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A PC port of The Last of Us 2 Remastered seems to very much be a foregone conclusion at this point, but a new report from insider Billbil-Kun suggests it's so inevitable that Sony has actually already done the work and is now sitting on the new version. The former PS Plus leaker suggests development of the PC port was completed as far back as November 2023, over six months ago.

If the report is true, this would mean Sony is essentially waiting for the right time to release it. Given the fact HBO is currently adapting at least some of the sequel for the second season of its The Last of Us TV adaptation, launching the PC port around the same time as the television follow-up sounds like the right marketing tactic. The second season is projected to release in 2025, meaning Sony might have sat on the port for more than a year when it actually comes out.

This wouldn't be the first time Sony has lined up a PC port with the conclusion of a TV show, since The Last of Us: Part I came to Steam just over two weeks after the final episode of the first season aired on HBO. Presumably, a port of The Last of Us 2 Remastered would also be packing all of the bonus content of the PS5 version, which includes levels taken out during development and the roguelike mode No Return.

In our The Last of Us 2 Remastered PS5 review, we called it a "near perfect package for new and returning fans and awarded a 9/10 rating. "Now partnered up with the Part 1 remake, The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered is the best way to experience this Naughty Dog masterpiece."

Do you think Sony is saving the PC port of the sequel to line up with the HBO TV adaptation, or is there any reason at play here? Speculate in the comments below.