The Last of Us remake is coming to PS5 this year, PC in development

Last of Us remake

Spicy leaks

It’s that time of year! The time when leaks from all sources of the web, both official and non-official, flow like wine. The latest one? A The Last of Us remake, straight from Sony.

Dubbed “Part 1” [Part 2 is the sequel! But I did think “Square Enix, you did it again” for a moment], you can find the official trailer here, directly off of Sony’s site. The news seemingly was leaked before a potential Summer Game Fest announcement (found by ResetEra), but there’s a wrinkle here: it’s not just PS5, it’s also “in development for PC.” Based on the info provided in the trailer, it’ll arrive on September 2, 2022 for $69.99 (classic new-gen pricing). Left Behind is fully confirmed to be a part of the Last of Us remake package, and the remake includes the  “single-player story.”

The official Sony site has some more info, as well as confirmation of a special “Firefly Edition:”

“Get The Last of Us Part I Firefly Edition, only available to buy as an exclusive directly from PlayStation. Experience the emotional storytelling and unforgettable characters of Joel and Ellie in The Last of Us, winner of over 200 Game of the Year awards and now rebuilt for PlayStation 5. Enjoy a total overhaul of the original experience, faithfully reproduced but incorporating modernized gameplay, improved controls and expanded accessibility options. Plus, feel immersed with improved effects and enhanced exploration and combat. The Last of Us Part I Firefly Edition includes the complete The Last of Us single-player story (PS5) and celebrated prequel chapter, Left Behind; limited edition SteelBook display case; The Last of Us: American Dreams #1 – #4 comics reprint with new cover art; and early in-game unlocks.”

You know what? I’m just calling this “the first big news of E3.” STAMPED! Sorry, Summer Game Fest!

One big gripe though: “incorporating modernized gameplay?” What are you trying to say about the 2013 gaming landscape, Sony? Do y’all feel old yet?

Chris Carter
EIC, Reviews Director - Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step in January of 2009 blogging on the site. Now, he's staff!