Sony has leaked what appears to be its big Summer Game Fest announcement – and there was only hours left to go! The Last of Us: Part I is a remake of the original game in the series, and will launch on PS5 on 2nd September. It’s a full-price, $69.99 release.
We have, of course, known that PlayStation was working on a remake of the PS3 original The Last of Us for some time. The project apparently started at Sony’s Visual Arts Service Group, before being brought in-house at Naughty Dog. It’s one of many projects that the platform holder will use to capitalise on HBO’s upcoming television show. A standalone multiplayer spin-off is also in the works.
“Experience the emotional storytelling and unforgettable characters of Joel and Ellie in The Last of Us, winner of over 200 Game of the Year awards and now rebuilt for PS5,” an official blurb on Sony’s PS Direct storefront reads. “Enjoy a total overhaul of the original experience, faithfully reproduced but incorporating modernised gameplay, improved controls, and expanded accessibility options. Plus, feel immersed with improved effects and enhanced exploration and combat.”
The game will include the full original campaign and the Left Behind prequel chapter. It’s also in development for PC. You can watch the debut trailer on the PS Direct site – or, perhaps, wait until Summer Game Fest, where this was supposed to debut.
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