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Rumour: Could The Last of Us Remastered Launch on PS4 Next Week?

Posted by Sammy Barker

The rumours can't be for nothing

Ever since it leaked earlier in the year, we’ve got the impression that The Last of Us Remastered was being plotted as a shock E3 announcement. Sony may have lost that element of surprise, but it still may send shockwaves through the Internet next week, as all signs are pointing towards a post-press conference launch.

The Barnsley branch of British retailer GAME is the latest outlet to tease a 13th June deploy date here in the UK, but we’ve heard from several different outlets that the re-release is set to arrive next week. That’s a Friday in these parts, which is consistent with other launches, but we suspect that the title will drop on 10th June in North America – the day after Sony’s big show.

While this tactic doesn’t always work, we reckon that the platform holder could have success demoing the re-release live on stage, and then informing consumers that they can play the full game the very next day. Moreover, those that attend the press conference live in theatres around the United States are being promised a special gift, which could very well be a copy of this. [Or access to the Battlefield: Hardline beta, as pointed out through here - Ed]

Granted, we’re making some sizeable assumptions here, but none of it seems out of the realm of possibility, does it? Assuming that the title is out next week, expect to hear more stores talking about it over the coming days. Do you think that a surprise launch would work out? Let us know in the comments section below.

Update: Interestingly, GAME Barnsley has opted to backtrack on the above Tweet. "Apologies about the release date everyone," it wrote. "We will update you when we get an official date, sorry!" Could this be a genuine mistake – or has the company been told to update by a frustrated platform holder? We'll find out soon.

[via twitter.com, neogaf.com]

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banacheck

#1

banacheck said:

I know the people going to the theatres for the E3 conference will be getting Battlefield: Hardline beta codes.

BL_Donth

#3

BL_Donth said:

With Batman: Arkham Knight delayed, this game just made it to the top of my priority list. Launching next week would be a pleasant surprise but I wouldn't get my hopes up. Other retailers are listing a release date of August.

Sony's conference is broadcasting in only 3 theaters here in Canada so I'm going to miss the giveaway regardless of what it will be.

BL_Donth

#5

BL_Donth said:

@get2sammyb Interesting indeed. Either the tweet is wrong or Naughty Dog/Sony doesn't want the surprise ruined. Guess we'll find out in about a week :/

rastamadeus

#7

rastamadeus said:

Would leave Christmas even barer than it is if this is true. I wouldn't be shocked if we get told at E3 it's up within a few days, maybe even discounted during the couple of days the show is on.

Wesker

#11

Wesker said:

I was thinking to preorder this game, but it wasn't listed in the shop and I couldn't find a release date online. I figured that they were having more problems with the port or something because I read somewhere that it was giving them all kinds of headaches.

MadchesterManc

#12

MadchesterManc said:

Any news on a price for this remaster? Might give it a go but not at full price with the original being around £25 these days. Would seem a little soon releasing next week tho

ivanmata

#14

ivanmata said:

I'll have to hurry with watch_dogs if this is true, I've been doing so many side missions that I haven't advanced that much in the main storyline XD

KillTheG1mp

#17

KillTheG1mp said:

All I know is TLOUS was the game I most envied PS3 owners for and now that I have a PS4, I'll grab a copy of the remastered version the day it gets out , be it sooner or later!

Jaz007

#18

Jaz007 said:

I doubt it, I would think you would want to give someone a little time to prepare of they are gonna spend $60.

Punished_Boss_84

#19

Punished_Boss_84 said:

@MadchesterManc Amazon UK/US have it up for £49.85/$59.96 :( Might take a while for "next gen" prices to come down, might want to wait for a price reduction unless 1080p 60fps is your thing :D

JaxonH

#21

JaxonH said:

@MadchesterManc

Oh, they're charging the full kit and boodle on this puppy, make no mistake. Check Best Buy and Amazon- the game is already availabe for pre order (has been for a while now) for the big six zero.

iDangerMouse_

#22

iDangerMouse_ said:

I wouldn't mind if it came out next week, provided the game looks good and plays well. Never had a PS3 to play the original version on so I hope the remastered version comes out soon, or at least this year.

ReigningSemtex

#23

ReigningSemtex said:

Well I don't see why this wouldn't work out for them seeing as it's just a remaster and not a fresh release they have nothing to lose and with most other big games being pushed back until next year it's the perfect time for anyone that missed out on it the first time round and anyone just wanting to play the best version of last year's best game ;)

Although I have it pre ordered and this is going to hurt my wallet after buying wolfenstein new order and mario kart 8 but hey the last of us will be living in my ps4 for a long time because I want to get the platinum and the online is great. Hope it is out next week I really want to try this harder difficulty.

thedevilsjester

#26

thedevilsjester said:

I really hope it doesn't come out soon. My backlog is pretty large already, just counting PS4 games (let alone PS3 and Vita), and I just added WatchDogs and this months PS+ freebies to that list. With Diablo 3 and PvZ due out in two months, I just don't have time to keep up! If TLoU comes out soon, I may end up passing it by yet again, which is unfortunate.

ToOGoodOfAPlaya

#27

ToOGoodOfAPlaya said:

Be nice to see it that quick, easily the best game of last generation for me.

Im interested in what, if anything, theyll do for those who owned it and got a season pass last time.
Im psyched either way.

This looked "next-gen" last-gen!

ReigningSemtex

#28

ReigningSemtex said:

Has this been confirmed now then because GAME just sent me a email and it says it's released on the 12th June.
http://www.game.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/m/HubArticleView?msg=&hubId=170533&articleId=170534&catalogId=10201&langId=44&storeId=10151&cm_mmc=update--wk451314--topPicks-_-TLOURemastered#tablink_screenshots

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