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The Last of Us 'probably' coming to PS4, says Pachter

on 27 February 2013

Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter said that Naughty Dog is ‘probably’ working on a PlayStation 4 version of The Last of Us.

Chatting on the latest episode of Gamertag Radio, Pachter said the post-apocalyptic adventure is likely to hit Sony's new console, citing the current trend of cross-gen development. Furthermore, he also predicted the decline of third-party exclusives in the next console cycle.

"The only guys who should make exclusive next-gen titles are people who get paid for it, which means first-party or someone that they pay up for an exclusive," said the analyst.

"First-party... like what's The Last of Us going to be? That's coming out in June. Is it going to be next-gen too? Probably. My guess is that that thing gets onto the next-gen. Watch Dogs is next-gen and current-gen, you know?"

"A lot of guys are doing [cross-gen development] but it's really hard to be exclusive, it really is," Pachter added. "So exclusives [are] gonna be only first-party titles unless, like I said, Epic did Gears of War exclusive because they got paid to be exclusive, and I'm not sure you're going to see those any more.

"We'll see, but I think everybody's going to be on everything because that's just the right business model."

The Last of Us is due out on June 14, and sees humanity brought to its knees following an outbreak of a deadly fungal virus. Players control Joel and must escort a young girl named Ellie out of the quarantine zone in Boston, scavenging for essential supplies while battling enemies, some human, others not.