A Naughty Dog quality assurance tester has listed an “unannounced remake project” on his LinkedIn profile.
According to his online résumé, Corey Hong has worked at the Santa Monica, California-based studio since 2019, doing QA work on The Last of Us Part 2, Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection, and two unannounced projects, one a remake and the other a multiplayer title.
Bloomberg first reported last April that a remake of 2013’s PS3 game The Last of Us was in the works for PS5.
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It claimed the project was originally in development at PlayStation’s Visual Arts Service Group before the studio was switched to a support role on the game.
The remake’s development is now reportedly being led by series creator Naughty Dog, which is said to have taken charge of the project following the completion of The Last of Us Part 2, which was released in June 2020.
It was recently claimed that the Last of Us remake could be released for PS5 in the second half of 2022, and VGC has also heard from our own sources that the unannounced game is nearing completion.
Naughty Dog has for some time been hiring for its “first standalone multiplayer game”, which could be the result of The Last of Us Part 2’s delayed online mode having been expanded into its own title.
And in January, reliable industry insider Tom Henderson claimed the studio is also working on a Last of Us Part 2 Director’s Cut.
HBO is currently making a TV adaptation of The Last of Us, which is expected to air in 2023.