From what I read from the article, creative freedom died at Sony's studios. I dont put much weight on Jasons articles tbh, but the signs are there to believe it is actually true.
Nothing suggests that at all.
TloU remake was greenlit because that is what the studio chose to do, not Sony.
Sony not greenlighting a Days Gone sequel in the very year the first game launched to a less than stellar reception is hardly surprising.
Sony Bend, who are not a high tier studio, being put onto 2 ND projects shouldn't be surprising either because
1)they clearly didn't have anything else to pitch and needed to be put to work on something
2)and because their game before Days Gone was an Uncharted game. So they know have experience with the IP. In fact, I recall an insider claiming that they tried to pitch a 2nd Uncharted game after Golden Abyss.
It makes sense only because the TV show is coming out soon. No idea why a bunch of devs would get mad that their remake of another teams game was taken over by that team.
I still don't get what can a TV show offer that the game can't. TLOU is a very cinematic and linear game, why bother with an adaptation for anything but advertisement?
The TV show is not a strict adaptation. It's already been confirmed to be different in many ways from the game. If it was a 1:1 translation I'd agree with you. But since it is seeing changes, I don't really see how it's an issue.