Naughty Dog and PlayStation have announced that The Last of Us Part I, the PS5 remake of the acclaimed 2013 title, has officially gone gold almost two months ahead of its launch this September. The confirmation was broken via Naughty Dog’s social media, who excitedly revealed the news to fans.
The Last of Us Part I is a full ground-up PS5 remake of 2013’s The Last of Us, complete with enhanced lighting and textures, improved animations and gameplay, faster loading times and reworked visuals to bring it closer to the graphical fidelity of The Last of Us Part II.
Naughty Dog unveiled the remake during Summer Game Fest this year, closing off with event with the original game’s director Neil Druckmann taking the stage alongside voice actors Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson, who play Joel and Ellie respectively. The game was already leaked hours before the show, though Druckmann and company were quick to address it on stage with host Geoff Keighley.
In addition to The Last of Us Part I, Naughty Dog also announced a standalone multiplayer game set within the universe of The Last of Us, promising a story as expansive as one of its single-player titles. Naughty Dog is also working on a new AAA project that hasn’t been revealed yet, though fans suspect it could be The Last of Us Part III or a new Uncharted game.
The full description for the game provided by PlayStation reads:
“In a ravaged civilization, where infected and hardened survivors run rampant, Joel, a weary protagonist, is hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie out of a military quarantine zone. However, what starts as a small job soon transforms into a brutal cross-country journey.
Includes the complete The Last of Us single-player story and celebrated prequel chapter, Left Behind, which explores the events that changed the lives of Ellie and her best friend Riley forever.”
The Last of Us Part I launches on 2 September 2022 for PS5. A PC version is also in the works, set to be released at a later date.
Source: Naughty Dog