A reader predicts that big name games including GTA V and Borderlands 3 will definitely be remastered for the next generation of consoles.
By this time next year the PlayStation 5 and Project Scarlett (or whatever Microsofts next gen console is actually called) will have been announced and theyll probably only be two months or so away from release.
This will bring with it many new game reveals, including the already announced Halo Infinite and obviously-coming-but-they-just-havent-said-yet Fable IV and Horizon Zero Dawn 2. And what it will also bring is filler, lots and lots of filler. In previous gens these have been remasters of existing games that are given a slight scrub up and thrown out to cover for the fact that there are not many brand-new games.
Thats fine, everyone does it and it can often be a good way to catch up on a missed game or see a favourite with even better graphics. Be the next generation is going to be different, because games as a service is now a thing.
As many have begun to suspect theres no way Rockstar is suddenly going to want to give up all the cash they make from GTA Online when everyone migrates to the new formats. Theyre going to want it on the PlayStation 5 as well, whether the graphics are new or not.
But there are lots of games like that now, lots of games that have been out for years and show no signs of slowing down – and publishers wont want them to slow down just because new consoles came out.
So heres my guaranteed* list of games I definitely think well be seeing again.
1. Grand Theft Auto V
Ive kind of given the game away on this one, but yeah. I dont see any situation where Rockstar dont port the game to the next consoles ASAP. Theyve already done it once and I imagine theyd want to do it just for the kudos of having the best-selling game on three separate generations of console. Red Dead Redemption II is a given as well but will probably be after GTA as I dont think the online is as popular.
2. The Division 2
Im still not sure whether this was a hit or not, but Ubisoft is definitely saying that it is, even though Ive never heard anyone in real life talk about it and it seemed to be out of the charts within a week. But I reckon itll make the jump. Its either that or make The Division 3 and if this hasnt been as big as they hoped then a remaster is actually less of a risk.
3. Destiny 2
I dont think Bungie are going to have Destiny 3 ready for a good few years yet so since they seem to be treating the games re-launch as such a big thing I dont think theyll want the momentum to slide after just a year. Theyve already signed up for Stadia anyway, which is sort-of kind-of next gen.
4. The Last Of Us Parts I and II
They wont admit it in public but we all know what Sony are up to with The Last Of Us Part II and Ghost Of Tsushima. Theres no way theyre going to release two massive budget PlayStation 4 exclusives just months before their new consoles come out and not port them over. It happened with The Last Of Us Part I and I bet you history will repeat. In fact, I bet therell be a Part I and II double pack of some sort.
To be honest I think any Sony game released in the last few years is in the running for a next gen remaster (including Death Stranding) but Dreams is a definite in my view. Its not out properly yet, and most people havent heard of it, but as a new game creator from the makers of LittleBigPlanet its obviously been designed to run for a long time, and not just the year the PlayStation 4 has left in the limelight.
6. Borderlands 3
Im sure you see a pattern forming here but the logics pretty obvious. We waited seven years for a new Borderlands, no way are they going to let the legs be cut from under it after just one.
7. Marvels Avengers
This doesnt even come out till next year and yet its whole point is that its a long-running, games as a service title. Theres zero chance its not also going to be on the next gen.
8. Cyberpunk 2077
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