Explore the Latest Developments in The Last of Us Franchise
The Last of Us has captivated our attention since its initial release on the PlayStation 3 in 2013, and the fungus-infested series has consistently expanded ever since. Following the release of The Last of Us Part II on the PlayStation 4 in 2020, the remake of the first game debuted on the PlayStation 5 in 2021. Now, the second installment is receiving the PS5 treatment, with a remastered version scheduled for release on January 19th, 2024.
However, the journey doesn’t end with the game series. The Last of Us has transformed into a successful TV series on HBO and its streaming platform, Max. Following a triumphant first season featuring Bella Ramsey as Ellie and Pedro Pascal as Joel, the show’s creators are actively developing a second season slated for 2025, with early details emerging about the cast.
Stay informed with the latest updates on The Last of Us franchise, including:
- “Left Behind” as the ideal follow-up after The Last of Us on HBO
- Troy Baker’s perspective on the absence of true villains in The Last of Us
- HBO’s strategic approach to The Last of Us narrative, emphasizing cutscenes
- Insights from The Last of Us’ co-creators, highlighting the inherent TV show potential in the game
- The transformative experience of The Last of Us Part II’s PS5 remake, providing a modern gaming feel
- Recognition for the unsung hero of The Last of Us Part II, who portrayed a baby in the game
- The intense and compelling nature of The Last of Us Part II, making it a remarkable gaming experience
- The accessibility and ambition of The Last of Us Part II by Naughty Dog
In addition, noteworthy updates include:
January 13: You can now embody The Last of Us’ composer, Gustavo Santaolalla, in the guitar freeplay mode of The Last of Us Part II Remastered, featuring the banjo as an alternative instrument.
January 12: Naughty Dog is set to release a documentary, “Grounded II: Making The Last of Us Part II,” without specifying a release date. This documentary will be available on YouTube and in The Last of Us Part II Remastered through a post-launch update.
January 11: HBO has cast Isabela Merced as Dina for The Last of Us, confirmed by Warner Bros. Discovery. She joins new cast members Kaitlyn Dever as Abby and Young Mazino as Jesse in the show’s second season, scheduled to debut in 2025.