The rumoured remake of PlayStation 3 classic The Last of Us is supposedly nearing completion, so much so that we should expect a PS5 release in the second half of 2022. That's according to online tipster Tom Henderson, who says "multiple people" have shared such information with him. VGC has since backed the claim up, stating the information matches what it has heard through other sources. Both Henderson and VGC have proven to be at least somewhat reliable in the past, so you can put some amount of trust into these claims.
While the project still hasn't been officially announced by Sony, news of The Last of Us getting the remake treatment broke last year via a Bloomberg report from Jason Schreier. In it, it's claimed PlayStation’s Visual Arts Service Group was the lead developer before being relegated to a support studio. Naughty Dog co-president Neil Druckmann said he's "dying to share" all the games the team has in the works during Sony's CES 2022 conference, and this is likely to be one of them.
However, Henderson didn't stop there with his claims. He also thinks the long-awaited Naughty Dog standalone multiplayer project (The Last of Us Factions, it's usually referred to as) is also nearing completion and could even launch this year too. Furthermore, Tom Henderson believes a Director's Cut of The Last of Us: Part II is on the way to PS5. "I've heard they are coming too — But I don't know exactly when/how." VGC doesn't comment on these other claims in its own article, suggesting the site wasn't able to corroborate these particular rumours.
Henderson points out that Sony currently has fairly quiet Q3 and Q4 periods on the cards before anything has been announced, suggesting he thinks God of War Ragnarok will be out for PS5 and PS4 sooner rather than later. Horizon Forbidden West releases next month, and then Gran Turismo 7 isn't far behind on 4th March 2022.
What are your thoughts on the rumoured remake of The Last of Us? Are you excited about it or are you still questioning if it even needs to exist? And do you really believe it'll be out this year? Let us know in the comments below.
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As someone who didn't play any TLOU game (please don't kill me), I don't see what was the need behind this. This game didn't even exist 10 years ago. Well, I didn't play the games so maybe I am missing something (please let me know, If I am)
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If these rumours turn out to be true it will be a pretty huge year for PlayStation. Horizon, Turismo, GoW, plus multiple tLoU games all in one year? Crazy.
Is this really needed? We've had the remastered version already so this seems like a waste of resources. Still, might as well milk it for all it's worth I guess.
@WCB Cross Gen releases and Remasters :/
Still excited for Horizon 2 and Ragnarok.
The first game was so perfect - I really hope they don’t ruin it.
Not feeling too confident tbh given the story turns in TLoU2. They’re going to do Joel wrong, I just know it.
Remaking a game that’s less than 10 years old is so stupid and such a waste of talent. I’m a Naughty Dog fan but this will be the first game of theirs that won’t be a day one purchase. I’ll probably rent it through GameFly.
TLoU really doesn't need a remake. The story of TLoU 2 might have ruimed any desore for me to replay the first one.
@lolwhatno I've only played the first one, but I also don't see the need to remake it. The PS4 version is fine, runs great on the PS5. 🤷
To me this is the thing that has been keeping me from playing The Last of Us Part II. Since that game's release I've been meaning to play it, but there are constant rumors and anticipations of things to come, that are keeping me from playing it.
First I was wating for the announcement of Factions, then a PS5 version of the game, now I'm waiting for a remake.
Naughty Dog, just get me out of TLOU limbo!
As someone who has not that long ago replayed the first game (and is currently replaying the second), I'm not sure about this news.
Maybe they feel some people new to PS would be put off playing an 'old' game or more the case that they're just looking for some easy money. I'll keep an open mind but right now I don't think I'll be buying the remake.
Factions sort of interests me but I'm more of a SP gamer and for me The Last of Us Part II is fine as it is, don't see a need for a Director's Cut. Added DLC for one of the characters mentioned by letter or some sort of flashback sequence, then I'd be up for that.
Nah not interested. I’ve played the original on PS3 and PS4 that’s enough. TLOU2 was garbage so sadly I’ve lost interest in the franchise.
Also, quick question.
How long will it take before a ND article doesn't attract lots of bitter comments and borderline nutjobs?
2 years? 3? Never?!
Being called a 'beta' just for liking Part II or having to deal with posters that use ethnic slurs within their username, it's getting real tiresome now. These people need to let it go.
Yes please. It's not needed but that's not the point. Since when has any publisher done what a subset of gamers think is needed in terms of releasing games.
Oh...and Half Life 3 confirmed!
@lolwhatno the need is simple my friend. Money.
There’s no other reason for it existing.
Would have much rather seen resources going in to something else. What a cash cow.
I can't wait. I haven't played The Last of Us for a while but after that masterpiece that The Last of Us Part 2 was, with the untouchable combat, audio design, animations, AI and general gameplay, I really wish to see The Last of Us to have all that.
