PlayStation Europe Boss Expects Remasters To Die Out At Some Point
The PS3 had HD collections and trilogies right up until the PS4 released and even beyond that however those are slightly different circumstances than what’s been happening over on the PS4 where games are essentially re-released in their existing state but with slightly bumped up visuals. It’s a bit of a waste but it seems to pay the bills. However, when is enough really enough?
Thus far we’ve gotten Tomb Raider and The Last of Us but soon we’ll be getting Beyond: Two Souls, GTA V, Journey and more. I’d say that’s about enough. Much like your parents or stable employment, remasters won’t be around forever.
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PlayStation Europe boss Jim Ryan seems to think so too. Ryan told CVG that tehse things will have an expiry date at which point you simply have to stop doing them but also that Sony will make them when it makes sense.
“You can’t have too many of these things otherwise next-gen just looks like rehashed last-gen and we certainly don’t want that. I think the balance is just about right but you know, there are other games that could be looked at, but there’ll come a point where next gen will have moved on and rehashing old-gen will have passed its sell-by date.”
I think Ryan nailed it. These remasters are fun enough but they’re becoming overzealous and a little too much. We want fresh games, not repackaged goods from last year.