The Last of Us Part II debuted in 2020 and quickly became one of the most divisive proposals in recent years. Perhaps sooner than many expected, it will return with a new version that will introduce new content and technical improvements. The announcement of the re-release sparked various opinions and concerns among those awaiting other projects from the studio.
After PlayStation officially confirmed the existence of The Last of Us Part II Remastered, the community wondered if a remaster was necessary. Perhaps the most common question is whether the development of this enhanced version affected the development of other Naughty Dog titles.
While it is impossible to know for certain, it seems that the production of this re-release had no negative impact on the development of the company's new experiences.
The Last of Us Remastered would be developed by new Naughty Dog employees
According to Jordan Middler, host of the VGC podcast, The Last of Us Part II Remastered is the result of a new team at Naughty Dog. Thus, this new project allowed new employees to familiarize themselves with the overall workflow and the game engine, while Neil Druckmann and the rest of the experienced staff put their efforts into an original proposal.
"From what I was told, this was more of a project for new employees to adapt. Druckmann's team is working at full speed on an original [game]. As far as I know, one doesn't take away from the other," said Jordan Middler.
This information is not confirmed, but it makes sense considering recent events. In September, Neil Druckmann revealed that he is already working on a new game, but refrained from revealing more details. In parallel, the multiplayer of The Last of Us remains in limbo, although a significant member of Naughty Dog assured that the project is still alive.
The revelation of The Last of Us Part II Remastered has certainly stirred up a lot of discussion in recent days. While fans debate, the studio in charge of the project has revealed more information, such as he performance it will have on PlayStation 5.
But tell us, are you excited about the remaster of the PlayStation 4 game? Let us hear your thoughts in the comments.
The Last of Us Part II Remastered will debut on January 19, 2024.