While Naughty Dog and Sony just announced The Last of Us Part I last month, it seems it hasn’t taken the studio long to integrate the game’s new PS5 features, and to iron out any bugs, as the game is now in gold status!
This announcement was made today by Naughty Dog themselves with a short clip to show for it, too!
Thrilled to announce The Last of Us Part I has gone gold! 🏅✨
— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) July 11, 2022
Those not familiar with what going gold means for games, it essentially means development is done, and the game is ready to be pressed (copied) and sent to retailers! In short: nothing is stopping this puppy from releasing come September!
Here are the official details on the game for those who haven’t played it yet (or the new things to take note of for those who have):
The Last of Us Part I key features
Rebuilt for the PlayStation 5
Completely rebuilt from the ground up using Naughty Dog’s latest PS5™ engine technology with advanced visual fidelity, fully integrated DualSense™ wireless controller features and more.
A faithful remake
Experience the emotional storytelling and unforgettable characters of Joel and Ellie in The Last of Us, and explore the events that changed the lives of Ellie and her best friend Riley forever in the critically acclaimed prequel chapter, Left Behind.
A total overhaul of the original experience, faithfully reproduced but incorporating modernized gameplay mechanics, improved controls and expanded accessibility options.
Feel immersed in improved environmental storytelling, effects, facial animations, and enhanced exploration and combat.