The Last of Us Part I remake will be released on September 2nd for PS5 and PC at some point
Earlier today, a ResetEra forum post mentioned a leaked listing on the PlayStation Direct site (via IGN) that verified the previously suspected PS5 remake of The Last of Us – the original one, that is — and its September 2nd release date. A PC version is reportedly said to be “in development.” This allows Joel and Ellie’s quest to follow in the footsteps of PC versions for updated older PlayStation exclusives such as God of War, Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, and Horizon: Zero Dawn.
Now, during the Summer Game Fest 2022 event, the Naughty Dog team confirmed all of that news with the official trailer, a few more details about the HBO series, more information about the standalone multiplayer game they’re working on, and details about the three versions of The Last of Us Part I that will be available this fall.
Given The Last of Us’s popularity, it’s surprising that this port hasn’t been announced sooner. What we may expect from the remake has been confirmed in a blog post. It reads, “In this single-player experience, we’ve introduced modernized gameplay, improved controls, and extended accessibility choices to allow even more people to enjoy the game.” All of the effects, exploration, and combat have been improved. We also used the strong hardware of the PS5 to integrate 3D Audio, haptics, and adaptive triggers. Both loyal fans and new players will be able to experience The Last of Us Part I and its prequel story Left Behind in entirely new ways.”
The additional accessibility options are a welcome addition, and we anticipate that they will be drawn from the vastly improved suite of features that debuted with The Last of Us: Part II.
Like The Last of Us Remastered, which was released for the PlayStation 4, this remake will contain the Left Behind story DLC for everyone. The Standard Edition will cost $69.99, while the Digital Deluxe Edition will cost an extra $10 and will offer early unlocks for many in-game goodies. The Firefly Edition costs $99.99 and is exclusively available through the PlayStation Direct website. It includes the unlock bonuses from the Digital Deluxe version, as well as a SteelBook display case and the four-issue comic series The Last of Us: American Dreams, each with fresh cover art.