really flesh out the upcoming software calendar, and add another exclusive to the system’s roster.
Would you be willing to splash out on an updated port of the popular survival horror title, though? Are there any other current generation games that you’d like to see make the jump to the Japanese giant’s latest console? Upgrade your opinion in the comments section below.