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Do You Want to Play The Last of Us on PS4? You Should Say So

Posted by Sammy Barker

To Hell and back

There’s always pent up demand for fresh properties and experiences on new platforms, but after playing Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, we think that we can just about cope with a year of PlayStation 4 ports. Crystal Dynamics’ sublime survival reboot really does look the part on Sony’s next-gen machine, with the framerate and resolution bumps in particular making it one of the most stunning games that we’ve ever played – and that's despite it originally being intended for previous generation systems.

One title that we reckon would particularly benefit from the bump provided by new hardware is The Last of Us, which already looked exceptional on the PlayStation 3, but would practically dazzle on Sony’s new device. And it’s something that could happen according to creative director Neil Druckmann – you just need to make enough noise. “We have such limited resources, and it's a question of where you put the resources,” he told "It's something where we can have a feel of where the demand is, and where our time is best spent.”

The developer added that it’ll “figure” something out as it moves forwards. Personally, we reckon that the studio would be best outsourcing this project to a trusted third-party such as Bluepoint Games, which is probably what will end up happening. It seems like you’re going to have to shout about first, though, and there’s no better place to do so than in the comments section. So, would you play last year’s survival horror opus again on your brand new burly black box? Call out like a clicker in the space below.


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CodeSe7en said:

There is not a solitary doubt that I, and many, many others, would buy that game if given the chance. This one is a no-brainer.



NickRobots said:

I definitely want it. Never had a ps3 cos I'm usually more of a pc gamer, but I REALLY wanted to play The Last of Us. Have a PS4 now and really want things like The Last of Us, GTA5 and Beyond: Two Souls to get PS4 ports. Or even to just be able to play them on PS Now..



Savino said:

No! Not at all!

I am really tired of this ports/remakes trend that we are living in! People should at least let the games become something from the distant past and not something from the last years with diferent resolution!

What PS4 can add on GTAV or LoU?! Nothing, except the share button and a better resolution/graphics!

Let the companies free to work in something new, even if takes time, but re-releasing games like tomb raider that there's not a single drop of diferent content, is a scam!



banacheck said:

I cannot believe so meny miss out on the original PS3 version, i''ve read Xbox owners brought a PS4 this gen. So that's one reason people missed out on it, but if you owned the PS3 how the hell did thay miss out on an excellent game? If it's anything like Tomb Raiders update 1080p/60FPS with DLC, then it's highly likely I would. But saying that I obviously what new games built from the ground-up on next-gen consoles, I don't mind one or two remake ports but thay shouldn't go overkill with them.



AdelineZ said:

I would like to Play it on PS4 but I thought that is what the Point of Playstation NOW is for. I had PSOne and now PS4 so I missed out on a lot but i also want to play the new titles coming for the New Systems.
Virtual console on Wii did nothing for me.



GraveLordXD said:

No! I didn't want to finish it on the ps3. And why would anyone want to play this on ps4 that has just recently played it on ps3? Just like tomb raider why spend $60 on the same game I can get for $10



InsertNameHere said:

Everyone needs to play The Last of Us, so it needs to be ported to PS4, that way former Xbox owners get a chance to experience of the best games ever.



Shellybird27 said:

It should. How selfish do you have to be to say no? Jesus Christ people, not everyone that has a PS4, had a PS3. People need to play one of the best games ever made!



goonow said:

I believe the neogaf rumor that says they are already working on it. I think he is just trying to make the internet feel good about itself lol not like nintendo, who said the internet's opinion has very little affect on their decisions.



Shaolin said:

Personally I think it would be great if ps4 got a Last of Us............. sequel.

I don't think that an identical port to ps4 would generate the best return on investment for Sony. Unlike Tomb Raider, TLoU wasn't created to run on x86 hardware so converting it would be much more expensive. Also, the ps4 version of Tomb Raider may be doing well but that's in the absence of any real competition during this launch window shortage of top class games. By the time they could ready TLoU for ps4, gaming in general may have moved on and the appetite for this may have died down. Have you ever asked your friends if they want to go out on Friday night and they're all really up for it but by the time Friday comes around none of them can make it any more? Well I hope this doesn't happen to Sony and that a few vocal fans don't convince Sony to forgo due diligence on doing their market research to determine actual demand for this from people who'll pay for it when it releases.



charlesnarles said:

@Shaolin I agree with you; give us an absolutely mind-blowing sequel! No more ports. We want new experiences (that are also stunningly detailed and beautiful to watch) on our new gen of machines.



