Naughty Dog has recently ported The Last of Us to the PS4, and Christian Gyrling, who was one of the lead programmer behind this port, revealed their work behind the development of The Last of Us at this year’s GDC.
One of the main aspect that Gryling complained about was that they had a lack of time to optimize the engine for full 60 fps, and while they did manage to hit it in time, they could have managed a solid 60 fps perhaps if given enough time.
Now that The Last of Us Remastered is finished, why is Christian Gyrling still working on some “10 years old” code?
Sometimes it is worth risking breaking existing features when rewriting code if the new code is substantially easier to understand/debug
— Christian Gyrling (@cgyrling) March 12, 2015
Cleaning up some decade old tools code is surprisingly cathartic. If a feature hasn't been used for 10 years it's now safe to remove it. 🙂
— Christian Gyrling (@cgyrling) March 13, 2015
Uncharted 4 Lead Designer Kurt Margenau also recently tweeted about playing Uncharted 3 on PlayStation Now. While he clearly mentions that it is being run on PS Now, perhaps he is also hinting at a Remastered release on the PS4.
Anybody out there? #PSNow pic.twitter.com/NPghgAzl1N
— Kurt Margenau (@kurtmargenau) April 9, 2015
Uncharted 4 was delayed to early 2016 as confirmed by Naughty Dog, and this leads to the question about whether we could be actually getting an Uncharted Trilogy Remastered release on the PS4 this year, especially since Naughty Dog’s Community Manager Arne Meyer did hint that they could work on it given the situation demands it.
“It’d be nice. It’s always nice to find ways to try and expand your audience. I don’t know how we’d ever pull that off but I don’t want to say we wouldn’t do it. I think if everything aligns, we should make an attempt to look into it and do it as well.”
Shuhei Yoshida, who is the president at Sony Worldwide Studios, was all behind the idea of a remastered Uncharted trilogy for the PS4.
“There are requests from some consumers for games that were released later in the generation, like Uncharted, which people might have missed,” says Yoshida. “That would be a good candidate. We don’t want to flood the market with remade games either.”
Knowing this all, it is not unreasonable to expect that Naughty Dog might be working on an Uncharted Trilogy remastered for the PS4, given the fact that they already have all the resources and the engine ready for it.
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