Publisher Bandai Namco announced the Japanese multimedia franchise .hack would see the three .hack//G.U. games remastered, as .hack//G.U. Last Recode. With other adaptations including light novels, manga, and a CGI film, the series, and this particular subset, saw its golden days near the end of the PS2 era in 2006 and 2007.
Concerning characters stuck inside a MMORPG, the acclaimed action-RPG series deals with issues of artificial intelligence and simulated worlds. Original reception at the time of release left a consensus that the games would have been better off as a single release, as it had good gameplay that was offset by a narrative that was somewhat lacking.
.hack//G.U. Last Recode is due for release later this year on PS4 and Steam.