The Last of Us remake is coming to PC

Update: We got the full, official preview of The Last of Us Part 1 at Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest alongside the tiniest bit of new detail on the upcoming Last of Us multiplayer game. Unfortunately, the Summer Game Fest segment didn't give us any more clarity on when we can expect the "in-development" PC version. Given the assurance that Naughty Dog is working on it, It will likely have a faster turn-around than we've seen on ports of Sony exclusives in the past.

Original Story: This is a megaton: The Last Of Us, perhaps PlayStation's most iconic modern classic, is coming to PC. This is in the form of the long-rumoured remake of the game (which doesn't really need it, but whatever). The funniest thing is the ridiculous name they've lumbered it with: Thanks to the sequel, the original is now going to be called The Last Of Us Part 1.

Okay, ludicrous names aside: This game is a belter. It's inspired by Cormac McCarthy's The Road, and sees the pair Joel and Ellie traversing a dangerous post-apocalyptic United States. Ellie's blood may hold a key to the cure for whatever virus has caused this, 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 has been a bit bungled: It was leaked by Sony's own PlayStation Direct site, and the listing was picked up by ResetEra before it was taken down. God bless the internet! The trailer is still live here for now—when it's properly announced, I'll update with that.

Most notably, the listing says it's releasing on PS5 on September 2, and is in development for PC. So perhaps don't expect it this year, but that's a statement of intent.

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 enhanced exploration and combat."

The Last of Us was already remastered once, but I guess this is the afterlife for any suitably high-profile and successful game these days. Sony has said that it's going to be making a big push on PC following the success of releases like God of War, and Spider-Man and now this suggest that exciting times are coming indeed.

Rich Stanton

Rich is a games journalist with 15 years' experience, beginning his career on Edge magazine before working for a wide range of outlets, including Ars Technica, Eurogamer, GamesRadar+, Gamespot, the Guardian, IGN, the New Statesman, Polygon, and Vice. He was the editor of Kotaku UK, the UK arm of Kotaku, for three years before joining PC Gamer. He is the author of a Brief History of Video Games, a full history of the medium, which the Midwest Book Review described as "[a] must-read for serious minded game historians and curious video game connoisseurs alike."