The Last Of Us Remake Also Tipped For PC Release
UPDATE: A massive PlayStation Direct leak seemingly confirms The Last of Us remake on PS5 for September 2, 2022. Better yet, a trailer is already doing the rounds online.
Orignal story continues: At this point, we've heard so much about a The Last of Us remake, it just has to be real. Like the 2018 God of War sequel being called Ragnarok or Capcom's Resident Evil 4 remake, some things get spoken about and leaked so much, they become the stuff of legend months (or years) before they're made official. Naughty Dog's The Last of Us remake is one of them.
The OG The Last of Us was released in 2013 to much fanfare, and since, has been rightly held as one of the greatest games of all time. More than just redefining the shuffling survival horror genre, The Last of Us offered up much more than Cordyceps-infected zombies thanks to its gripping storyline and complex characters.
Is Naughty Dog Working On A The Last Of Us Remake?
Although we had The Last of Us Remastered in 2014, the likes of Skyrim and Grand Theft Auto remind us that more than enough time has passed for a TLoU remake. There's no point going over the various rumours we've repeatedly heard about The Last of Us remake, but the update here is that The Last of Us could be coming to PC for the first time ever.
This latest scoop comes courtesy of leaker @insider_wtf, who has a pretty solid track record after correctly reporting everything that appeared at the recent Sony State of Play. Posting a cryptic tweet, they simply wrote "Part 1" and a date that seemingly points to September 2, 2022. There's a chance it could be something completely different, but how many other games can you think of that fit the bill?
If that wasn't enough, the emojis of a controller and a PC suggest we'll get a multi-platform release on PlayStation 5 and PC. If this is the case, it would be a major move for Ellie and Joel finally leaving the PlayStation after nearly a decade of exclusivity. The good news is that it further hammers home those rumours of a 2022 release for The Last of Us remake.
Why Is Sony Making A Push Into PC?
Only recently, we covered how Sony's financials pointed toward a big drive into PC release. Once upon a time, it was Microsoft that had the PC market cornered, while Sony kept its IPs locked up in its own PlayStation castle. It's a very different story these days, with everything from 2018's God of War to the upcoming Spider-Man and Miles Morales on PC.
Given that Sony is planning a massive leap in sales to bag a jaw-dropping $300 million in net sales from PC releases, it's going to need some big releases to hit that target. We've already speculated that God of War Ragnarok will eventually join the party, but considering it took four years for 2018's God of War to come to PC, it'll likely be a while off. We'd previously heard that The Last of Us remake was targeting a "holiday 2022" release, but much like some fast-moving zombies, this could be one of those rare occasions things have moved up.