UPDATE: In response to the initial report, Sony has reached out to Eurogamer to pour cold water over Sulun’s claims, stating that “at no time have we announced that The Last of Us is coming to PS4 and therefore, have nothing to say on the subject.”
Original story: Sony has outlined plans to bring The Last of Us to PlayStation 4 later this year. That’s according to Sercan Sulun, PlayStation’s Eurasian Software Market Manager, who revealed the tantalising tidbit of information through an online interview.
As translated by IGN, here’s what Sulun had to say:
“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. The PS4 version will also include the DLC so you will be able to play Left Behind as well.”
Elsewhere in the extract, the market manager also revealed that the next-gen upgrade will be available this summer — with a graphical facelift, no doubt. Though Sony is yet to rubber stamp Sulun’s comments, a PS4 port for The Last of Us is entirely feasible given the console’s triple-A line-up, which is rather stretched in the coming months.
Besides, with third-party titles such as Tomb Raider and, more recently, Hotline Miami making the jump from last-gen to current-gen, introducing one of 2013’s greatest hits to a new market makes perfect sense. Considering that The Last of Us launched exclusively across PlayStation 3 in June of last year, Sony could well mark its one-year anniversary by bringing the post-apocalyptic tale of Joel and Ellie (and indeed Riley) to PlayStation 4.
Nevertheless, the company is yet to officially confirm the rumour, and we will keep you updated should anything change.