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The Last Of Us surprise release ready to go, teases insider

The Last Of Us surprise release ready to go, teases insider

PC is about to get more The Last of Us

The Last of Us series is one of Sony PlayStation’s most popular and profitable IPs which is why it gained success outside of the video game realm with the hit live-action series from HBO.

The Last of Us TV show proved that live-action adaptations can be a success if treated with the quality of work and respect that the source material deserves and now fans can look forward to its upcoming second season set to arrive in 2025. Whether The Last of Us can continue the momentum of its critically acclaimed success, only time will tell.

Check out The Last of Us Part II Remastered trailer below!

As reported by VGC, reliable industry insider, Billbil-kun of Dealabs claims that the PC port of The Last of Us Part II has finished its development and has been ready for release going back to the end of last year. Billbil-kun claims that sources informed them that the development of the port began in 2021.

“What’s more, and this is the most important piece of information in this article, we believe that the game’s development is well and truly complete, dating back to at least November 2023,” they said.

So why have Sony and Naughty Dog decided to sit on the PC release of The Last of Us Part II Remastered? Firstly, both companies might be extra cautious due to the PC launch of The Last of Us Part I in 2023.

Secondly, it’s also likely that Sony and Naughty Dog might be holding out for season two of the HBO series, a season said to be heavily inspired by the events in The Last of Us Part II. The latter in my opinion, is likely to be the most obvious scenario.

If the PC port of The Last of Us Part II had finished its development months ago, surely it should mean that the PC launch should run smoothly, right? I guess we’ll find out soon.

The video game series from Naughty Dog began in 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and arrived towards the end of the console's life cycle and it pushed the Sony system to its absolute limits. The Last of Us would get a PS4 remaster the following year, but we would get its long-awaited sequel in 2020 with The Last of Us Part II.

Not being shy of giving us more remasters and remakes, earlier this year, the PlayStation 5 received The Last of Us Part II Remastered which not only brought improved visuals and performance but also previously cut chapters and a new roguelike-inspired mode called ‘No Return’.

In our review of the remastered sequel, we said: “The Last of Us Part II Remastered is everything fans could’ve wanted from this release. If you’re a new player, this is the definitive way to experience the next chapter in Ellie’s journey and for those returning for another round, you’ll undoubtedly feel a renewed sense of wonder at the marvel that is this game.”

Before the release of The Last of Us Part II Remastered, the PlayStation 5 received a remake of the original game with The Last of Us Part I in 2022. On console, this remake ended up being a big success for both returning fans and those new to the series.

Sony and Naughty Dog would then release the PS5 remake on PC but to say that it had a woeful launch would be an understatement. The Last of Us Part I was plagued with so many bugs and performance issues that fans not only demanded refunds in the masses but it also fell victim to understandably disgruntled fans resulting in a review bombing campaign.

From what we hear, The Last of Us Part I is now in a much better state on PC and by the looks of things, The Last of Us Part II Remastered is now reportedly good to go as the next port in line. Hopefully, it will not suffer the same launch woes as its predecessor.

Featured Image Credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Topics: The Last Of Us, The Last Of Us Part 2, Naughty Dog, Sony, PlayStation, PC