The Last of Us Part II is getting a ‘remaster’ for PlayStation 5. At the ridiculously old age of three, it really is overdue. I mean, it’s basically unplayable at this point.
Nobody is surprised that this is something Sony is putting out with a straight face, nor that there are a sizeable amount of people who are really into it. And all the more power to everybody involved. You don’t have to be mad to be a gamer, but apparently it helps.
But the announcement made me think it was time to revisit my series-in-the-making of articles about remasters the industry actually needs. Not cash grabs, but games stuck in limbo. Classic franchises or games chucked into the PlayStation lagoon with concrete shoes.
It’s massively tempting to start this list with a remaster of The Last of Us Pt 1. But given that it’s now over a year old, I’m guessing work is already under way on that project. So we’ll focus entirely on things Sony aren’t already working on themselves.
The PS3 has become a prison at this point. The classic console is the only place to play some of the biggest games of that generation.
For the sake of preservation, the industry needs some of these games freed from that console. On the one hand you have things like the Infamous series. Killzone and Resistance too. I mean, I know Sony has Spider-Man and its built in audience is more than Infamous ever will be, but how in the hell have they not tried to cash-in on the superhero craze of the last decade? And now it’s decidedly too late.
Killzone and Resistance seem like ideal candidates for Sony’s attempt at building live service games and for any attempts to curb their Call of Duty woes. The biggest issue is that licencing something else from Marvel or Star Wars would beRead more on gamesreviews.com