I hope it's true. Even though I still want to see something completely new from Naughty Dog. Day one, no doubt.
I’m really interested in what a last of us part 2 directors cut would include. Bonus story content perhaps? I would love anything that expanded on the story of part 2(great game imo).
@theheadofabroom Yeah, I would even prefer TLOU 3 (even tho, also not gonna play it) over them remaking something for no reason. (IMO) It's a waste of talent.
@Fenbops I hope it flops if this is the only reason tbh. The only major thing (other than vr) Sony has for it is their exclusives. If the exclusives stop being phenomenal then Sony is gonna fail (maybe, I ain't no market analyst)
@velio84 I think you're onto something. However, I'm guessing the 'Director's Cut' extra will be Factions 2 and maybe the TLOU1 remake. I'd love to be wrong, but I can't imagine TLOU2 getting an expansion in addition to Factions and the remake.
That being said, GOT got 'Ghost of Tsushima: Legends' and that Iki Island expansion, so who who knows?
@Col_McCafferty very true 👍🏻
@lolwhatno TLOU3 would be a massive undertaking. Making a remake of a smaller game (especially if most of the work has already been done by another studio) won't delay anything. ND has more than one team. My guess is we'll get all this stuff by late 2022, then a new IP in late 2024-5, then TLOU3 by late 2026-27.
I'm still surprised that they've done this, but I'm okay with it.
The original is a lovely game, but it's starting to look a little grey. I see no harm in bringing it up to the visual standard of the second game.
If people don't want it they won't buy it.
As for the idea that resources should have been spent elsewhere, if they didn't have resources to spare they wouldn't have done it.
No harm done.
I will only partake in this if there is extra content and it isn't at a premium price. Not worth full price just for a few more wrinkles on Joel's forehead for me.
@Col_McCafferty I get your frustration with the...err.. ''backlash' (I liked TLOU2 as well, but did find Ellie's 'back and forth' a bit unbelievable) but at this pint I'd suggest staying off any comments page regarding TLOU2. It's not going to go away any time, soon.
@Kidfried I'd like to think there'd be a DC 'upgrade' for people who own the original. GOT and DS did that.
@WCB It's usually the 2nd and 3rd year where things really start to take off, so I'm pretty excited.
Another shameless round of re-releases, completely unwarranted. Cahs grab, after cash grab guided under the Monikerof remaster, remake, or directors cut.
Such a waste. Stop buying into this disrespectful business model. It kills creativity in favor of greed.
@BritneyfR_ee Oh come on! TLOU has always been a series with high stakes. Remember the opening episode with Sarah? Or Tess, just when we got to know her? Henry and Sam?
They went out of their way to do something different instead of another Joel & Ellie adventure, and I appreciate that. The first game was about Joel & Ellie establishing a friendship, that was accomplished, there was little character development left between the two, and we still got plenty of them during the flashbacks.
@Fyz306903 Is that fair though? Should we give in to toxic trolls?
We're all fans of games on here, maybe not the same games but so be it. Variety is the spice of life and all that.
It's just tiresome having every single comments section under a ND-related article, being ruined by trolls and those that are still bitter about the direction taken by Part II.
@Shepherd_Tallon I don’t mind them updating the visuals, it’s the story that concerns me. Like if they start retconning important plot points or character traits like George Lucas on steroids. Then I’ll be sad.
Just wondering, could be a TLOU remake + TLOU2 Director's cut bundle for a regular price? That would make me a little more interested. Not sure I need 'just' a remake of the first one for full price.
I loved Ellie in the first game, disliked her older character in the second. It was still a great game though.
@lolwhatno It's likely to do with the TV series, Sony did a re-imagining of the first Ratchet & Clank in 2016 to coincide with the 2016 movie after releasing a Ratchet & Clank collection a few years prior.
It doesn't need a remake, unless.... it's a psvr2 launch title!?
I've tried Uncharted and TOU but I struggled to get in to either. TOU was definitely better, but 'recent' ND games clearly aren't for me.
A new Jak and Daxter game is what I need I think.
I don't see the need for a remake, the remaster still looks good enough today. It would be nice to get settings turned up to max on it but no way I'd spill £70 for a remake. I think they'd have more success having another go at the TLOS-2 and just pretend the first try did not exists.
Edit: Now to remake on the first game in VR would be something I'd be interested in, Clickers in VR... folks would get to use all that toilet roll they stocked up when the world started to go mad.
@Col_McCafferty I don’t mind the direction taken, it was different and that’s to be respected. But what we got was a mess of a plot with bad writing that went on for way too long imo. Gameplay was okay, hardly different from the first.
