A developer of The Last of Us Part 1 has responded to claims that the remake is little more than a “cast grab”.
Animator Robert Morrison, who worked on The Last of Us Part 1 while working at PlayStation’s Visual Arts Studio before moving to Days Gone’s Sony Bend, tweeted that the project is “the most meticulously built and designed project I’ve ever watched or was part of my entire career.” They also say that the remake has “the highest possible level of care and attention to detail.”
“It’s just a money heist” In fact, it’s the most carefully built and manufactured project I’ve ever seen or been involved with in my entire career. Utmost care and attention to detail. pic.twitter.com/csjZ3kZMyGJuly 10, 2022
Part of the problem stems from Last of Us Part 1’s high price tag, as some fans are already beginning to see Ask if $70 is too much for a game that many have already bought twice.
Shortly after release, The Last of Us subreddit was busy discussing whether the community was happy with the pre-order/launch day price of the remake, especially considering this is a game that many of them had previously played – either in the form of the original 2013 release or the 2014 PS4 re-release, which of course is still playable on PS5.
As you might expect, there were many reactions to Morrison’s tweet, from messages of thanks and support to those expressing frustration that the game exists when the apocalyptic shooter already has a remake that’s available for $70 -dollar will be available at retail or in some cases, both.
In response to sarcastic comments that he’s only saying such a thing because he’s still employed at another first-party Sony studio, Bend, he answered (opens in new tab): “Yes, I work for Sony. I am very grateful for that. I’ve also worked as a lead animator for Microsoft Game Studios. I’ve owned PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo consoles and also games on PC. I support all platforms and have said so many times in the past. Games should be fun.”
As for pricing?
“The price of the game is beyond my control and the value is subjective to each individual,” Morrison added in a subsequent tweet (opens in new tab). “You can decide for yourself whether you want it or not. All I want to say is that I am impressed with the work that an amazing group of people has done on this project. A tremendous amount of passion went into it.”
ICYMI, The Last of Us Part 1 promises to be more than just a next-gen cleanup, as Naughty Dog is building the post-apocalyptic masterpiece from the ground up with the latest tech advances, including “modernized gameplay, improved controls, and expanded accessibility options.”
However, all of this will cost your hard drive; The Last of Us Part 1 Remake weighs in at a whopping 79GB (opens in new tab).
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