LinkedIn, often an unexpected source of video game leaks thanks to rogue employee profiles, has once again brought us a tiny, gleaming nugget of hope for that Last of Us remake that’s been rumoured for a year now.
A Naughty Dog employee by the name of Corey Hong has listed their current experience and associated projects after three years at the studio, which includes things like development support and localisations for The Last of Us Part II and Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection. What’s more interesting though are two listings in particular, one is for an “unannounced multiplayer project” which we can assume is the same multiplayer project that Naughty Dog has spoken about in the past and is assumed to be the delayed multiplayer mode for The Last of Us Part II in standalone form.
The other one though, Hong claims is an “unannounced remake project”. It’s fairly safe to guess that this refers to the remake of 2013’s The Last of Us for PS3 (which was re-released in 2014 as The Last of Us Remastered for PS4).
Of course this is far from the first time we’ve heard rumblings about a remake of The Last of Us. Most recently we heard from industry insider and frequent leaker, Tom Henderson, that the project would see completion and release as soon as the second half of 2022. Both series producer Neil Druckmann and PlayStation Studios Visual Artist Robert Morrison have also recently alluded to some exciting announcements still to come this year:
PlayStation Studios developer says Sony has some bangers coming this year.
"I'm not working on God of War Ragnarok but something equally cool."
Whatever the case, it’s clear that PlayStation is hellbent on reviving the narrative of the original The Last of Us in any way they can, whether it’s the rumoured remake or the upcoming HBO TV retelling.