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Interest in PS3 remasters 'bodes well' for PlayStation 4, says Sony

Excited for The Last of Us: Remastered
Excited for The Last of Us: Remastered
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Whether or not you're a fan of them, more remasters could be coming out of Sony soon, the first of which is The Last Of Us: Remastered launching toward the end of this month. Some people may be torn about this, but as long as it doesn't prevent new games from launching, we should be excited about older games coming to PS4.

The demand seems to be there for more remasters and its looking like Sony is planning on bringing out more, though they did not specify. Sony Computer Entertainment boss Andrew House talked about upcoming remasters possibly finding new consumers that they missed when they originally launched on PS3.

"I hesitate to say this because I know committed gamers may roll their eyes about it, but there's an opportunity with some of the remastering or re-imagining from PS3 franchises that will potentially find an audience that hasn't played them in the previous generation because they skipped that generation. We're starting to see signs of that.

"That bodes well for us as a platform, but it bodes well for developers and publishers as well. I've always looked with envy at the movie industry about what a great job they're able to do with taking content and making it work. Disney is the best example of this, right, of taking classic content and reintroducing it to audiences over time," House said.

He went on to talk about how this is a new market that has yet to be explored and could be something that becomes a major part of business in the future. The PS4's first remaster will be out in a few weeks, but what else Sony has up their sleeves for more is what could help them boost holiday sales, assuming another remaster is coming for the holiday. That's just a thought though and nothing factual at all.

Remasters are an interest topic to discuss because they're not new games, just improved ones. As someone who would love to see both older Xbox and PlayStation games on both new systems, it's great to hear Sony talking about it seriously.

Thanks, Eurogamer!

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