When Star Wars was originally released in 1977, it was simply called “Star Wars”. It wasn’t until after the success of the film and a 1981 re-release that it became Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. It looks like the same is happening for The Last of Us.
Over on the PlayStation Direct website, it seems that someone jumped the gun and let some product entries go live early. Those entries were noticed by folks online, including deal guru Wario64. They’ve since been removed, but the internet never forgets.
What was the The Last of Us is now The Last of Us Part I, reflecting the title of its sequel. The remake is coming to PlayStation 5 on September 2, 2022. “Enjoy a total overhaul of the original experience, faithfully reproduced but incorporating modernized gameplay, improved controls and expanded accessibility options. Plus, feel immersed with improved effects and enhanced exploration and combat,” said the website entry, according to Wario64.
The Last of Us Part I comes in two editions. The first in the standard edition for $69.99, while another Firefly Edition will cost you $99.99. Unfortunately, we lack further details about what’s in the Firefly Edition.
Interestingly, despite being built from the ground-up for PS5, the game doesn’t look wildly different from The Last of Us Remastered, which launched on PS4 in 2014. There are additional details in the environments and lighting improvements, but the game itself was already pretty great-looking.
The interesting bit comes toward the end of the trailer when it’s revealed that a PC version is already in production. No firm release date is available for the PC version, but the acknowledgment might mean the gap is shorter than the 2-3 years for other PlayStation exclusives. Looking forward to all of the great The Last of Us mods. Also, perhaps it’s possible The Last of Us Part II will join its predecessor on the PC, as Sony begins to commit to the platform more.