Naughty Dog has tossed a brick at rumours suggesting that it’s planning a PlayStation 4 version of The Last of Us. We included the hit in a recent feature dedicated to PlayStation 3 games that are likely to make the jump into the next generation, but the Californian developer has said that it has “no plans” to re-release the title on Sony’s impending format.

Community manager Eric Monacelli made the brief comment in response to a fan request on the North American PlayStation Blog, but didn’t rule out the possibility of another studio handling the port. The Japanese giant has frequently called upon the services of outfits such as Bluepoint and Idol Minds to create compilations on its current generation console, so we can imagine it furthering that strategy moving forwards.

In fact, company co-president Christophe Balestra admitted earlier in the year that an enhanced iteration of the critically acclaimed classic could be possible. “We always create our assets at a higher resolution than what you see in-game,” he told Eurogamer.net. “A lot of our pipelines are already ready to move to something superior to the PS3.”

With the survival horror opus still selling extremely well, though, we suspect that the manufacturer may want to keep any statements regarding a next generation version under wraps. Regardless, we very much expect the game to get ported to the PS4 over the coming years. Are we setting ourselves up for disappointment, or do you agree with our rationale? Click out some comments in the interactive white space below.

[via blog.us.playstation.com, eurogamer.net]