As bizarre as the idea of it sounds, The Last of Us PS5 remake might just be real, if a Naughty Dog QA Tester’s LinkedIn profile is anything to go by. As spotted by hawk-eyed ResetEra user Angie, one Corey Hong has listed an “unannounced remake project” that he was working on during his three-year stint at Naughty Dog. It has long been rumored that the developer is remaking the 2013 hit, whose existence was first outed by Bloomberg’s renowned journalist Jason Schreier.
When is The Last of Us PS5 remake expected to release?
The Last of Us PS5 remake was originally outed in April 2023 but was largely forgotten about until January this year. That’s when trusty insider Tom Henderson reported that the project is “nearly finished” and could release in the latter half of 2023. Hong claims to have worked as a Naughty Dog QA Tester between 2019 and 2023, so the timing checks out. He has apparently only just departed the studio this month. His profile also mentions the unannounced multiplayer project, which is unofficially known as The Last of Us standalone multiplayer game. Although Naughty Dog has confirmed that it’s working on a multiplayer game, it hasn’t officially announced any title or details.
Opinion: Can we stop with The Last of Us remakes?
Zarmena writes… Despite being a huge fan of the series (and yes, The Last of Us II is an excellent game – fight me), I just don’t understand the point of this remake. It’s nearly a decade-old game (holy shhhh, where did time go?) and one that everyone and their grandma have already played on the PS3 and PS4. Backwards compatibility is also a thing, if you fancy playing it on your PS5. What a waste of talent and resources! All these first-party gems in Sony’s catalog and it chooses The Last of Us yet again.
In other news, PS Plus May 2023 lineup has leaked, and Insomniac’s PS5 games have already received VRR support patches.
[Source: LinkedIn via ResetEra]