Sony and Naughty Dog have announced that The Last of Us is getting the remake treatment. Called The Last of Us Part I, the game is being rebuilt from the ground up (Sony says it’s a “complete” remake) for PlayStation 5. It’s set to release on September 2, 2022, with the PC version still in development. A trailer for the remake can be seen above.
As expected, The Last of Us Part I will take full advantage of the PS5’s capabilities, implementing fast loading times, haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and 3D audio. Naughty Dog has taken the opportunity to bring The Last of Us up to modern standards, the developer says in a PlayStation Blog post regarding the upcoming release.
Rochelle Snyder, Sr. Manager of Communications at Naughty Dog said, “We’ve implemented modernized gameplay, improved controls, and expanded accessibility options in this single-player experience to allow even more individuals to enjoy the game. Effects, exploration, and combat have all been enhanced.”
The PlayStation Blog posted also three comparison sliders showing the graphical differences between The Last of Us Part I and The Last of Us Remastered, the latter of which was released for the PS4 back in 2014. You can see those below.
So far, Sony hasn’t shared many more details on what can be expected from The Last of Us Part I when it comes to combat, traversal, or accessibility options, though it’s safe to guess that like the improved graphics, they run more in line with The Last of Us Part 2.
According to the PlayStation Blog, The Last of Us Part I is currently available for pre-order across three editions. Those who pre-order will also get supplements and weapons parts packs.
- The Standard Edition includes the base game for $69.99.
- The Digital Deluxe Edition includes the base game alongside a number of skills, upgrades, skins, and other goodies for $79.99.
- The Firefly Edition includes the base game, everything in the Digital Deluxe Edition, a steelbook case, and The Last of Us: American Dreams comic 1-4 for $99.99.
- The Firefly Edition is only available through PlayStation.com in the United States, though it’s already out of stock as of June 10, 2022.