A PlayStation 5 remake of the original The Last of Us game is nearing completion and could be released in the second half of 2022.
That’s according to industry insider Tom Henderson, whose claims match information VGC has received via our own sources.
“Heard from multiple people now that the TLOU remake is nearly finished and could release during the latter half of 2022,” Henderson tweeted.
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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.
Naughty Dog is known to be developing 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 Henderson claims the studio is also making a Last of Us Part 2 Director’s Cut.
“I’ve heard they are coming too”, he said of the officially unannounced projects, “but I don’t know exactly when/how”.
PlayStation Productions, a studio formed by Sony Interactive Entertainment to adapt its original game properties for film and television in partnership with Sony Pictures, is currently working on a The Last of Us HBO TV series, among other projects.