Naughty Dog’s long-rumoured The Last of Us: Part 2 Remastered is essentially confirmed after a developer added the upcoming re-release to their LinkedIn CV.
One of the worst kept secrets in the games industry, the PlayStation game studio is working on bringing The Last of Us: Part 2 to PS5 and PC. Originally made for the PlayStation 4, this remaster would include improved graphics and framerate over its original PS4 version.
The Last of Us: Part 2 Remastered was leaked by artist Mark Pajarillo. Naughty Dog’s lead outsource artist for the studio, Pajarillo revealed that they’ve managed art for both The Last of Us: Part 1, the recent remake of the first game, and The Last of Us: Part 2 Remastered.
“Responsible for overseeing the production of all outsourced environment art assets, weapons and interactive props for two iconic titles The Last of Us: Part One and The Last of Us 2: Remastered,” his Linkedin profile states (via VGC).
This is far from the first mention of a remaster for Naughty Dog’s critically acclaimed PS4 exclusive. Earlier this year, composer Gustavo Santaolalla revealed that he has created unique music for the upcoming remaster and that he can be found in the unannounced game.
Furthermore, recent leaks from supposed insiders revealed that Sony is planning to release a “barebones” remaster of the PS4 game. With barely increased visuals and a framerate boost, Sony is allegedly still charging $70 for the upcoming PS5 and PC game. Even worse, the PS4 version of The Last of Us: Part 2 can already be played with stunning visuals on PlayStation 5.
The Last of Us: Part 2 Remastered has yet to be formally announced from Sony. However, judging by the company’s lax reveal of Horizon: Forbidden West PC, they could be planning a surprise announcement for the upcoming game.
Nevertheless, it’s pretty clear that The Last of Us: Part 2 Remastered is on the way.