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Rumor: The Last of Us Remake to Launch in Holiday 2022

Rumor: The Last of Us Remake to Launch in Holiday 2022 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 June 2022 / 3,357 Views

There was a report in April 2021 that Naughty Dog was working on a remake of The Last of Us for the PlayStation 5. Video game insider Tom Henderson in January of this year said he heard from multiple sources the remake is "nearly finished" and would launch in the second half of 2022.

Journalist Jeff Grubb in the latest Kinda Funny Gamecast said he has heard from sources the remake of The Last of Us is set to launch in Holiday 2022.

"I keep hearing that's coming out this year. This holiday," said Grubb on the remake of The Last of Us.

The Last of Us originally release in June 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and released for the PlayStation 4 in July 2014. The sequel, The Last of Us Part II, released for the PlayStation 4 in June 2020.

Thanks, ResetEra.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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25 Comments
TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 18 May 2022)

This does not need a remake imo.

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$$$

  • +5

Totally agree. But I'm still going to buy it. I'm a sucker for remakes and different versions of games I like. I'm everything that is wrong with the industry

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Mandalore76 (on 18 May 2022)

"The Last of Us originally release in June 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and released for the PlayStation 4 in July 2014. The sequel, The Last of Us Part II, released for the PlayStation 4 in June 2020. The Last of Us Remake to Launch for the PlayStation 5 in Holiday 2022." A Release of the original, immediately followed by a Remaster, followed by a Sequel, and now a Remake of the original all in less than 10 years. That's quite the bucket of milk there.

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xMetroid (on 18 May 2022)

Why not wait for the 10 year anniversary next year tho ? Kinda feels like bad timing. Don't think people want to relive this game already

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twintail xMetroid (on 18 May 2022)

Just like ppl didn't want to relive RE1 which got a remake 6 years after its initial release?

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Spike0503 twintail (on 19 May 2022)

I don't think the jump in graphics/gameplay will be as substantial as it was with RE and its remake.

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twintail Spike0503 (on 19 May 2022)

Graphics, gameplay and AU wise: , TloU 1 and 2 are night and day. This is supposedly PS5 only which means we can expect graphical enhancements over what TloU2 had.

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Spike0503 twintail (on 19 May 2022)

Agree to disagree. I'm sure it would look gorgeous on the PS5 but I still don't think this is a good idea. They should at least wait until they've made TLOU3 before a remake.

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thevideogameninja (on 18 May 2022)

One question though... WHY????

Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge TLOU fan and personally I feel the original is one of the best videogames of the last 10 maybe even 15 years but why the need to do a full fledged remake when the original has aged so well?

And wasn't there the HD/remaster they made for the PS4?

Seriously, why the need to remake a game every new gen since the time of it's release?

I love remakes but every gen? Remakes should be reserved for games that would be made so drastically different from the original that it warrants a from the bottom up redo. Games like FF7 remake, RE2 remake are vastly improved over their Playstation counterparts. Everything from the graphics, to the gameplay, to the overall AAA production are there for titles like those.

Is this TLOU remake going to be so vastly improved over the original let alone the remaster it's going to blow people away? Highly unlikely.

If anything this move reeks of Naughty dog being concerned over the negative pushback over TLOU2 and trying to see how much interest is in the franchise still after the catastrophic blunder they made in that sequel. Hey, I actually like Part 2. In fact I'm probably in the minority that did like it but even I will admit there were some major problems with how it played out as well as to certain things being unnecessarily added in.

Perhaps a remake could be warranted for next gen but now?

TL;DR: The main question on gamers minds should be "why is this even being done?" TLOU is an amazing game and has held up amazingly well all these years later. Factor in the remaster and a move like this seems like more of a cash grab than an actual necessary move done with care and thought on Naughty Dog's part.

-WHY? NINJA APPROVED-

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It does feel like that: TLoU2 divided the fan base. I'd like to think that's generally a bad thing.

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Agree with you. With the remaster you can play locally on PS5 so no need for the remake.

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Honestly, you don't know what you're talking about.

This remake exists because VASG, a support studio for Sony 1st party games, wanted to shift into independent game development and decided that remaking TloU was the easiest thing to do first.

ND taking over is only a good thing because this release allows them to prep their internal game engine for PS5 in a more quicker timeframe, at a time when their next game is still in pre-production. This is literally an efficient use of their studio and employees.

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IcaroRibeiro (on 19 May 2022)

Strong contender for the least needed remake ever made

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Leynos (on 19 May 2022)

Man, such an OLD game. Do you think next year they will release The Last of Us 2 remake.? Maybe a Horizon remake next year. So OLD /s

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Giggity_goo (on 19 May 2022)

trying to remake perfection ?

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Spike0503 (on 19 May 2022)

This one is as unnecessary as the supposed RE4 remake, if not more so. The gameplay already felt really modern in the original game plus TLOU2 didn't change that much gameplay-wise. As for graphics, we already have the remaster. I sincerely doubt this jump will feel anything like the RE1-2 remakes or even Demon's Souls.

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Soonerman (on 19 May 2022)

Sony is starting to milk their franchises like SE does. This games plays very well today. I played it on PS Now and I didn't think I was playing an outdated game like it happens to many other games.

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V-r0cK (on 18 May 2022)

Wouldn't be surprised if their reason to remake this was just to correlate with the TLOU show that's coming out. Also wouldn't be surprised if Joel started looking more like Pedro Pascal.

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KratosLives (on 23 May 2022)

I'd definitely play it again, if only to enjoy it in 60fps post tlou2, without the game looking outdated. Some updated ai and gameplay mechanic improvements would be welcomed.

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Wman1996 (on 19 May 2022)

If you had to do anything at all, add some of the accessibility options from Part II, make the graphics remastered to PS5 specs, and you're done.
This is so dumb.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 19 May 2022)

Remakes would be easier to make with the latest naughty dog engine

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ClassicGamingWizzz (on 18 May 2022)

He knows nothing, he is just a attention whore vomiting rumours from other attention whores.

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TallSilhouette (on 18 May 2022)

June 2023 confirmed.

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