If that makes me a troll fair enough.
Perhaps I’m biased because, despite finishing and enjoying the story, I find stealth gameplay boring, but do we really need a remake of this? It’s still a new game.
I’ve no real interest here, other than a slightly stodgy middle it was a near perfect game. Story wise it certainly was. Not like it’s massively out of date.
That's wild. Instead of new content, expansions or such we get a director's cut of 2 and a Re-re-make of TLOU 1?
This is gonna be interesting. I mean the game clearly resonates with people if they feel its already worthy of a remake but it almost feels like this could be the equivalent to the Star Wars Special Edition movies where the game is remade to align with the “original vision”. And we all know how that went.
Am I gonna play this if its true? Of course not. I came out of the first game despising Ellie so much I spent most of the time imagining I could cave the little cretin’s head in with every brick I found. Playing this possible new version is likely to make me upgrade to breeze blocks and I may even damage something in the real world.
Hey, maybe they’ll delist the previous releases and say this is the “true game” and thus cause prices of the original discs to increase slightly! Then again I traded in my copy before the end credits barely had a chance to start.
The completely unnecessary remake that nobody wants, but is going to sell 10 million copies easily 🤷🏻♂️
Day one for me, like any Naughty Dog release.
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@Reyren Hopefully the removal of Abby 😁
@Fenbops Plenty have!
I just do not understand the need for this. Wasting dev's time and a HUGE amount of cash on an unnecessary remake when they could be making new things or new IP. Madness.
@Fyz306903 Actually, I'm not too bothered about the pricing model at all (if Sony keeps it a bit realistic). But I just want to know when I can play the game in such a way that I have an experience that won't be proven inferior less than a year later.
Boo! And no I’m not saying boo-urns
I think people don't really understand the purpose of the remake. It's not too please PS3 or PS4 gamers, but it's to introduce PC gamers to the series. And PC gamers -rightfully so- expect a game that was remastered less than eight years ago.
I recently finished a LoU Remastered run and am only finally playing Part II now. I would consider myself a fan of the series, but I'm not sure I would have even bought Remastered - it was bundled in the PS4 my wife bought me.
Would I play a new version of the og? Maybe? But probably in several years when it's free on Plus, Now, or whatever their deal is at that point. I just don't see the point in revisiting TLoU a third time already - other than a desire to cash in on the excitement when the HBO series drops later this year.
@lolwhatno Hi mate. What do you mean? Are you saying you dont support the idea of remakes at all or that its too soon to remake TLOU as its was only a PS3 title (and quite a decent looking one anyway)?
I dont buy in to remasters, but I fully support remakes; thats how I got to enjoy RE2 and RE3; I simply would not have played their orginal too-ugly-didn't-age-well-imho outings.
Unnecessary TV series cash-in.
I would've been much more interested in more new stories in the LoU world in the mould of Left Behind, probably with minor/new characters.
Unless they're remaking it in VR of course, which would be interesting.
@Kingsleyx I wouldn't be able to handle clickers in VR, so no thank you haha!
Remasters from PS3 to PS4 I can see the point of as backwards compatibility wasn't included.
PS5 runs PS4 games, sometimes with improvements, so why remaster something?
Get a few gullible PS5 owners desperate for anything PS5 related and that equals money.
@Barryburton97 I wonder if they would use the cast of the TV series in the remake. I doubt it. But it would make it a little more worthwhile. Also, if the story slightly deviates from the game, and follows the TV series. Like an alternate spin-off version or something. At least then it's not 100% the same game.
@Col_McCafferty fair play 😂👍🏻
Looking froward to this, it was the best game during the ps3/360 gen by far and has paved the way for sonys blockbusters and set the standard to hit
@Octane yes maybe, like they changed Spider-Man in the recent Remaster.
@UltimateOtaku91 I'd argue Uncharted 2 did that some years before Last of Us.
@BritneyfR_ee Joel signed his fate long before they made the sequel, he was a violent man what got a violent end.
@KundaliniRising333 But i guess its fine when films have remasters and Director Cuts though?
these games are awesome looking forward to this the new enemies and environment is class. i didn't like it when people gave the actress a hard time hello guys fictional characters lol i wonder if they will fix that fireplace a dark square more darker than night lol
I love remakes, remasters and ports, but I can already play this on PS3, PS4 and PS5. And it already has fantastic graphics. Is it because a PC version is coming as well? Otherwise I don't see why this needs this treatment where there are other games that could be better considered for this.
Excited if Factions finally shows up as well as Part 2 directors cut if the added content is significant but I really couldn't care less about a TLOU1 remake. It's already awesome and has not aged badly at all. I'm usually totally cool with remakes for games that could use it but TLOU1 simply isn't one of them.
