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When the whispers of a remake emerged, a source claimed that the studio is pulling out all of the stops for the classic to be reimagined on the PlayStation 5. "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,” they said. “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."
Check out our review of The Last of Us: Part II here!
Jason Schreier, a reporter for Bloomberg, also asserted that the game is going to get the highly realistic art style and cinematic direction of the sequel but the core story and cutscenes will not be changed. Naughty Dog is the studio leading the charge on the development of the remake with Visual Arts supporting the project’s progress. As such, the theory is that this opening for a technical game designer at the San Diego studio is specifically relating to the remake.
The candidate must show an “appetite for high quality, 3rd person, action/adventure games” which, while calorifically poor, sounds a lot like a The Last Of Us or Uncharted game. Uncharted: Legacy Of Thieves Collection looks to be ready to run as a release date for the remake recently leaked. However, there is a possibility that this designer will be working on the battle royale mode for The Last of Us: Part II as part of their responsibilities include collaboration with artists to meld gameplay and vision as well as scripting and maintenance of combat systems.
Naturally, Naughty Dog is going to remain tight-lipped on what this particular person will be working on, and our guesses about the rumoured remake will rumble on. Yet, there is an argument that the game doesn’t need a fresh coat of paint.