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    A new report from Bloomberg broke the news that Sony is working on a remake of the PS3's The Last of Us for the PS5. Code-named T1X, the project was initiated by a small team of around 30 people wishing to form a new Sony games development studio. The team first planned to remake the first Uncharted game released back in 2007 but they settled on The Last of Us as it involved relatively less work and resources, and wanted to bundle it with the game's sequel for the PS5. Following this project, the group thought that it would have established itself and work on remaking the first Uncharted and other games later on.

    T1X was apparently approved on "a probationary basis" and the team's existence kept a secret by Sony and weren't even allocated more budget to hire additional staff. Nevertheless, the small group worked on the remake and by Spring 2019, they had a completed a section of the game for showcase purposes. However, Hermen Hulst, former Guerrilla Games head and newly-appointed head of PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios, was allegedly unimpressed with the project.

    When the team expected to begin production on the remake, they were called to do some polishing work on The Last of Us Part II which was delayed to 2020. This slowed down their progress on the remake as most of the team was assisting Naughty Dog. Following the completion of The Last of Us Part II, Sony apparently assigned "dozens" of people from Naughty Dog to work on T1X, some of whom worked on the original game itself. The remake was now moved under Naughty Dog’s budget.

    All these developments made Mumbauer’s team see their short-lived autonomy as being stripped away. Bloomberg reports that by the end of 2020, "most of the T1X team’s top staff had left, including Mumbauer and the game’s director, David Hall". However, T1X remains in development at Naughty Dog.

    Similarly, Bend Studio behind Days Gone, was "assigned to work on a new Uncharted game with supervision from Naughty Dog". But fearing that they might get integrated into Naughty Dog, Bend Studio's leadership "asked to be taken off the Uncharted project" and are working on their own new game. Jason Schreier, who wrote the Bloomberg report, says that he doesn't know if the new Uncharted project is still underway as "it was all on paper at Bend".

    Bloomberg does not cite its sources in the report, writing that "Mumbauer declined to comment and others asked not to be named discussing private information", so we might want to take these news with a grain of salt. What the report seems to indicate is a refocus from Sony's part towards bigger games and big studios while distancing itself from smaller teams and projects, which was also indicated by the recent reorganization of their Japan Studio.

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  3. Reploid

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    Is there a point? Plot was dated by default and gameplay barely existed. There is basically nothing to remake.
     
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    A third version of the Last of Us on a third Sony console. Love to see it
     
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    Sony copy Nintendo again, useless remakes
     
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    You guys don't understand at all, do you ? It might not be for you but think about it. Some people don't have PS3 or PS4. It will give new gamers an opportunity to try those remake games out on PS5. That's great news. Not for me too but give a new gamers a chance, huh ? :)
     
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    A remake for a 8 years old game? Doesn't feel needed.
     
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    But both TLOU 1+2 are backwards compatible with PS5?
     
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    @spotanjo3 answered perfectly why it is needed. There are many people who never had a PS3 or PS4 so they never got the chance to play it. Sony like most companies would have checked to see if there was actually any demand for the game on the PS5 before starting development.
     
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    You can play both TLOU games on PS5.
     
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    Sony ruined the franchise so quickly they have to remake the only decent game again before it loses all relevance.

    Though to be fair, its a VERY Sony thing to do.
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    It could if playstation cared about retrocompatibility like Xbox did.
     
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    Why the frickin' frick?

    lol
     
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    TLOU has a HD remastered version on the PS4 and TLOU2 is on the PS4

    Both games can be played on the PS5 it would make sense to develop TLOU 3
     
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    what? why? is this the stage of rehashing we have reached already? does sony have no shame? assuming this is true, of course.
    naughty dog should go back to making fun games instead of "mature" cinematic experience with the depth of a puddle .
     
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    what a waste of time, money, effort and talent.
     
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    ps4 games can be played on a ps5, and both tlou games are on the ps4
     
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    Sony is starting to annoy me... patch it for free, stop insulting peoples intelligence. You arent "remastering", you are just creating patches and selling them as if they were a new game. This started with the god of war collection, where they changed nothing at all except resolution.
     
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    To be fair Sony isn't bad as Nintendo. Nintendo been doing it for over 30 years.
     
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    please no
     
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    hurray, then there will be a sony game spanning 3 console generation
    sony, are you envious of gta5 ?
     
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