According to a report from Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, Naughty Dog is at work on a PS5 remake of its miserable 2013 third-person adventure The Last of Us.
The supposed project is referenced by Bloomberg as part of a larger report on PlayStation’s growing focus on blockbuster video games, noting the designers, artists, and other developers within the PlayStation family who are growing uncomfortable with the corporation’s aggressive push toward mega-budget mega-sellers over all other projects.
This unrest has reportedly led to the disbandment of a Sony development division known as the “Visual Art Service Group”. This San Diego team – who have been working on many PlayStation releases in recent years – had been tasked with developing The Last of Us remake for Sony’s PS5 hardware, before Sony bosses handed off the project to original TLOU developer Naughty Dog. As its sources, Bloomberg cites eight former members of the Visual Arts Service Group – who felt mismanaged, ignored, and undervalued – as its source. Neither Sony nor the group’s founder wished to comment on the matter.