I’ve come to realise that I’m a selfish jerk. Being a PlayStation 3 owner who’s already played The Last of Us, I’ve been one of the many moaning about the game being re-released as a remastered version. I want new games, not rehashes of stuff I’ve already played. But The Last of Us Remastered isn’t for me; it’s for the scores of brand new PlayStation owners and converted fans.
Sony had a look at PSN data, and found that the majority of PS4 owners hadn’t played the PlayStation 3’s swansong from Naughty Dog, which is why they Greenlit a remaster mere months after the game’s release. It had absolutely nothing to do with the fact that they had so few first party titles lined up for the PS4 or that they love the smell of money. Nothing at all.
“The Last of Us is considered one of the most significant titles of the last console generation, winning countless awards. It would be almost unfair for all our new fans to never play a game like this,” SCEE’s UK product manager Josh Walker told MCV.
“We’ve looked at PSN data and can see a huge proportion of PS4 players haven’t experienced The Last of Us yet.”
Many of that huge proportion are new to the PlayStation side of life, having moved over from the Xbox 360 or the Wii. Many still are new to gaming as a whole, having plonked down a couple of hundred dollars in a product they weren’t even sure they’d like or use.
Those people will now have the opportunity to play one of the greatest games ever made, or one of the most overrated – depending on who you ask. It’s coming on July 29 for North Americans, and August 1 for everybody else. It’ll be 1080p, with suggestions that it’ll run at a glorious 60 frames per second too.
Last Updated: July 7, 2014
July 7, 2014 at 10:03
i agree, completely uninterested in the remasters like Tomb Raider and TLOU. Played ’em, loved ’em, not going to play again.
That said, I missed the Metro games on 360, so i’ll be quite happy to pick up the Metro Redux on next-gen instead of playing the older versions.
Also played a few of those HD Collections on PS3 because i never owned a PS2. (of course, backwards compatibility would have solved that problem anyway)
So it works both ways, I guess.