That was fast
I am curious what they will "remake"..the visuals? The gameplay? Slight better performance? I mean, the game was already good enough on PS4
I hope this remake adds more trophies veered toward the campaign because most of the trophies for the base and remastered version of The Last of Us was largely veered toward Factions (Which I don't care for). Additionally if this The Last of Us Part 2 Director's Cut is true, I hope they tinker with the audio, because I found the dialogue harder to hear in cutscene than during gameplay, it was inconsistent.
wow @ people calling joel "violent man" - lol y'all are screwy. i smell lefty rhetoric.
anyway, a remake wasnt even needed. i keep thinking, well, a REmake means they've remade half or most of the game, redesigned levels, maybe characters. u saw what they did to TLOU2 and the woke crap they put in to ruin that game. are they gonna ruin part 1 that way now? thats my suspicion. how can u remake TLOU1? it was great the way it was and the level design was the star of the show for me.
a remaster means its getting a res and/or texture bump up. so this being a remake, may be with totally different characters. instead of joel it may be someone else. they arent saying or showing anything on it so far. worries me lol.
@WallyWest they were all violent though. Even the Fireflies. That’s what made the first game so great. We were left to debate the actions of all the characters. Until the second game decided otherwise.
That’s what worries me about this remake... are they going to make Joel look like the sole ‘bad’ guy and portray the Fireflies and everyone else as Saints? I hope not.
The Fireflies experimented on people and caused the deaths of god knows how many (without their knowledge or consent) in their quest for a cure. Their methods were highly questionable. And just because they were trying to cure the infection, doesn’t make them good or right, anymore than the people who committed atrocities on live subjects in WW2 (in the name of science).
I’m all for all resources being put into new games.
Remasters for me are a waste of time as I played and really enjoyed the game first time round.
I want new AAA experiences not old ones tarted up a bit.
@Fyz306903 I mean, why tho, it's not because they have ressources they should do something. (IMO) A remake of this game is needless, yes it might not do a lot of harm to the main production, but it's still needless.
@Grumblevolcano Oh this makes a lot more sense! Thanks for explaining, still sucks for gamers wanting ND to work full force on a new game.
I remember reading a rumour a while ago that the Naughty Dog team were tasked with doing TLOU remake for 2 reasons (apart from money).
1. At the time, no other projects were out of design phase and into full coding phase, so the bulk of the dev team would be sitting more or less idle.
2. Following the above point, it would give the dev team good practise developing on PS5 directly, with a ready made design to follow.
So it kind of makes sense to give the ND team something to do and give them XP using PS5 and how they can push it, meaning newer games further down the line will benefit from the insight given here.
@lindos hello there,
Sorry if my comment was unclear, I don't mind remakes (demon's souls remake is a proof of how good they can be). I understand what you're trying to get to from your comment, I mistook remake for remaster.
But it's still a bad idea to remake a game this soon, it's like a writer (of harry potter for ex) finishes the second book and decides to rework the first one.
@FX102A Hey napoleon, tell us a wisdom.
The game looks and plays great on PS5 already, this is probably one of the most unnecessary things I have seen in recent gaming memory. I loved the first one and liked the second one but I'm done with the series and will move on, hopefully ND does the same with a new ip.
One of the best games I've ever played - why wouldn't I want to see a better version?
Sony and their devs just want to make good titles that sell really well, and if you don't think this will sell bucket loads then you don't know the business at all.
If millions of people buy it and enjoy playing it, then jobs done regardless of some nay-sayers in a web comment section!
Theres really no need for this. Just drop a 4K 60FPS patch for the remaster and we’re good to go? Seems like another cash grab from Sony here.
Not sure about this, apart from making a good-looking game look better, what can they do to improve it? The game is already brilliant, I wouldn't change anything.
Kinda feels like a waste of resources, really. But who knows? Maybe some trailers can change my mind.
@itshoggie You're doing this all wrong. With a pfp like that, you should have said: Shut up and take my money!
By your comment I see you havent played any Last of us game.
Joel was a violent man and that is told several times in both games.
He did want he did to survive.
What is woke in part 2?
I see lots of Xbox fanboys and pc master race write that alot but none can give an a answer.
@Kingsleyx nice idea, but I'm also not sure that's a world I want to exist in right now. The main reason why I haven't played part 2: it's not a story I am in the right place for because the real world is bad enough.
@Medic_Alert It's also in the Plus collection if you have a PS5
Loved tlou, even the first half of tlou2 was ok. I don’t know what happened in the second part of the game, it’s like i’m going to watch a movie with james bond, but at the half of the movie james bond disappears and i’m forced to watch a random character till the end of the movie. For this reason, I really can’t get close to this series ever again.
