Rumours of a remaster of The Last of Us Part 2 are refusing to go away. Rumours first emerged in January of last year that a director’s cut of the acclaimed PS4 title was in the works, while as recently as this July, The Last of Us composer Gustavo Santaolalla let slip that a “new version” of the game was in development.
Now, more evidence has emerged that points to the same. As spotted by users on ResetEra, a remaster of The Last of Us Part 2 was mentioned on the LinkedIn profile of Mark Pajarillo, lead outsourcing artist at Naughty Dog.
On his profile, Pajarillo mentions having overseen “the production of all outsourced environment art assets, weapons, and interactive props” not only for last year’s remake, The Last of Us Part 1, but also a remaster of The Last of Us Part 2– which, of course, hasn’t been officially announced by Naughty Dog or Sony.
Pajarillo has since updated his profile, which now only mentions The Last of Us Part 1, though you can check out a pre-update screencap below.
Another Last of Us project at Naughty Dog, however, seems to have run into significant roadblocks behind the scenes. Recent reports have suggested that the standalone The Last of Us multiplayer title is “on ice”, and that Naughty Dog has laid off at least 25 contract employees, potentially due to the state of the project.
Meanwhile, Naughty Dog is currently also working on its next flagship single player game, which, according to leaks, will be The Last of Us Part 3.