A new report on GameReactor has claimed that The Last of Us Remake for PS5 will take full advantage of the console’s technical prowess, stressing that it is more than just a simple upgrade like The Last of Us Remastered.
In addition, we can also expect improvements to the game that were seen in The Last of Us: Part 2 engine. Simply put, we won’t be seeing a simple resolution and performance upgrade; this will be a full-blown remake.
While it would have been a lot of fun to see the world’s reaction to a surprise reveal of this project, Schreier’s report about what’s been going on at PlayStation Studios lately spoiled it to some degree. I say to some degree because people seem to think this will basically just be in the vein of The Last of Us: Remastered.
Let’s not blow expectations out of the water by hyping it up too much, but this won’t be a “simple” improvement of resolution, framerate and textures. The kennel is going to really take advantage of PlayStation 5’s power and features with the The Last of Us: Part II engine. Not just in terms of graphics, but a few other things as well.
Naughty Dog has not yet announced The Last of Us Remake, but a Bloomberg report last month revealed that the project is now in development at the studio. Apparently, it came about as a means of giving the team something to do while other projects are in pre-production.
The Last of Us was originally released for the PS3 in 2013 and was remastered for the PS4 the following year.