Make it £29.99 and with added content and maybe
@Neverwild Not only this, but we see plenty of people only doing the violence that was necessary, by building communities. All Joel does is tear things down. The Fireflys aren't faultless either (never would have got their experiments past an ethics review panel), but that doesn't change the fact that when confronted with a problem, the first tool Joel reaches for is violence, every time.
There was never any way that his character could meet any other end convincingly.
Haven’t played much of this series but is a remake really necessary?
aside from ocarina of time the first last of us game is my favourite, i want this game to come out sooner than later as i will need as much time for ragnarok as possible. i will buy this game and if it comes bundled with the tlou2 and factions bonus but if not oh well.
@lolwhatno Always check the toilet paper situation before sitting down and committing.
Never assume a closed bathroom door is always locked.
Always preposition your mat outside the shower door before entering.
There, gave you three for free!
I don’t really see the point. The first one is like a solid 7/10 already, a remake is a bit soon.
@FX102A These are good wisdoms.
Especially the third one lol.
(are you seriously french?)
The narrative was so bad in the second one that I regard it a franchise killer and won't be paying a penny for anything else in this series.
I replayed TLOU remastered last year before the dreadful sequel and there is absolutely no need to remake it unless you wanted to mess with the characterisations and/or plot to justify the poor decisions in the sequel.
People seem to forget they have the HBO show coming out. These rumored remakes/rereleases aren't for the gamers already playing the games. They're a way to make money off of general audiences who will be brought to the IP for the first time. Instead of telling new players "oh, you need to buy a remaster for an old console" they can flash the remaster (and director's cut) on the front of the PS store and make top dollar nice and easy.
Personally? I was never a huge TLOU fan to begin with. I won't buy 'em no matter what. But that doesn't mean new players don't deserve the best and easiest way to play them. If they had the resources to make them, then why not?
They likely want out around the time of the show, but personally I would have The Last of Us Part I Remake in 2023 for the 10th anniversary (Yeah the game is nearly 10 for the comments saying why make a game not that old) and just have Factions come out around the time of the show instead.
A TLOU Remake that dives even deeper into the lore and classic characters that a lot of PlayStation fans love is a win in my book! Bring it on Naughty Dog!
as a diehard TLOU fan, i'm STOKED about this news. yes, the first game is still a masterpiece, still holds up after all these years...and yet **spoiler alert** they basically ended the franchise with TLOU2 (bc for me, TLOU will always be about joel + ellie). so any more i can get from ND is certainly welcome. and i actually love the idea of updated visuals and mechanics. a remade TLOU doesn't mean i'll fully abandon the original TLOU, but spending more time with joel + ellie is something i'll always want.
There, the “did Joel dirty” crowd can have their game too…jokes aside, I’m excited for this and, as a fan, don’t really see any bad angle here. I just hope they simply title it The Last of Us Part I and avoid taking a page out of Final Fantasy’s book.
With how long it takes to make games, and with stuff like this and that Factions game eating up resources and dev time, I get the feeling we'll be lucky if ND releases even one interesting new single-player game this generation. Ugh.
Damn. First skyrim on multiple generations and iterations. Then gta v. Now tlou? Is the remake gonna be vastly different than the ps4 remaster? Besides the "dual sense" added features.
And a tlou2 remaster/director's cut is coming as well? Milk it til its dry.
this would be completely pointless and a waste of valuable resources. noboday asked for this. work on a new ip please.
I very much look forward to all of these TLOU-related happenings. The current version TLOU does run fine and look good on the PS5/PS4, but I’d look forward to a remake and would definitely purchase it. As to a TLOU2 Director’s Cut: if it’s anything like the Ghost of Tsushima Director’s cut (significant added content and significant improvement over the already gorgeous graphics), I’d definitely buy that too. I have little interest in Factions because I have little interest in multiplayer generally, but maybe it’ll surprise me.
So: hardly a waste of time and resources in my opinion; to the contrary, I’m excited by this news.
I'll buy all of them
I'm looking forward to seeing what they show for it but it's too early to dismiss it or get hyped for it.
If it ends up being too much like the current game then I'd probably just pick it up when it's cheaper. I think they will remake the whole game so that it looks a lot like Part 2 and ties in well with the TV series. And maybe even put in PS VR mode for the whole game
@WallyWest nope it's ruining the entire entertainment industry
@KundaliniRising333 You do realize Director Cut's are older then you most likely are and remasters has been a thing for decades. Its amazing its taking games this long to start doing that stuff when books, comics, music and film/TV have been doing for decades and decades.
Quit whinging if you don't like this stuff don't buy it.
