On this episode of Video Games 2 the MAX we have way better audio for one, also hosts Sean Garmer and Marc Morrison discuss the news from Bloomberg that The Last of Us Remake is in production and is now being headed by Naughty Dog but it was actually once the task of another studio Visual Arts Service Group. The guys discuss the history of that studio, the news that Bend Studio tried to pitch a Days Gone 2, if Last of Us Remake will follow the HBO show or be super faithful to the original game, and of course there’s a discussion on should it be even made in the first place.
The PlayStation 5 news continues as Bethesda delays Deathloop until September 14, 2021 and a new Survival Shooter Abandoned is begrudgingly announced too. Will Marc give that game a shot?
There are also rumors that Hideo Kojima could partner with Xbox for his next big game. Would he actually do it? Or this all just a big rumor to stir the pot? How major of a move is it for Microsoft if they can pull it off? Also, Sony dealt a blow to Disney in signing a long term deal with Netflix for their movie rights. So no total Marvel Cinematic Universe on Disney + then.
Other things discussed on the show: E3 2021’s major partners, Pac-Man 99, Castlevania Resurrection, Streets of Rage 4 DLC, and of course the Upcoming Games.
Thank you as always for listening and hope everyone has a great week.
Jason Schreier's article on Last of Us Remake and Days Gone 2: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-09/sony-s-obsession-with-blockbusters-is-stirring-unrest-within-playstation-empire