A TLoU Remake would NOT be pointless. Even Shadow of the Colossus got remastered in gen 7 then remade in gen 8. Now hear me out:
I'm not sure if I agree with most of your points here.
1. The game was released on the PS2 and PS3 and remastered for the PS4, there is no generation gap. SotC didn't have it either, but that at least had the excuse of the PS3 version not being playable on the PS4, whereas this has no such excuse.
2. There are going to be inevitable comparisons between the original game, the remake and the series, and considering the fanbase is still recovering from the effects of TLoU2's writing kerfuffle, I'm not sure if any change from the original will be taken as something positive.
3. Fair enough, but considering the game would sell gangbusters on PC anyway, it feels somewhat pointless. A straight port would've sufficed.
If the remake rumour is true, it's going to sell anyway due to the brand's name, but I don't think there's going to be any benefit from a remake, especially for PS5 users. At least PC users will have the excuse of the game not being available until now, but what's to stop PS5 fans from just dusting off their PS4 copies and playing it again?Last edited by Darwinianevolution - on 10 April 2021
You know it deserves the GOTY.