Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s (SCEE) Product Manager, Josh Walker, has said that a significant portion of PlayStation 4 owners have yet to sample Naughty Dog’s critically-acclaimed The Last of Us.
Speaking with MCV (via VideoGamer), Walker explained why the format holder opted to port the celebrated post-apocalyptic adventure to its latest home console.
“The Last of Us is considered one of the most significant titles of the last console generation, winning countless awards," said Walker. "It would be almost unfair for all our new fans to never play a game like this.
"We've looked at PSN data and can see a huge proportion of PS4 players haven't experienced The Last of Us yet," he continued. "This is quite indicative of the shift in the market and the many players who have migrated from competitive platforms that we're glad to welcome to PlayStation."
Elsewhere, he admitted that Sony must "been careful with [its] cost price" for the PS4 release of the game "to give value to those buying for a second time".
The Last of Us hit PS3 in June 2013 and has reportedly moved over six million copies globally. The Remastered version offers enhanced visuals and comes packaged with all of the game’s DLC, including the single-player expansion, Left Behind.
The Last of Us Remastered is due out on July 29 in the U.S. and August 1 in Europe. Amazon UK is now taking pre-orders for a PS4 hardware bundle featuring a copy of the game.