Ellie and Abby face off in January
It should come as no surprise to fans that The Last of Us Part 2 could have a remastered version in development for PlayStation 5, since The Last of Us Part 1 – the PS5 port of the original game – was released in September 2022. The remastered version of the sequel has become much stronger, thanks to a leak courtesy of the PlayStation Store.
Although The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered isn’t on the PlayStation storefront at the moment, it appears to have been in the database at some point recently, as websites that track PlayStation Store updates have pulled up the relevant data on the game. PSdeals .net has a listing for the game that links to a now-discontinued PlayStation Store page. The PSdeals listing includes screenshots that appear to be from the remaster, with the phrase “captured on PS5” (as is standard practice for Sony) visible in the corner.
Insider Gaming has a report that goes even further, including the game’s release date – January 19, 2024, which would be very soon – and even a short trailer that begins with footage of the Part 1 remaster then progress towards Part 2 pictures. Wario64, the deal lover made famous on X (formerly Twitter), corroborated this report with a link to the same trailer which appears to be hosted on Sony’s own servers.
It’s worth noting that the trailer makes no mention of a Windows PC version of The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered. Although Sony has brought many of its first-party games to PC in recent years, there is usually a delay of over a year before these PC ports arrive.
Polygon has contacted Sony for confirmation and will update this story as soon as we hear back.