As excited as I am for more TLOU content, I often contemplate much a remake of the first game is actually necessary.
Honestly I was hoping JR or Herman Hulst canceled it since it was an initiative independent from Sony first. If they went ahead I’m open minded to see how it looks but I feel it’s just such a waste of energy to probably reconstruct the characters and story 🙄
@Octane TLOUp2 is a masterpiece. People can hate it all they want, the game is something special.
Would I have liked it more had they made the story so that Abby saves Joel in the opening before she knew who he was and then finding out and executing him, than what they did, making her a total nutjob? Yes, sure would. Would I have liked it more if they made Ellie true to her character and be thankful and knowing when to stop than using her as a plot device? Yup. But that would be my TLOU2 and since I am nowhere near being able to make a single frame of that game, I will appreciate it for what it is. A masterpiece with a less than perfectly crafted story, characters and character archs.
I'll just stick with my PS4 version same with uncharted 4 & lost legacy 👌🏻
@WallyWest Listen, you can be the gullible consumer that pays money for recycled content over and over all you want. But don't speak of age and maturity and history, and at the same time resort to childish rebuttals such as "quite your whining, and don't buy it."
Trust me I won't buy it. However, I also have the right to voice my opinion on the matter in a discussion section literally dedicated to doing so.
Go buy another copy of GTA 5 and get over the fact that someone may have a different viewpoint than you.
Who joins a studio to work on remaking a 8yr old game? Noobs. That's who.
@KundaliniRising333 I'm just saying history in media shows it been happening longer then both are ages combined, even Tolkien had "director cuts" of his books. You're acting like this is all a recent thing but its really not and you can act like its a bad thing but again its really not, you just sound like another whiny internet person complaining about stuff what doesn't really impact you because you have no interest in it anyway, sales though prove remasters and "directors cuts" in any media not just gaming are popular and wanted, i mean hell the past few years has seen a fanbase whine and cry for The Snyder Cut of Justice League.
There are so many good games in need of remake. alas LOU is not one of them. I find it really strange
I'm in the line of thinking that it doesn't need a remake and that they should use those resources towards something else. However, this is Naughty Dog we're talking about; the remake will likely look amazing when a trailer comes out and I can see them implementing TLOU part 2's combat to some degree.
I'm just sayin'...the trailer's gonna come out and I'm betting people are gonna start getting excited, even some of the skeptics. Although, there'll probably be some TLOU fatigue with the multiplayer plus this and the rumored director's cut for part 2.
I don't even know what to say.
What's there to remake? Poly counts?
im waiting to see if its true , and what they add /change to make it look better.
All this salt is making me thirsty.
Characters and story background.
I’m not sure how they can give a chosen one twist to the immunity being unique to one person in some believable way which wasn’t the case originally.
Also make fireflies look like wonderful people who don’t straight knock out Joel trying to resuscitate half drown Ellie and can’t wait more than an hour to get to butcher her.
On psvr2 as well?
Such a bizarre choice if the remake is true, but I'd buy it. Not even going to lie..... it'll also probably get delayed to 2023 for the 10th anniversary.
Update: Now that I think of it, I guess I rather have a remake of the 1st game than a third game as I disliked part 2. With that said, Factions and a new IP would be ideal, imo.
Are you suggesting Joel was NOT a violent man?
He very clearly was, in a very clearly violent world.
This isn't a new trope, it's classic especially in westerns; look at True Grit, Logan, or The Mandalorian all of which show a violent man by OUR standards, but not necessarily by the world they are depicted in, navigating a somewhat naive (again, naive relative to the world THEY are in) child through it.
Now, you could argue violence having consequences/cycle of violence being a message in a video game is "leftist", but we know from Northern Ireland, Palestine, and The War on Terror, there is a cycle of violence in the real world.
I would argue more that violence is a mechanic in a lot of video games and "one man/elite unit with a weapon and a will" is the general message (Halo/Mass Effect/Call of Duty/Far Cry).
When you consider that after killing enough people the ending is often portrayed and framed as absolute and morally correct to justify your actions, if you absolutely are going to look for politics in all your media then it's hard not to see a lot of video games as "Conservative/Right Wing power fantasies" by default.
I don't have a problem with this, more of all the mediums for people to mention "the left" about, videogames are the strangest.
I don't want to play a remake of The Last of Us. Now, a remake of The Last of Us Remastered, I'd be all over.
Unless it's officially announced, I don't believe it for a second.
@BritneyfR_ee Isnt it a remake not a new game the story will probably stay the same never heard of a studio changing the story in a remake.
So this is releasing around the same time as the new TV series?
Perhaps Joel and Ellie and the other characters in this remake have been changed to resemble the actors (Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey etc)?
