PlayStation 4 port The Last of Us Remastered has sort of crept up on us like Joel and Ellie in a Firefly stronghold. The game – which was announced earlier in the year after numerous leaks – is due out at the end of the month, and judging by a Tweet posted by lead programmer Jason Gregory, it’s very nearly complete.

“Great work, Naughty Dog,” he publicly beamed. “Gold release candidate for The Last of Us Remastered is in final format quality assurance. Now we wait...” Assuming that the title passes all of the platform holder’s tests, it’ll then be sent for manufacturing, before being delivered to stores around the globe.

The first-party Californian company has been tweeting about the game a lot these past few weeks, particularly its framerate, which it’s gone the extra mile to lock at 60 frames-per-second. Are you looking forward to revisiting post-apocalyptic North America? Click, click, boom in the comments section below.