Rumor: The Last of Us Remastered October Release Date Leaked by Ad (UPDATED)

An ad appeared on Eurogamer’s website revealing that The Last Of Us Remastered will be released on October 10th. This was most likely an ad that wasn’t supposed to appear until later this week. Of course since this hasn’t been officially announced by Naughty Dog we’ll classify it as a rumor for now.

What we can say (from our own experience with ad agencies) is that advertisements usually are ready to go live alongside big announcements so it could have been that Eurogamer’s ad agency was supposed to make the campaign go live tomorrow. We’ll find out soon enough as Sony’s E3 press conference is less than 24 hours away. Check out the ad for yourself below.

Update: there seems to be a theory that the mobile version of the site overlays the date from a Driveclub ad to the one for The Last of Us, but it’s a bit of a flimsy explanation, considering how the ad is paginated and everything seems to fit together. This, of course, doesn’t mean that there can’t be a mistake in the ad itself, and we’ll probably know better tonight.


Thanks cidi84 for the tip!

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  • NoNeedToArgue

    Sony….super crowded october? How do you guys continue to make such unwise decisions? :/

    • Sucka Free

      What do you mean? Introducing a lot of new games right before Black Friday seems like a good idea to me

      • NoNeedToArgue

        Versus releasing it in the barren summer months when they can capitalize? Why would they release it the friday after driveclub? Makes no sense

        • Sucka Free

          I’m not saying that it would be a good idea for this game, being a remaster and all but releasing a good game right before Xmas shopping season, they could sell twice as many copies

          • NoNeedToArgue

            A new game yes. A remaster, no. Hence you saying not a good idea for this game.

          • Sucka Free

            That’s probably where their head is at, MS seem to be doing the same thing, we may not see much besides indies till the end of the year. Hoping I’m wrong though

          • NoNeedToArgue

            There’s a ton of games coming out this year. Look them up. We won’t be “stuck with” indies, even though they are great games

          • Sucka Free

            Let me rephrase, I mean, “all we will get” I like the indies too. But as for AAA, don’t see anything except Madden and Destiny in Sept then everything else in Oct

          • NoNeedToArgue

            Well the summer is always a drought. But so far in june there’s UFC, july is sniper elite & madden is august. There will be a bevy of games from sept to dec we will be fine in 2014

          • Sucka Free

            Yeah, I’m fine with it, have plenty to play already and PS+ gives me something new every month. Personally, if I were a AAA publisher, I would never put out anything except on the holidays, they stand to make so much more that way. IDK

          • Jeff Maxwell

            no they wouldn’t, just cus its a holiday doesn’t mean ppl will go out buy a PS4 and 10 games cus they do have limits to the amount they can spend so itll be a compromise, at least if its released a couple months earlier theres chances of it being reduced in price, cheaper bundles and cus people will know what they want can save up to go get it

          • megablast16

            I agree. I’ve already played it on PS3 but I might, just might, have been tempted to double dip had it been released in June/July but October no chance. There are too many new games around that time, Destiny will still be fresh then there’s the likes of Driveclub, The Evil Within and Alien Isolation. A very strange decision if true.

  • wrestlefan01

    so much for summer eh

    • Technically it would make it 2 weeks after summer. Technically.

      • wrestlefan01

        but it isnt summer..i really hope this isnt true and it releases someone who never owned a ps3 am looking very forward to playing this game.

        • Well if it is legit I’m sure the official Sony “messaging” behind it will be “well, we wanted to make sure it ran at a full 1080p/60fps, we needed the extra time” blah blah blah. I’m sure extra polish won’t hurt it a bit.

          • wrestlefan01

            oh im sure of that..i mean if they have to release it later to make sure it runs great im cool with it..was just hoping to get my hands on it alot sooner than october..have been longing to play this

          • Jordan

            I’d be fine with Mid-July… October is pushing it.. that’s squeezing aLOT of games into the end of the year.. it wouldn’t be fair. lol we will all be broke!. haha.

  • MrSec84 .

    I don’t buy this, sometime in June or July would be my guess.

  • Cassive

    LOL looks like I’ll aimlessly be scrolling through the UI this year, no games until practically 2015

    • Vious


    • Porcu Peth

      i have many games and there are several coming in the summer

      oh wait, i guess you’re talking about your XB1.

    • They Call Me Senpai

      Except for all the games releasing this year.

    • They Call Me Senpai

      Except for DriveClub and a plethora of other titles, right?

