By Diogo “diogojira” Ribeiro – Modified on 12 Jul 2022 at 16:03
Naughty Dog has announced the switch to gold for The Last of Us Part I, the remake of the eponymous 2013 game, expected for the start of the school year on PS5.
It was through a little tweet posted yesterday evening that the Californian studio has announced the end of the development of its next blockbuster ; and should calm impatient gamers fearing a last-minute delay, barring exceptional circumstances.
Anthony Vaccaro, environment artist at Naughty Dog, is bliss of the transition to gold on the same social network, welcoming the absence of crunch during the project “for the first time in [sa] career “ and the “big changes” made to make “the healthier studio”. It also brings the quality standard of this remake closer to that of the sequel The Last of Us Part II – as a discreet snub to the vehement critics who have been able to speak in recent weeks about the game.
Pricing controversy surrounding The Last of Us Part I
Thrilled to announce The Last of Us Part I has gone gold! 🏅✨
—Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) July 11, 2022
The announcement of The Last of Us Part I was received with its share of criticism – as much on the sudden arrival of a remake less than 10 years after the release of the original game and its remaster as on its pricing, perceived as far too high. PS5 inflation, which has already affected other first-party projects like Marvel’s Spider-Man, will also raise the price of this remake to the ceiling of €79.99.
Just last Sunday, another Naughty Dog developer spoke on Twitter. In reaction to the various negative reactions coming from both sides of the canvas, Robert Morrison castigated the idea according to which The Last of Us Part I was only a simple attempt to make “easy money” and described the remake as being “one of the most meticulously constructed”notwithstanding the indecent tariff proposal by explaining that the value of the cake was “from a subjective affair to a simple individual”. The release of The Last of Us Part I is expected for September 2, only on PlayStation 5.
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