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A rumoured remake of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us for PlayStation 5 is said to be almost at the finish line, and could release later this year.
Industry insider Tom Henderson made the claim, which was picked up by Video Games Chronicle. The outlet also added that the information matched what it had heard from its own sources, corroborating the rumour. Henderson said: “Heard from multiple people now that the TLOU remake is nearly finished and could release during the latter half of 2022.”
While such a project is yet to be confirmed by PlayStation, it was last April when Bloomberg reported a remake of the 2013 game was in production. The report claimed the remake was started by a small team in the Sony Corporation Visual Arts Service Group. However, Naughty Dog apparently then took over the project following the launch of The Last of Us Part II in June of 2020.
Henderson also offered updates on two other projects at Naughty Dog in his Twitter thread. One of these is the confirmed multiplayer project spun out of TLOU2, while the other is an unannounced ‘Directors Cut’ of The Last of Us Part II. Henderson didn’t offer specifics on content, but did say he’d heard both projects “are coming too, but I don’t know exactly when/how.”
Naughty Dog hasn’t commented on these rumours just yet, but studio co-president Neil Druckmann did appear during Sony’s CES 2022 presentation this week. There, he spoke on the upcoming Uncharted movie and The Last of Us HBO TV show. Howevcr, he also added the studio had “multiple game projects we have in the works” that the team is “dying” to share.
With TLOU2 MP and TLOU 2 directors cut – I've heard they are coming too – But I don't know exactly when/how.
Them all releasing together could be a good compromise if GOW got delayed to Q1 2023 – But that's just speculation on my end for the moment.
— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) January 5, 2022