A forum post on ResetEra points to a leaked listing on the PlayStation Direct site (via IGN) revealing confirmation of the previously rumored PS5 remake of The last of us, the first to be, is slated for a September 2 release. The page they saw contained box art, screenshots and information about a PlayStation Direct-exclusive Firefly Edition with special bonuses, but that has already been removed.
however, the source link for a trailer advertising it, the release is still live at the time of writing, and a title card at the end reveals not only the potential PS5 release date, but also a final tag that reads “also in development for PC”. That puts Joel and Ellie’s adventure in the footsteps of the PC ports for updated older PlayStation exclusives like God of War, Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, and Horizon: Zero Dawn.
Given the popularity of The last of us, it is strange that this port was not announced earlier. According to the list now drawn, players on PS5 and PC can expect a “total overhaul of the original experience, faithfully reproduced but with modernized gameplay, improved controls and expanded accessibility options. Plus, feel immersed in enhanced effects and enhanced exploration and combat.”
The expanded accessibility options are a positive change and they could benefit from the vastly improved suite of features that debuted with The Last of Us: Part Two†
The Last of Us™ Part I Firefly Edition includes the full single-player story of The Last of Us (PS5™) and the celebrated prequel chapter Left Behind; limited edition SteelBook® display case; The Last of Us: American Dreams #1 – #4 comics reprint with new cover art; and early in-game unlocks*.
Like the release of The Last of Us Remastered Made for the PlayStation 4, this remake includes the Left Behind story DLC, though it’s unclear which bonuses are limited to the PlayStation Store exclusive edition or whether there’s a digital purchase option for the Firefly Edition. However, with Summer Game Fest 2022 starting soon, it won’t be long before we find out more official information.