ReigningSemtex said:

Naughty dog know everyone wants this they just want us to make noise because they like the attention. I'd buy it again in a heartbeat it's probably my favourite ps3 game since uncharted 2. There naughty dog are you happy I'm talking you up now give me TLOU on ps4!



Riko-Suave55 said:

I loved the last of us and i would buy this in a heartbeat! how about a couple ps4 exclusives as well??? This is in my top 3 video games ever and i been at this since the atari 2600!



MrBert said:

I still haven't played it on my PS3 yet (I'm currently running through my backlog and I'm leaving TLOU and Beyond for last), but I understand that many people who migrate from Xbox to PS4 this gen should have the opportunity to play the best game of the year.
But I also think that Sony's been advertising the hell of PSNow using this game, and the ability to play it natively on a PS4 with better graphics could ruin their strategy for the service.



GraveLordXD said:

@Shellybird27 wouldn't be a problem if the ps4 were backwards compatible now would it? I rather them work on something new then spend more time and resources on porting a game that JUST came out
I wish last of us would die already IMO its one of if not the most overrated game I've ever played



Kai202 said:

Yes! There should be many more previous games playable on the PS4! Mainly because it will be quite some time before a nice collection of games will be made for PS4. Also everyone plays games from previous gen consoles and I don't know why consoles are not made more backwards compatible! It would make sense considering the amount of people that have asked for it.



Gamer83 said:

F**k NO! I want to play Uncharted 4 on PS4 in 2014. I don't get why people want all these PS3 games on PS4. Once PS Now is up and running you'll be able to play old games to your heart's content, but as far as new releases, PS4 shouldn't be a place to dump better looking versions of older games. It was ridiculous how many HD ports filled the PS3's and 360's last couple years but at least it was the end of the cycle, I will be infuriated if my new $400 machine is full of games I already played on last-gen consoles. That's partly why Wii U has sucked to this point, PS4 and X1 seem to be headed down the same path and worse, people are encouraging this.



JaxonH said:


The "selfish" argument can go both ways. So because a few people want the game ported, now everyone has to endure giving up a different property in order to accommodate such wishes? If those people wanted to play the game that badly, they'd have bought a PS3 for it. And I'm sure there are plenty here who would buy the game if it's on the menu, whether they played it before or not. But maybe they would personally prefer those resources to be used for a new game to go along with their new console rather than a port.

I'm not in favor of either way- personally I really don't care what they do. I'm not planning on buying another port so soon after release, but I have no beef with it either. It's whatever they decide. But there's no reason for calling others "selfish" because they don't want what you want (the game being ported). That, in and of itself, is selfish.



JaxonH said:


Let's actually take a look at all the ports there've been lately. As for PS4 and X1 we're already looking at Rayman Legends, Injustice and Tomb Raider. And we're almost sure to see GTA5 and now possibly TLoU as well. I'm actually ok with games like Rayman Legends, since it came out so close to launch, and I WOULD say the same for GTA5 if not for the fact it'll release 6-8 months into the console's lifespan.

Wii U also had quite a few ports when it launched, such as Darksiders 2, Mass Effect 3 and Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor's Edge, granted, those games had never been on a Nintendo console before. On the first party side of things it hasn't really been an issue though- the only port we've seen has been Zelda Windwaker HD, which is actually a game I'm perfectly ok with getting a remake. Key word there, remake, not a port, and of a 10 year old game. Wii U also got Deus Ex Human Revolution.

As for Vita and 3DS, Vita's getting a slew of ports this year. On top of Injustice, Vita's getting Final Fantasy X/X-2, Borderlands 2 and (possibly?) Ratchet & Clank Into the Nexus. 3DS got a few ports back at its launch- if I recall there was Ocarina of Time 3D and Starfox64 3D. Then last May it got Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D.

