He is not on the same page as the critics.
There were rumours earlier that Naughty Dog was remaking the first part of The Last of Us (which is a strange idea because it was initially released for PS3 in 2013, and then a year later, the remaster came out for PlayStation 4, so it’s fair to ask why the studio didn’t start work on the third part?). Sony has confirmed that, although now, it’s not just for PlayStation 5, it’s also being remade for PC.
Some people like us struggle to make sense of the remake because you can run The Last of Us Remastered on PS4 on PlayStation 5. That’s probably a fair criticism, but there have been those who have gone further than that by seeing The Last of Us Part 1 as a cash grab. Robert Morrison, a PlayStation Studios man who now works as an animator at Bend Studios (who couldn’t make a sequel to Days Gone, so it’s no wonder its director Jeff Ross left…), responded to the critics.
Morrison has written, “It’s just a cash grab? It’s the most meticulously built and crafted project I have ever seen or been a part of in my entire career. The highest level of care and attention to detail possible.” He hinted earlier that Sony would have other significant games this year besides God of War: Ragnarok (we already know when Kratos and Atreus will return, we wrote about them a few days ago). He might have been thinking about Ellie and Joel’s story.
The Last of Us Part 1 is coming to PlayStation 5 in September, and it’s in such high demand that the Firefly Edition is sold out, and fans want more than just the US to have this edition.