The Last of Us: Part 2 Remastered, announced last week, is said to be developed primarily by relatively new employees of Naughty Dog.
That’s what VGC journalist Jordan Miller claims to have heard from several people. “What I’ve been told is that this is a project for new employees to get them ready. (Neil) Druckmann’s team, meanwhile, is working hard on a new game. The projects are not getting in each other’s way.”
This should be especially reassuring to anyone who fears that this remaster will interfere with the development of new games. Exactly what that new game or games will entail is not known. Only the multiplayer game surrounding The Last of Us has been announced, although it was delayed earlier this year and there are rumors that development is stalling.
Furthermore, there are rumors that Naughty Dog is working on a completely new IP, and there is also speculation that after the success of the HBO series, a The Last of Us 3 is in the works. The Wait would love that one, too! Anyway, nothing is certain yet.
If I was Sony, I would maybe let my S-tier studio that excels at making new IPs and interesting games actually make new games, instead of forcing them to photocopy their previous A+ report card for eternity.
— Ian Stokes 🇺🇦 (@IanVanCheese) November 18, 2023
Last weekend, The Last of Us: Part 2 Remastered was officially announced after many rumors. The game will be released on PlayStation 5 on January 19, 2024 – a PC version has not been announced as of yet. In addition to improved graphics and shorter load times, expect new content, including roguelike survival mode No Return and areas removed from the original in the form of the “Lost Levels. If you already have the game on PS4, you’ll pay a tenner for the upgrade.