This year might see the release of a PS5 version of The Last of Us

The Last of Us PS5 remake is almost finished and might be released later this year.

According to Tom Henderson, a writer and leaker who claims to have heard the information from various sources, this is the case. VGC has backed up its claim that the remake is “almost ready,” claiming that its own sources have corroborated the claims.

Other than the second half of 2022, there’s no news on when the PS5 remake will be published.

Henderson continues by implying that a director’s cut version of The Last of Us Part 2 is also in the works. Naughty Dog and Sony have never announced a director’s cut or re-release of that game previously, thus this is the first indication of its existence.

Believable bits

Although these are unauthorized disclosures, they are probable. Bloomberg reported last year that a PS5 version of The Last of Us was in the works, but made no mention of a possible release date. While the game was previously in production at Sony’s Visual Arts Service Group, a Sony subsidiary company, the article explained how series creator Naughty Dog took over the project after The Last of Us Part 2 was completed.

Naughty Dog’s co-president Neil Druckmann claimed earlier this week at CES 2022 that the firm is working on “several gaming projects” that he is “desperate to showcase.” It’s possible that he was talking to the PS5 remake and director’s cut, or that there are still more titles in the works.

Although The Last of Us has already been restored, this time from the PS3 to the PS4, another remake isn’t out of the question. With the game being regarded as a recent generation’s masterpiece and The Last of Us TV show set to premiere later this year, Naughty Dog and Sony would be well to milk every drop of The Last of Us juice they can.