'The Last Of Us' is getting yet another remake for PlayStation 5 which has been greeted with bemusement among fans, but a developer working on the game has refuted allegations that the game is a cash grab.
Animator Robert Morrison, who worked on the original 2013 game and 2019 hit 'Days Gone', took to Twitter to say the remake is "the most meticulously built and crafted project that I have ever seen or been a part of in my entire career."
Morrison added the remake has "the highest level of care and attention to detail possible."
Fans of the game are questioning the decision for Sony to charge full price for a remake of a game that has already seen a remake.
"The price of the game is out of my control and worth is subjective to each individual," Morrison added in a follow-up tweet.
"You can decide for yourself if you want it or not. All I’m saying is I am in awe of the work that an amazing group of people did on the project. A tremendous amount of passion was put into it."
The remake will take full advantage of the PS5's power, with haptic feedback and adaptive triggers allowing players to get more immersed in the award-winning adventure.
We're not sure how this justifies costing €70, and not say, a free upgrade for owners who already own the game, but we're sure Sony has a good reason.
Remakes of games for newer consoles have become common place in the gaming industry.
'Grand Theft Auto 5' is the most notable example, with the game initially released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2013 before getting a next-gen update in 2014 and receiving yet another re-release in 2022.
'The Last Of Us' remake will hit PS5 and PC on September 2nd, while the TV version starring Pedro Pascal as Joel is set to air either in late 2022 or early 2023.