The Last of Us: Remastered is arriving soon on the Playstation 4 console but after all the media promotion it has recently been announced that The Last of Us: Remastered has gone gold for the PlayStation 4.

The lead animator on the project, Mr Mike Yosh (The Naughty Dog developer) took to Twitter to make the news made known to the public by posting the following tidbits of information.

“How do you know this means that the game has gone gold? And what does ‘going gold’ even mean if it hasn’t been released yet?”

First up, the image of a gold bar obviously means “gold”. The hashtags for The Last of Us and for the PlayStation 4 also indicate that it’s The Last of Us: Remastered on the PlayStation 4. If you put it together, it basically reads: The Last of Us: Remastered on PlayStation 4 is gold.

The term “going gold” refers to a stage in development – or rather, the final stage in development when the entire team has finished every single aspect of development and the final code (or version) of the game is compiled and burned to the gold master disc. The gold master disc is the rendition of the game that will be shipped off to the manufacturing plant and pressed for mass distribution.

You can find The Last of Us Remastered available in stores and digitally on 30th July, 2014. If you pre-order now you’ll get some great additional content.

The trailer is full 1080p and rendered in 60fps, which is what we’re targeting for the game. We’re working on various improvements such as higher resolution character models, improved lighting and shadows, upgraded textures, functionality unique to the PS4 controller and more. You’ll get the complete The Last of Us experience as the PS4 version includes the highest rated standalone single player DLC expansion for PlayStation ever, Left Behind, all difficulty modes (including Grounded Mode, the newest, hardest difficulty level) for single player and both our multiplayer map packs, Abandoned Territories and Reclaimed Territories.