The Last of Us remake is coming to PC

This is a megaton: The Last Of Us, perhaps the most iconic modern PlayStation classic, is coming to PC. This is in the form of the long-rumored remake of the game (which it doesn’t really need, but whatever). The funniest thing is the ridiculous name they used it with: thanks to the sequel, the original will now be called The Last Of Us Part 1.

Okay, ridiculous names aside: this game is a better one. It is inspired by Cormac McCarthy’s The Road and shows the pair Joel and Ellie traversing a dangerous post-apocalyptic United States. Ellie’s blood could be the key to curing whatever virus has caused it, and Joel’s job is to get her safely to the right people. If you’ve never played it, I recommend it.

The game’s announcement was a bit confusing: it was leaked by Sony’s own PlayStation Direct website, and the listing was picked up by ResetEra before being taken down. God bless the internet! The trailer is still live here for now (opens in new tab)— when it’s properly announced, I’ll update with that.

Most notably, the listing says it will launch on PS5 on September 2nd and is in development for PC. So maybe don’t expect that this year, but this is a statement of intent.

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The listing says this is “a total overhaul” of the original, “faithfully reproduced but incorporating modernized gameplay, improved controls, and expanded accessibility options.” It also promises “improved effects and improved exploration and combat”.

The Last of Us has already been remastered once, but I think this is the afterlife for any high-profile, successful game these days. Sony has said it will make a big effort on PC after the success of releases like God of War and Spider-Man and now that suggests that Exciting times are indeed coming.

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