Now that Edge has published their full interview with The Last of Us Creative Director Neil Druckmann, we know a little more about what’s going on at Naughty Dog, other than how difficult it’s been getting The Last of Us up and running on PS4.
After saying The Last of Us on PS3 and PS4 is “akin to looking at a DVD versus Blu-ray,” Druckmann then revealed how “two other brand-new experiences” are being worked on at the studio:
I think if there was nothing but remakes, that would be pretty sad for the console. Just like any system out there, any medium, it’s going to be a mixture. We’re working on this re-release, but at the same time we’re working on two other brand-new experiences.
With Uncharted 4 already announced, Druckmann’s comment means there’s one more project on the way from Naughty Dog. If it happens to be on PS4, expect a higher quality experience than what you’ll see in The Last of Us Remastered:
If you look at Uncharted 1 and then look at Uncharted 3 or The Last Of Us, you’ll see a pretty big difference as we have a better understanding of the hardware and how to build assets for it. So while I believe you’ll see a big improvement between The Last Of Us on PS3 and PS4, we’re just getting started with the new generation.
Druckmann also confirmed that, for The Last of Us Remastered, “we put in a pretty significant programming staff to port all the graphics systems over, the physics, the AI, the scripting language. It’s not an insignificant team, but it’s not as large as a full-scale production.”
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