Twitter account PlayStation Game Size, which has a history of scraping the backend of the PlayStation Network to find out what has been added to it, has suggested that a PS5 version of the 2020 PS4 game has been added, suggesting a release could be imminent.
The first game in the series, 2013’s The Last of Us, received a remake in the form of The Last of Us Part 1 last year. This saw the original game refreshed with PS5-quality models, similar to those used in the flashback sequences of The Last of Us Part 2.
In October, an advert on the PlayStation Store for PlayStation Plus showed off artwork for The Last of Us Part 2, despite the game not being available on any tier of the subscription service.
In July, The Last of Us Part 2 composer Gustavo Santaolalla seemingly let slip that an “enhanced version” of the game was in development at Naughty Dog.
Several reports published last year also claimed Naughty Dog was working on a director’s cut of The Last of Us Part 2, and VGC sources previously suggested that the unannounced game was nearing completion too.