  • xkingxnitemare

    Didnt ND say that the development for it is done like last week? Why would it take another 5 months to release? Would be retarded.

  • Reinert

    That sucks if true.

  • MTM2

    Doubt it, but who knows.

    Cramptober is full enough.

    • The Real Rick Grimes

      Especially to try to dig your way in with a remastered release even if it is TLOU.

  • Kevin Booth

    I highly doubt that this is the case. Releasing the same week as Driveclub and completely missing the “summer” release window makes me very skeptical of this rumour.

    • drzfr3shboialex

      The place that “leaked” the release date ended up tweeting preorder for 10/10 (something like that). Could be credible.

    • BLOB

      Yes, Same here. i think i’ts comming in july. Or even this month 😉

      • albatrosMyster

        it’s better be coming this month, I pre-ordered it and they said it was June 20th back then (a couple of weeks ago!!) … so it better some out at this date or BEFORE, hopefully tonight 🙂

    • With the lack of Fall PS4 exclusives, this actually makes perfect sense. 😉

      • albatrosMyster

        Please tell us more about the lack of exclusives? because honestly it has twice as many games as the XB1 (assuming you compare it to the XB1) and twice as many are announced for the PS4 as well… just go take a look at ING’s announced titles for both machines, 3 pages agains 1.5 page (in favor of the PS4 in case you did not catch my drift)… many of those are exclusives, at least console exclusives, indie or not (define it for me, because honestly not all indies are the same, nor are all AAA games).

        Now there is also the fact that the XB1 exclusives just run and look worse than their PS4 counter parts and (assuming you count Titanfall too…) they get worse reviews in general.

        Not only that, but the exclusives are better on PS4 (or the less demanding ones are the same on both…)

        So yeah, if you want games, a good variety of games of all genres for all tastes the PS4 is the place to go… XB1 is the place to go if you still want to be bragging about Forza 5 and Ryse 6 or 7 months after release…

        • The Real Rick Grimes

          I’m still laughing that MS decides to hang their hat on Forza….smh

          • albatrosMyster

            No, they have Sunset Overdrive and the Halo remake… maybe a rumored “secret” game…

            On Sony’s side we have Driveclub, possibly Project Beast, The Last of Us remake + tons of 3rd party games and possibly a secret project (it may have been Project Beast)…

            I am no good at lists, but honestly even if there was 1 extra exclusive AAA on one machine, it does not matter much… Not if games like Destiny, the next CoD and Battlefield and Assasins Creed alone will be better on the PS4 in one way or another (that 10% boost may bring XB1 games all the way up to 871p or something of that nature! YAY!).

  • supersungin

    who need this game while you have it on ps3 ? the graphic improvement only 10%,big waste of money

    • They Call Me Senpai

      I need it and so do others, and the graphical improvement is more than 10. Also, it’s not a waste of money.


      People who went from 360 to PS4 and didn’t get to play it last gen? People who want to play it all sexy and stuff? Me?

  • Craig Sloan

    That would be really disappointing. October and November have a lot of new must have games coming out. Apart from Destiny I can’t think of any must have AAA games that are being released between now and October. I’m double dipping more so because of the lack of games. October not so much. I guess Xbox converts would still buy it but not so much me by then.

  • superkarma

    According to Tidux, it’s already done and coming out this month. Then again, like most of GAF’s pathetic “leakers”, he’s only going off of the earlier mishap of a retailer posting it on their site.

  • PrinceHeir

    Sorry but i’ll be getting Evil Within by that time 😛

  • CervantesPR

    10th of october???? wow man this sucks ive been resisting the urge to do a another play trough on my PS3 for reals, 10th of october is just pure bullsh&% it better be 60FPS if it will take that long, for reals, first it was supposed to be in summer and now this?? man these delays suck.


    October is one of the worst fuuuucking months for gaming. It’s like 14 fuuuuucking games are being released in that month alone

    • themugen

      Great month for gaming, horrible month for gamers.

      • Ω GUNTZ

        Great month for canbalizing sales and layoffs, once those games don’t sell enough to because we can’t buy every damn thing that is releasing

        • They Call Me Senpai

          They’ll sell if people want them.

          • Ω GUNTZ


  • Guiseppe Mario Mazzola

    No going to lie i never played the last of us.I played all 3 uncharted game’s and I LOVE THAT SERIE’S.But when i was going to buy a coy of the last of us .My ps3 broke so i said the hell with it.And never played the last of us.Now that it’s comeing to ps4 remastered I would buy a ps4 to play this game.But if october is the date.I feel bad for sony because most of every single game for ps4 is delayed or just no date yet.And that’s not a good thing .Sony take’s for ever for a good game and then when you play the game it’s only 5 hour’s long.But visuals are good.But for get jsut visual’s i want a big long story.

