There have been rumors of a remake of The Last of Us on PS5 since the console was released, but new reports suggest we may be seeing it sooner than we thought.
The original The Last of Us was released on PS3 in 2013 and combines survival horror, cinematic storytelling and third-person gunplay in one spectacular package. The remastered PS4 version of the game was also released as part of the PS Plus library on PS5. Although a full-fledged PS5 remake of The Last of Us may be headed our way right now.
A remake of The Last of Us on PS5 has not been formally announced by Sony or developers Naughty Dog, but a report from Bloomberg in early 2021 suggested it was in production. After this, things went quiet on the front of The Last of Us remake, that is, until now.
Is a remake of The Last of Us on PS5 likely?
A remake of The Last of Us on PS5 is becoming increasingly likely. A report from VGC now suggests the remake could be released in the second half of 2022.
They went on to say that the project was originally overseen by PlayStation’s Visual Arts Service Group, but was taken over by Naughty Dog once they completed The Last of Us Part 2.
Part 2 came out in mid-2020, so this would mean Naughty Dog has had 18 months to work on a remake of The Last of Us for PS5. This is very encouraging for those looking forward to playing the game with PS5 upgrades.
Speaking at Sony’s 2022 CES show, Naughty Dog co-president Neil Druckmann said the studio is eager to share the news of “multiple game projects.” Could a remake of The Last of Us on PS5 be among them?
Release date of The Last of U remake
The remake doesn’t have an official release date yet, and Druckmann could reference any number of projects, including a The Last of Us Part 2 remaster on PS5. While the good news is, a remake of the original title now seems highly likely, as do the rumored release date.
Remember, since the title is still unannounced, everything should be taken with a grain of salt until it is. However, we wouldn’t be surprised if the above statement is correct and that the remake of The Last of Us on PS5 will be released in the second half of this year.
PS5 upgrades, new features
The original The Last of Us has been remastered for PS4 as it is a PS3 game. It also received further improvements for the PS4 Pro. This version offered three modes. The first was a focused mode at 1800p/60fps, the second was 4K and locked at 30fps, and the third was 1080p and locked at 60fps.
We suspect a PS5 remake of The Last of Us will offer native 4K resolution, locked at 60fps. It may even have a mode that offers 120 fps at a lower resolution and ray tracing. Of course, we’ll have to wait for Naughty Dog and Sony to give us something concrete to know for sure.