Naughty Dog's PS3 survival horror game Last Of Us will make the leap to PS4 later this year, according to Sony. The PS4 version of Last Of Us will come loaded with some additional content.
"There is no information about a new The Last of Us game but I can share this knowledge; as of this summer, The Last of Us will be on the PS4. Both on PSN and physically," PlayStation software market manager Sercan Sulun told Turkish gaming site Multiplayer. The conversation was translated by NeoGAF and then IGN.
Sulun added that the PS4 re-release will include the game's DLC. Since launch, Last of Us has received two DLC packs. The first, Abandoned Territories, introduced new maps for multiplayer. The other DLC was Left Behind, a single-player prequel starring Ellie.
The developers are also planning a third add-on to further enhance the game's multiplayer. They've yet to announce any details on this DLC pack, though. Maybe the add-on will launch on PS3 at the same time that the game debuts on PS4?
The PS4 version of Last of Us should come with a host of technical improvements, too. After all, that's the whole point of a remake, isn't it? Last of Us on PS3 had a few frame rate issues that Sony's new console can hopefully correct.
Last of Us is arguably the most-requested PS3-to-PS4 port so it seems like a no-brainer. However, until this new interview, Sony and Naughty Dog never confirmed any plans for a re-release. The game's creative director, Neil Druckmann, played it coy when asked about a PS4 version of Last of Us in February.
"We have such limited resources, and it's a question of where you put the resources," Druckmann said at the time. "It's something where we can have a feel of where the demand is, and where our time is best spent. It's something that we'll figure out as we move forward."
Sulun didn't indicate in the interview whether Naughty Dog will be handling the PS4 version or whether they've handed the project off to another studio. After all, they're a bit busy. They're currently working on a new Uncharted game for PS4. The studio is also considering a sequel to Last of Us. They may not have the time to handle the port themselves.
Sony and Naughty Dog haven't followed up on the interview with an announcement of their own. I guess he jumped the gun a bit with his reveal. If Last of Us is really in development for PS4 and coming this summer, though, the companies won't keep this project under wraps for two long. We're only three months away from summer, after all.