A new report from Bloomberg has shed some gentle on the goings-on at PlayStation, and some of the notable takeaways is that Naughty Canine is engaged on a The Final of Us remake. The report additionally talked about that Days Gone studio Sony Bend was growing a brand new Uncharted recreation and that Days Gone won’t get a sequel.
Sony’s Visible Arts Service Group, based mostly in San Diego, has usually supported different Sony studios prior to now. Nevertheless, the studio is alleged to have begun its makes an attempt to remake The Final of Us about three years in the past.
Visible Arts Service Group founder Michael Mumbauer recruited about 30 individuals, from inside Sony and out, to create a brand new division that may develop a remake of The Final of Us for PS5, Bloomberg stated. The staff did not get funding or help and Sony elected to shift growth on the Final of Us remake to Naughty Canine, in keeping with the report.
Mumbauer has since left the corporate, together with others who labored there. A spokesperson for Sony declined to remark.
The report additionally mentions that Days Gone studio Sony Bend pitched a sequel to the sport, nevertheless it apparently didn’t transfer forward regardless of the industrial success of the primary recreation. As an alternative of engaged on a sequel, one staff at Sony Bend is now helping Naughty Canine “a multiplayer recreation.”
The report does not say what the sport is, nevertheless it was beforehand introduced that Naughty Canine is making standalone Final of Us multiplayer recreation. One other staff inside Sony Bend was put to work on a “new Uncharted recreation” with Naughty Canine overseeing the mission, in keeping with the report.
Some higher-ups at Sony Bend have been reportedly sad about engaged on Uncharted, and requested to be faraway from the sport. Sony agreed, in keeping with the report, and Sony Bend is now making “a brand new recreation of their very own.”
Naughty Canine has stated it will not make one other Uncharted recreation, however the studio beforehand talked about that a different studio could come in to make Uncharted 5. Plainly nonetheless stays a chance, even when Sony Bend is not doing it.
Additionally within the report, it is talked about that Mumbauer’s staff initially needed to do a remake of the unique Uncharted recreation, however the recreation “shortly fizzled” as a result of prices and different points. So the staff moved on to make a remake of The Final of Us with an thought to launch it in a package deal with The Last of Us 2 for PS5.
The brand new PlayStation Studios boss, Hermen Hulst, stated the Final of Us remake was too costly as a result of its new engine for PS5 and gameplay redesigns, in keeping with the report.
As an alternative, Sony put Mumbauer’s staff to work on The Final of Us II as a co-developer with Naughty Canine to assist polish the sport, the report stated. After The Final of Us II was completed, Sony reportedly requested some builders from Naughty Canine to assist Mumbauer’s staff with the Final of Us remake, however the recreation later reportedly shifted to Naughty Canine’s inner staff.
The Final of Us remake, which is alleged to be often called T1X, continues to be in growth at Naughty Canine with assist from Visible Arts Assist Group, the report stated.
It is certainly one of a number of titles that might be within the works at Naughty Canine, because the studio can also be growing the previously announced Last of Us multiplayer game. Exterior of that, Naughty Canine’s Neil Druckmann has stated the studio might make The Last of Us 3 or a new IP.
Sony has already revived The Final of Us in some kind, in 2014 releasing a remastered version of the PS3 unique for PS4. The sequence continues to be very fashionable, and only in the near past, HBO introduced that Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey will star in a TV show based on it.
Go to Bloomberg to read the full report, which has extra particulars on what is alleged to be occurring inside Sony/PlayStation.