I wonder why they thought this remake was necessary. I'm guessing it'll line up better with the HBO show or something.
@claytortot213 Wouldn't be surprising, but in this case it would have made more sense to just re-release both in a collection as native PS5 versions. They can say it was a PS3 game, but it was so late in that generation that there's no way it needed remade yet.
Considering how many rumors have popped up over time about this, I'd be surprised if it doesn't happen, and I agree with others that it's a waste of resources. If other rumors are true, then the company isn't making anything new (multiplayer Last of Us and something else Last of Us related that I forget off hand), which would be a real shame to be wasting one of the best developers in the industry. Say what you want about The Last of Us Part II's story (I hated the second half), but the game is a technical masterpiece and the gameplay was also very good.
With the TV series on the way it makes sense. I've played them both plenty of times now but have to admit I'll happily re-buy them all again if the jump in quality is good enough! Not too fussed about Factions though - I'm sure it's good but multiplayer shooter things just generally aren't my thing.
"The game was garbage because I don't like when someone die" God damn idiots
Who asked for this? People pls don't buy this remake. This cow has already been milked dry.
there so many games stuck on old PlayStation systems that should be remade above the last of us which is already playable on ps3 ps4 ps4 pro and ps5
@BritneyfR_ee That's why I'm not buying it cause you know they're to change up the story
@lolwhatno you’re an idiot that’s what you are.
@Boucho11 I gotta say, an insult isn't the best thing to wake up to.
Thought you were a troll (didn't even speak to you) and was going to report you, but your account is quite old.
I gotta ask, what did I do to you?
@lolwhatno firstly, it was the comments about TLOU and the fact you haven’t even played the game. You’d prefer TLOU 3 even though you wouldn’t play it? Why? What is the point of these comments? That’s trolling in my eyes.
Secondly, the comment around Sony failing and you not being an analyst? That’s the one that warranted the idiot comment because it’s an idiotic thing to say. It isn’t personal as I don’t know you, I just think both posts are ridiculous.
@Boucho11 First off:
"It isn’t personal as I don’t know you, I just think both posts are ridiculous." Insulting someone on a website you both visit regularly sounds kinda personal. Also, why?
"u’d prefer TLOU 3 even though you wouldn’t play it?" I know you're not going to re-read what I said, If I told you to, so I'm going to do it for you. I said:
"Yeah, I would even prefer TLOU 3 (even tho, also not gonna play it) over them remaking something for no reason. (IMO) It's a waste of talent.'
Does it make more sense now, I said, "over" comparing 2 things I'm not going to play anyway, because remaking is (as I said) IMO "a waste of talent"
"Secondly," again, you wouldn't re-read what I said right so:
I said, "I hope it flops if this is the only reason tbh", now what reason was @lolwhatno talking about? That's correct, he was replying to someone saying "@lolwhatno the need is simple my friend. Money.
There’s no other reason for it existing."
That's it, I explained myself, you didn't need to insult anybody to voice your opinion but you did. Oh and what is that? I replied to you in a civil way and I didn't insult you?! It's like I didn't need to.
I hear what you are all saying but…
MotorStorm Trilogy is the remake we all want right…..
Throw in the Artic one as a bonus.
Now that’s what I call a good year.
@Infernal No, we need to be sensible and stop treating games differently to movies. Movie franchises when they kill off beloved characters it doesn’t go down well and often that’s not for “storytelling” but because actors want to move on.
Do we want a Tom and Jerry movie where Tom catches Jerry and mauls him. Or is that the opposite reason we watch Tom and Jerry.
Many find the current trend of killing heroes over played. It’s no longer shocking or clever it’s tiresome and a cliche/troupe
@Ooccoo_Jr Neil is hurt, Neil wants to heal, Neil floods the Sony Lineup with as many drops so that Neil can feel whole again. Its all about Neil and his small ego, and redemption at all costs...
@Pixelated there is an old saying my grandma told me "BOY LEAVE IT ALONE!!!" meaning, stop messing with it. TLOU is a cash cow whore for Naughty Dog, as you can tell since they keep trying to do stuff and spin offs from that game and its universe. It was a one hit pony wonder, it was a good game LEAVE IT THE EFF ALONE!!. Keep putting new clothes and make up on that whore, we will start to not like her, its already losing its sex appeal every day.....
@Ken_Kaniff but gamers WILL buy it, and this is the problem. How pathetic that we have played a game, finished it, but like a hamster on a exercise wheel we keep going around and around. Sad state of gaming now a days..Naughty Dog hasn't dropped a new IP for a decade or so, they need new blood and talent in there.. The company has went the way of the [email protected]@@hole developers.... It will one day be insignificant...
