Indeed, this is not the first time that we hear of a remake of the first episode. The Last of Us was such a slap in the face that many players struggled to recover from the emotional shock of Ellie and Joel’s adventure. Since its release in 2013, the technology has evolved significantly and it’s not uncommon on social media to see players clamoring for a remaster of the original on the PS5. So what is it currently?
Well, according to insider Tom Henderson (not just anyone, the gentleman having previously announced things that have turned out to be correct), The Last of Us could be the center of attention for Naughty Dog in 2023! On Twitter, the person explained that the studio is currently hard at work on several projects. And not just any since we are talking about the remake of The Last of Us, which would be about to be completed, but also multiplayer and a Director’s Cut version of The Last of Us 2.
Heard from multiple people now that the TLOU remake is nearly finished and could release during the latter half of 2023🧐 pic.twitter.com/ZxmNU7zS9k
– Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) January 5, 2023
The information has been corroborated by the site Video Games Chronicles (VGC). Journalists on the site have also had the projects confirmed by several well-informed sources. They also point out that these multiple releases (remake + Director’s Cut) would serve to popularize the series currently being filmed.
The Last of Us, through its staging, the charisma of its characters and the scope of its events, remains an incredibly visceral work. Taking to the guts as rarely, it was followed by an even more shattering sequel. No one knows if Naughty Dog has immediate plans for a third episode, but it is a hypothesis that cannot be dismissed as the screenplay would be written in broad outline.