PS5: Last of Us remake and new Uncharted in development?

PS5: Last of Us remake and new Uncharted in development?


According to a recent report from Bloomberg and Jason Schreier, Naughty Dog is set to work on a 2013 remake of The Last of Us. How far the alleged project has progressed and when it could appear for PS5 is not yet known. Originally, however, the remake was supposed to be created by a smaller team under the direction of Michael Mumbauer at Sony. Around 30 developers were allegedly recruited for this from different studios.

The people in charge at Sony are said to have let the team down a bit and not provided them with the necessary financial resources that are needed for such a project. Michael Mumbauer's team did not even have its own name. According to the report, publisher Sony quickly pulled the ripcord and coached the creators of Naughty Dog with the remake of The Last of Us Remake. A release of the new edition in the period of the broadcast of the new HBO series for the game would make perfect sense. The plans for the remake were allegedly already forged during the development of Part 2.

A remake of The Last of Us was not Michael Mumbauer's first idea by the way. First he wanted to work with his team on a remake of the first Uncharted game for PS5. However, because a lot more work would have been necessary here, Sony initially put a stop to this and instead gave the green light for The Last of Us.

Recommended editorial content At this point you will find external content from [PLATTFORM]. To protect your personal data, external integrations are only displayed if you confirm this by clicking on "Load all external content": Load all external content I consent to external content being displayed to me. This means that personal data is transmitted to third-party platforms. Read more about our privacy policy . External content More on this in our data protection declaration. The Bloomberg article also features a brand new Uncharted. According to this, Sony Bend should work on the next game in the series under the supervision of Naughty Dog. However, because those responsible feared that Naughty Dog would indirectly take over Sony Bend as a result, Sony was asked to exit the project. Sony Bend has been working on its own game for a month now. Whether the alleged Uncharted project will be discontinued or continued at Naughty Dog is not clear from the information from Bloomberg.

Source: Bloomberg

Where to get a PS5: Everything you need to know about buying a PlayStation 5

Since its launch in November, it's been nearly impossible for retailers like Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Amazon and Walmart to keep the PlayStation 5 in stock. For anyone who's been trying -- and failing -- to get their hands on the console, it's no surprise that the PS5 is now considered to be the fastest-selling games system in US history. This is due partly to the pandemic -- demand for entertainment people can enjoy in the safety of their homes is still at an all-time high. 

As of April 9, the PS5's $500 model with Blu-ray and the cheaper $400 digital-only edition with no optical drive are out of stock at every major retailer. If you're willing to pay far above the sticker price, you can get a PlayStation 5 or PS5 bundle at a reseller like eBay or StockX, but our advice is to wait. Inventory drops are starting to happen more and more frequently, so be sure to check back here frequently for the latest updates on when retailers might have inventory drops.

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You can monitor where the PS5 is available on your own; Twitter, for example, is a good source of restock rumors. But we occasionally get word directly from retailers and tipsters about upcoming PlayStation 5 console inventory restocks, and we update this post immediately. Again, be aware: It likely will be months before anything approximating normal inventory levels appears in stores, so getting your own PS5 is likely to be a challenge until summer, at the earliest. Below you'll find a list of all the major retailers (and a few high-profile resellers) where you can monitor stock and availability. 

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You can check out Amazon's page for the $400 Digital Edition via the button below, or, if you'd rather, get in line for the PS5 with Blu-ray for $500.

When in stock, Target offers the PS5 with Blu-ray for $500, in addition to the PS5 Digital Edition, which you can find by clicking the button below.

You can check on availability of the $400 Digital Edition at Walmart by clicking the button below, or you can try to snag the pricier PS5 with Blu-ray for $500.

When in stock, Best Buy offers the PS5 with Blu-ray for $500 along with the $400 Digital Edition (which you can find by clicking the button below). The retailer is also offering a slew of accessories on its PS5 landing page.

We don't recommend spending more than retail to get a PS5, but if you must have a console right now, eBay is your shortcut to getting a console. That said, expect to pay hundreds over list; the average PS5 price on eBay is about $800. 

If you've exhausted all of the usual retail options and you're willing to pay hundreds over list price, you might want to check out StockX, an eBay alternative that made its name in the secondary market for sneakers and designer clothing. Last time we checked, prices for the PS5 were hovering just below $650. We don't think it's worth it, but let your conscience (and your wallet) be your guide). 

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