The Last of Us Part 1 leaks seem to be coming out of the woodwork these past few weeks and a spoiler-heavy cutscene has now appeared online, much to the developer’s dismay.
The video was posted on popular image hosting service imgur. If you have not at least played the original in its entirety, we suggesting avoiding the clip at all costs. It is one of the most emotionally charged moments within the game and best viewed naturally upon an uninterrupted play through.
To avoid rumors and speculation, Naughty Dog has since released its own side-by-side comparison showcasing the graphical fidelity of the shiny new remake, as many of the leaks appear to be early builds of the game, sans shiny polish and careful attention to detail the developer is famed for.
Additionally, a 10-minute-long video is available on YouTube showcasing everything from gameplay and in-depth developer deep dive into what Sony claims is “a total overhaul of the original experience, faithfully reproduced but incorporating modernized gameplay, improved controls and expanded accessibility options”.
Naughty Dog Vice President, Arne Meyer, has also voiced his frustration on twitter regarding the mountain of leaks the game has faced. “Leaks really suck. Especially when we’re right on the cusp of an asset drop. It’s disheartening and frustrating to teams who have put their hearts making awesome things for our fans,” says Meyer.
The remake is not without a fair bit of criticism regarding its AAA price tag, starting at $69.99 for the standard edition and soaring to $99.99 for the Firefly Edition with accompanying premium collectable content. Though to be fair the game has been built from the ground up, and not just a simple refresh akin to many disappointing re-releases we’ve faced in the past.
Going out on a whim, I trust Naughty Dog will do the remake justice, though whether you think the release is worth the price tag or not is entirely subjective.
The Last of Us Part I will release first on PlayStation 5 on September 2, 2022, and “at a later date” for PC.