The Last of Us‘ most recent rumor, which was shared from notable leaker and freelance writer Tom Henderson, was about its potential remake and how it is “nearly finished” with a possible release this year. Henderson once more refused to reveal any sources, though he managed to spot something related to The Last of Us in a PlayStation graphic during Sony’s CES 2022 press conference.
The motion graphic reveals what looks like remastered renditions of Joel and Ellie that could very well end up being from The Last of Us‘ proposed remake treatment. However, Henderson’s rumors have not ceased with The Last of Us‘ potential remake. Henderson has since compounded on this rumored leak with more tidbits and information that are sure to excite Naughty Dog and The Last of Us fans.
Henderson has since briefly mentioned the possibility of The Last of Us‘ Factions multiplayer mode being accompanied by The Last of Us 2: Director’s Cut. The return of The Last of Us‘ multiplayer has been stifled in development for a while, though it has been officially announced. Rather, a Director‘s Cut is relatively new information, if true, and has not received any official confirmation. Nonetheless, when Factions does release it is possible that it could come packaged with a potential The Last of Us 2: Director’s Cut.
With many unannounced Naughty Dog game projects in the works, it would make sense if these rumors do indeed surface as confirmed leaks, or if any official announcements are indeed made this year. Of course, rumors and presumed leaks are to be taken lightly until such announcements are made. Henderson admits that information is light on both Factions and a Director‘s Cut for The Last of Us 2, and his assumption for when they could release is entirely speculative.
Henderson believes that these repurposed and repackaged titles are meant to “drum up hype” around The Last of Us‘ HBO TV series. But Naughty Dog’s latest, the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, may also be a fair indication that these titles will fall in the same ballpark. The Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection offers remastered editions of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy on PlayStation 5.
Therefore, if Sony wishes to further capitalize on the success of Naughty Dog’s franchises, then a remake treatment for The Last of Us and a Director’s Cut for The Last of Us 2 do not seem completely out of the realm of possibility. All information about such titles is only rumored at this point, though more information may be shared this year if the rumors are to be believed.
The Last of Us 2: Director’s Cut is rumored to be in development.