    • superkarma

      “most of every single game for ps4 is delayed”

      Only two PS4 games have been delayed — DriveClub and The Order. That’s hardly “most of every single game for PS4”.

      Everything else you rambled on about is all subjective, so no point in trying to argue your laughable points.

    • Thomas Cai Jinzhan

      to be fair, other than sunset overdrive (and the new forza), what other xbone exclusive are this year as well? Yah….most are on the 2015 calendar year as well..

      • They Call Me Senpai

        Forza Horizon isn’t Xbone exclusive, it’s cross-gen.

    • Craig Sloan

      It’s closer to 17 hours long than 5 hours long trust me. Even longer if you play on higher difficulty. With the bundled in DLC adding another 2 hours and the online MP which is great fun you more than get your monies worth.

    • They Call Me Senpai

      No PlayStation game aside from Heavenly Sword is 5 hours long. And Sony doesn’t take forever to release good games. You’re just passively aggressively trolling at this point.

    • MTM2

      Please play a Sony game before commenting about Sony games…

  • alok

    Naughty Dog is after the Evil WIthin.Oh My God now I know why they’re releasing the remastered version to compete with the evil within.I think the whole american dev community is trying to remove Japanese games from the market.BUT BELIEVE ME NAUGHTY DOG I WILL NEVER STOP PLAYING JAPANESE GAMES THEY ARE THE BEST.

    • megablast16

      I think that’s a bit of a stretch, more like it’s been pushed back to the autumn to fill the gap left by The Order.

  • megablast16

    Wouldn’t make much sense to release it in October, gamer’s will finally have a lot of new games to play by then. It would sell a lot more copies in the Summer.

  • NeOmega

    All games are coming out in October, the rest is delayed to February 2015. If thats the case then nd would just lose money, when releasing game in already packed month. I call bullshit on this rumor.

  • Solid Snake

    Sony specifically said releasing in summer. So this is wrong.

    • Mitch

      But I agree, I doubt it’s October 10th

  • Jecht_Sin

    Thanks God in few hours many rumors will be over and new official announcements will start flowing again. E3 might be cool, but the pre E3 time is simply awful!

  • bob

    This is going to be a bummer summer, at least there are a bunch of niche games coming out on ps3/vita in the next few months.

  • Porcu Peth


    the site glitches on mobile and mixes both banners
    only DC has that date

    TLOU Remastered has no date

    • bob

      That sort of makes sense, I mean besides the holiday rush of aaa games, why would they want to jeopardize Driveclub’s sales by releasing it on the same day?


    What? No! NOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooo!

  • Антон Иванов

    I bet it’ll come out either tomorrow or on the 14 of July

  • coco_wolfie

    same ad. and drive club is october 10th… huh. interesting.

  • Connor Stone

    It shows the release date on the top left corner when you press X on the TLOU Pre-order

  • Negi Springfield

    That ad promoting The Last of Us looks fake , The picture quality looks crap…

    I`m calling BS on this one.

    • Giuseppe Nelva

      Yet, it’s there. Many others saw it.

  • Jeff Maxwell

    From the gameplay ive seen the AI looks extremely dumb, wonder if they’ve changed that. There was a comparison from what Last Of Us was going to look like and AI vs real game and AI, the games gfx were downgraded and AI was turned into a simpleton so unless they’ve turned up the AI now it has more power I wouldn’t waste ya money cus itll be like buying a Ford Escort and putting a Cosworth body kit on top. Looks good but its still rubbish underneath

  • The Real Rick Grimes

    Just doesn’t make sense especially that ND said unequivocally that they would not miss their summer release window. Delays obviously happen but I’m still thinking this is on track.

  • wrestlefan01

    target has it listed now for july 29th

  • MrMosley

    Bring on the fanboy fights,you guys are such punks! Xbox is better Na Uh PS4 is,ya well your moms a bitch…..and on and on LOL losers. I bet 99.9% of you would run like hell in a face to face,grow up. I don’t know why all of us gamers can’t just get along,were all just gamers. Life’s to short and already to fucked up to add anymore drama to it. My screen name is MrHayvenMoses I play Ps4 let’s be friends come play online with me.