Earlier today, Naughty Dog Sr. Manager Communication rep Rochelle Snyder announced via a PlayStation blog post that The Last of Us Part 1 is currently in development for both PlayStation 5 and PC. The PS5 version is expected to launch on September 2nd while the PC version is expected to launch at a currently unspecified later date. The official trailer is embedded above while more quoted details about this upcoming remake are included below:
We’ve implemented modernized gameplay, improved controls, and expanded accessibility options in this single-player experience to allow even more individuals to enjoy the game. Effects, exploration, and combat have all been enhanced. Leveraging the PS5’s powerful hardware, we also implemented 3D Audio*, haptics, and adaptive triggers. Both returning fans and new players alike will have the opportunity to experience both The Last of Us Part I and its prequel story Left Behind in a whole new way.
For this rebuild, Neil has passed the directorial baton to Game Director Matthew Gallant and Creative Director Shaun Escayg to bring this project to life. Matthew joined our studio a decade ago to work on The Last of Us and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. He rose to Lead Systems Designer on The Last of Us Part II and co-headed the charge for over 60 accessibility features. Shaun started as Lead Cinematic Animator on The Last of Us and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. Shaun would later go on to become the Creative Director of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. With their deep creative and technical expertise with the series, they’re the perfect fit to helm this project, and you’ll be hearing even more about The Last of Us Part I from them soon.
While this remake is essentially the same game with enhanced graphics and features, it will be interesting to see if any scenes featuring a younger Abby are included in this title. Fans of The Last of Us Part II already know the major role that she plays in that sequel despite never being a part of the original game. Mentioning her in this remake would definitely serve the purpose of connecting the two games even further.
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Source: PlayStation Blog