Naughty Dog Is Working On A Last Of Us Remake For PS5

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Originally launched in 2013 for the PS3, The Last of US is getting a PlayStation 5 replace, studies Bloomberg.

Naughty Dog launched a sequel, The Last of Us Part II, in 2020.

According to the publication, in some unspecified time in the future a improvement unit inside Sony that was headed up by Michael Mumbauer had began work on a Last of Us remake. Sources clarify that Sony did approve of the remake on a probationary foundation.

However, the report continues, Sony had by no means absolutely acknowledged the existence of this secretive crew, which was jokingly referred to as “Naughty Dog South,” nor supplied the required funds or help to flesh out this fledging outfit and kick improvement into excessive gear. What the corporate apparently did do is shift the mission to Naughty Dog.

The remake is reportedly codenamed T1X. Sources inform Bloomberg that Hermen Hulst, who was named head of PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios in November 2019, deemed the remake too costly. (The motive for the added price was incurred by the brand new {hardware}, it appears.) Bloomberg provides that when The Last of Us: Part II was pushed to 2020, Mumbauer’s crew was referred to as in to help Naughty Dog and assist get the sport over the end line. However, by the top of the yr, Mumbauer and most of his crew had left Sony.

The remake continues to be in improvement at Sony, however with Naughty Dog on the helm and assist from Sony’s Visual Arts Support Group.

Kotaku has reached out to Sony and can replace this text ought to the corporate remark.

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