I hope this rumor turns out to be true, looking forward to whatever they are working on though.
@Stocksy It would not make sense with a happily ever after ending in a setting like TLOU. So comparing it to Tom and Jerry is a ridiculous example.
A story should have a impact that actually means something, good and bad, ups and downs. That makes it believable.
Ok, tell me about all the games killing of their main characters, that makes the word "trend" valid.
To me it's the other way around. People want to ruin good stories because they can't handle to see something bad happening to a specific character. It ALWAYS have to end on a happy note.
That have nothing what so ever to do with the quality of the story, it's just people acting like children.
@Infernal I was clear I was talking movies too. And I can’t name names as it’s spoilers for people that haven’t seen.
Games don’t do it coz it makes no sense to in games. Tomb raider and Lara Croft dies?!?
Using Tom and Jerry is to simplify to explain to people a similar example to why people don’t want main playable characters killed off it’s not ridiculous…. It’s using an example of why people like a certain thing and why if you go the other way it’ll be a turn off. You don’t play a game to die and have no say over it. In 1 you are both characters. You are invested and controlling both. To kill a playable character in a game is unheard of because it’s stupid. The main reason movies do it is because the actor is leaving the character and that’s why 9 times out of ten they do it. Video games don’t need to do that.
The fact that in the setting people have in this very thread said “he was a violent man” says it all.
I am not against pushing games in new directions and being bold but I understand why people don’t want main playable characters killed off and why it’s a turn off.
@Stocksy It all depends on what kind of story it is. And no, It would not make sense to kill off Laura before the last game (If she needed to die) because that's the one and only character you play as. Would be weird to play her as a ghost in the next game. haha
If a story is made for mature people I expect it to treat me like an adult. I can handle people dying, just like in real life. That's how life works, and that makes it realistic for me.
Having all the main characters survive thousand of battles, year after year, always making it in the end is not realistic to me.That sounds like typical stories for children.
I read a lot of books, and 90% of them are real stories. Not a single one of these stories are happy ones, but that does not make any of them bad.
Example. The last book I read was "Columbine" by Dave Cullen. Horrible story, but a fantastic book.
Why should a fictional story set in a even more brutal world be more kind than real life?
It's refreshing to see someone deliver a story without compromising anything for the sake of pleasing pop culture. Wish more creators would do this.
If they really plan to remake TLOU they should make it future proof for 8K tvs and monitors.i mean why waste funds on it instead they should focus on developing part 3 if naughty dog or sony plans to have a third part or develop a new IP.
@lolwhatno you know what, fair enough. I apologise. You’ve explained your comments and I get where you’re coming from. I’ll hold my hands up and admit I was wrong.
@Boucho11 How to gain people's respect with one simple trick, haters hate him
Seriously man, I respect that. tbh, this is a rare sight, expected another insult opening this reply.
Hey, next time I'm in the same situation as you, I will own it up, I promise.
Have a great day good sir
@lolwhatno It's definitely not necessary considering how beautiful the PS4 (hell, even the PS3 version looks pretty decent) is/are. I do get that there are things to improve like the more cinematic style of combat that people (in general....you may hear bad things about the story, but people generally like the way combat flows in Part 2) and being able to hide more by crawling, increased fidelity and have a more open map since there's a lot of rooms that are locked off due to limitation on the PS3, better audio design, and probably some other things I'm overlooking. I'm curious what they do with it, but if it's just another graphics upgrade, then hard pass since it's just not worth it for the $50-70 they'll charge for it.
@MisterXpoSay After the bad story points in Part 2, I'd rather they go back and remake Abby's part to focus more on the revenge plot and how it affects her for doing what she did over a Part 3 (unless they make an entire new story with new characters, which fair enough).
@BlindfireJP Dude, you're extremely late to the party lol! Good on you tbh, you skipped all the toxicity.
If it's a complete re-imagination of the game then I would be way less reluctant to try it out, but from what they said it looks more like a mostly graphical update. Hopefully it turns out for the best.
@lolwhatno Yeah lol I was looking at how cosmetics worked on TLOU Remastered since it wasn't clear and this whole website came up and I forgot that they were doing a Remake. I'm with you hopefully it's more than a graphical update, but if you haven't tried it out, give it ago (especially if you have a PS5 since they give it away for free).
@BlindfireJP "especially if you have a PS5 since they give it away for free" Yeah, I got a free ps5, It's a very nice move from Sony. (I'm still with my ps4 slim, don't have a ps5).
I might one day, I compared days gone and TLOU and days gone came out on top for me so I bought it. It was an awesome amazing game.
Anyways, thanks for the recommendation and have a great day sir.
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