It’s no secret that the PlayStation 4 is killing it in a number of important categories. It remains the fastest selling console of all time, its attach rate is healthy, and it is certainly besting the Xbox One in independent developer support. In fact, a significant portion of the PlayStation 4 user base actually never owned a previous Sony console, meaning that they missed out on a number of classic first-party experiences. According to quotes from Sony Computer Entertainment Entertainment Europe’s Josh Walker during an interview with MCVUK, this includes our 2013 game of the year The Last of Us, which will be re-released for the PlayStation 4 on July 29th.
“The Last of Us is considered one of the most significant titles of the last console generation, winning countless awards. It would be almost unfair for all our new fans to never play a game like this. We’ve looked at PSN data and can see a huge proportion of PS4 players haven’t experienced The Last of Us yet. This is quite indicative of the shift in the market and the many players who have migrated from competitive platforms that we’re glad to welcome to PlayStation.”
While some would argue that The Last of Us Remastered is a simple cash grab for Sony and Naughty Dog, Walker’s comments seem to indicate otherwise. If their PSN data is to be believed, a great deal of PlayStation 4 users will receive a flagship Sony title in just a few weeks.