A prominent journalist has backed up previous reports that a Last of Us remake for PS5 will be released in 2022.
He later added: “I’m pretty confident about that too.”
Bloomberg first reported last April that a remake of 2013’s PS3 game The Last of Us was in the works for PS5.
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.
Reliable insider Tom Henderson claimed in January 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.
An “unannounced remake project” was recently spotted on the LinkedIn profile of a Naughty Dog quality assurance tester, although the description has since been edited to remove mention of the game being a remake.
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.
Henderson has also claimed that the studio is 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.