It appears Sony has accidentally leaked its own Summer Game Fest 2022 announcement as a The Last of Us Part I remake for PlayStation 5 and Windows PC was discovered in convincing fashion online Thursday morning.
Hours before the start of the Summer Game Fest showcase event, a user by the name of modiz on ResetEra spotted a PlayStation Direct store page for a The Last of Us Part 1 remake, complete with marketing descriptions and an announcement trailer.
According to the PlayStation Direct page, which has since been promptly taken down, The Last of Us Part 1 will be coming to PlayStation 5 on Sept. 2, 2022. A Windows PC version is also in development.
"Enjoy a total overhaul of the original experience," the store page reportedly read, "faithfully reproduced but incorporating modernized gameplay, improved controls and expanded accessibility options. Plus, feel immersed with improved effects and enhanced exploration and combat."
Additionally, it appears there will be a PlayStation Direct exclusive "Firefly edition" of the game, which comes with a limited-edition SteelBook display case, a The Last of Us: American Dreams #1 - #4 comics reprint with new cover art and early in-game unlocks.
Ultimately, as with all leaks, feel free to take this information with a grain of salt until it's officially confirmed by PlayStation Studios and Naughty Dog.
After initially releasing for the PlayStation 3 in June 2013 and receiving plenty of praise across the board, The Last of Us Remastered later came out for the PS4 in July 2014.
The Last of Us has become one of the best-selling video games of all time, as well as most decorated with year-end accolades including multiple Game of the Year awards.
Its sequel, The Last of Us Part II, was released for PS4 on June 19, 2020.
UPDATE 6/9/22: The Last of Us Part I remake was officially confirmed by Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann during the Summer Game Fest kickoff show.