Naughty Dog: No Plans To Release ‘The Last of Us’ on PS4

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At the end of a console generation, there are generally some really exciting and technically excellent games released. Often they showcase incredible graphics and evolved gameplay, which is doubley impressive considering the ageing hardware that runs these games. Years of working with the hardware ensures that developers are ever mastering and pushing what is possible with these consoles. This being the last year of the seventh generation, some developers have been able to do just that by creating some really staggering experiences. Games like Grand Theft Auto 5 and The Last of Us are prime examples of this.

Not being satisfied with their current state and with the promise that new consoles bring at their launch, some fans have taken a few outstanding games that finished this generation and are asking for even more by suggesting up-scales. Some games will be getting a remaster for the next generation, but those hoping for their favourite AAA games may be disappointed. Rockstar already denied claims that GTA V would end up on next generation consoles and now it has been revealed that Naughty Dog isn’t so keen on it either.

While talking to CVG about a Playstation 4 remaster of The Last of US, Eric Monacelli, Naughty Dog’s community strategist said quite plainly:

“We have no plans to do that.”

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Fans of all kinds of games have started wondering if their favorites would be making the jump to the next generation in order to get a power boost on the new systems. In the past, games such as Halo and Shadow of the Colossus have had HD remakes on new systems.

Naughty Dog is clearly happy with its game and has no intention of reopening The Last of Us in order to touch it up so soon after the its initial release. While some fans may want to jump back into Joel and Ellie’s adventure in the next generation, Naughty Dog is probably more worried about creating a brand new experience for the new consoles. With that in mind, no one should be upset that the developer isn’t taking resources away from development on new titles.

Would you like to see The Last of Us remastered for the PlayStation 4? What games do you think would make good remakes for the new systems?

Source: CVG

TAGS: Naughty Dog, PS3, PS4, Sony, The Last of Us

  • Ash

    Bummer. Was hoping that if nothing else they would make The Last Of Us able to be downloaded to play on the PS4. Guess it still could be. Here’s hoping.

  • Andrés

    I would like to see it come to PC, like so many other console exclusives.

    • asasa

      none of Naughty Dog’s games have been released on PC

  • patrick

    it was perfect on ps3 why waste time

  • Blackguy9886

    No. None.

  • djnforce9

    Hopefully Sony can get the service going that allows PS4 owners to stream PS3 games which can then include this game. Not ideal but it’s some means of playing the game on a PS4.

  • Joel. monserrate

    Good enough on ps3

    • Fusco

      Switching from 360 to ps4 and won’t get to play this game without ps3

  • ChrisTypeR

    Quality game, why waste time… Perhaps naughty dog can concentrate on making my season pass worth the money I paid for it

    • BillBo

      100% what this guy said..I have faith however. It’s just taking a bit.

  • Mark Hard

    The Last of Us 2 – PS4 Exclusive Sequel. Problem Solved.

    • Rick W

      “Naughty Dog is probably more worried about creating a brand new experience for the new consoles.”

      YES!!! Can’t wait to play a new Naughty Dog IP on my PC!!!

  • William

    I would be perfectly happy with a port to the PS4 so I don’t have to keep my PS3 to play DLC or revisit the game. Oh well. Great game!

  • andy

    As someone who is thinking of jumping ship from Xbox due to the rubbish ms tried to pull with drm, getting ps3 exclusives like this on a ps4 would def make me jump.

  • Tuxie

    I would definitely buy a PS4 port of The Last of Us. Just make it a straight port with no differences other than running in 1080p with some antialiasing.

    • asasa

      i think they could improve Ellie’s AI, and the brick/bottle physics.
      a few other surprises would be nice.
      maybe an alternate ending?

  • joshua olson

    The last of us should definitely be upgraded into the next generations console. I believe that the work of this game deserves to be among the ever expanding world of gaming. To give credit to it’s visualizing graphics, to it’s breathing taking story line that keeps you on edge. This game just doesn’t give you the chance to put your controller down. So I would definitely love to see this game on the PS4. This is among one of my favorite GAMES I have ever played. It’s been a long time since I was ever addicted to a game like this. Love it!!!

  • sarah connolly

    The ps4 was made after the last of us so the people that played them played them on a ps3 so why make a sequel on the last of us on a ps4 if some people cant afford to buy the ps4 and wont be able to play the last of us 2?

  • Anna

    I don’t think it needs to be remastered… but i would LOVE to play TLOU on next gen

  • kersedsaint

    I hate when companies do this scheme right here. They don’t plan to make a release for the next generation just so that they can possibly suck you into buying a PS3 last minute so you buy the game. Yeah, not happening. I have the patience to wait till it comes on out Playstation Network.