I guess none of these systems really has gotten THAT many ports, not near as much as I thought anyways. Considering that 3DS has been out 3 years, Vita for 2 years and Wii U for 1 year. As for PS4 and X1.... I guess it's still "to be determined".



Gamer83 said:


I don't mind day one ports or ports a month or two after. We're pushing it when we get beyond that though, especially in the case of GTA V and The Last of Us. I'm predicting GTA V in summer, TLoU even later, I think TLoU is being saved as the 'apology' for not getting Uncharted out, and that's not acceptable, especially if it's a team inside Naughty Dog doing the TLoU port, I think my head might actually explode if that happens, that's how p*ssed I will be.

As for Wii U, my problem with the lineup of first party stuff had nothing to do with ports or whatever, it had everything to do with the fact there wasn't anything of interest other than Super Mario 3D World. And just to clarify, I'm not speaking for everybody, just the kind of games I like, want to nip any potential disagreement there in the bud early on. And for the handheld systems, I separate the two markets. Personally it doesn't bother me if either handheld gets home console ports as long as they're done well because I like being able to have a competent version of Injustice or MLB The Show to play during breaks at work.



JaxonH said:


Yeah I hear ya. I'm a 4 console owner. Sony and Nintendo all the way, with both their handhelds and home consoles. Handheld gaming has actually really been taken up a notch with 3DS and Vita, and not just through hardware improvement. The games are actually resembling full console experiences, and in many cases (such as Injustice, FFX, Persona 4, DKC Returns or Smash Bros 4), they ARE full console experiences. Fire Emblem Awakening is a great example of a game designed for a handheld, that played better and in more depth than many home console games.

Personally, I've been like a fat kid at a chocolate cake party with the Wii U lol, but I've always been a huge fan of games like Pikmin and Hideki Kamiya action titles, such as Wonderful 101. And I missed Windwaker so it was like a brand new game for me.

You own PS4, Wii U, 3DS and Vita as well, am I right? We've got some goodies coming our way in the next month or so. On top of just getting Tomb Raider (which I admit, WAS a good port and I'm glad they brought it- I needed something great to play on PS4) we got Bravely Default today, we've got DKC Tropical Freeze coming 2 weeks from today (absolutely STOKED for this game), we're getting Final Fantasy X/X-2 one month after that (I never played it so again, it's like a brand new game), and then there's Infamous Second Son coming 3 days after that (trusting you guys on this site that Infamous is good). Whew, that's a quadruple system slam... I'm all in bud!

What to do though... I still haven't finished Tomb Raider or Zelda Link Between Worlds- heck I haven't even finished Rayman Legends yet. Or Tearaway. I haven't even finished Deus Ex Human Revolution, or even STARTED Assassin's Creed 4. Still need to go back and finish Darksiders 2, and Uncharted Golden Abyss, and Persona 4. And Shin Megami Tensei 4. Oh dear, I haven't even finished Ocarina of Time 3D... [prepares for excommunication from gaming community]



Gamer83 said:

Don't have a Wii U, but do have the other three. Only games I'm really looking forward to for the handhelds right now are MLB The Show, Gravity Rush 2, Yoshi's Island and Kirby. Most of what I plan to buy this year is for PS4 but Sony needs to step it up on the first party front.



Remixora said:

I never got to play this game on my PS3, But i have only heard amazing things about this game. I really hope they release this game on PS4. That would make a lot of people happy here in Sweden i know this. Same goes for the GTA V.



Gamer83 said:


And in the mean time it means we don't get any actual PS4 games. Not trying to be a jerk but I fail to see how encouraging developers and publishers to be lazy a$$es benefits anybody other than lazy developers and publishers. Why pay $400 for a high-powered next-gen console only to beg for PS3 ports it makes literally no sense to me but sadly this is exactly what people are doing and lazy developers and publishers are listening. What incentive do Naughty Dog and Sony have to get Uncharted out this year, what incentive does Sony have to get anything out when fanboys will just eat up whatever port from PS3 that the company decides to crap out. "Oh Uncharted 4, sorry not ready, here's a game you already played on PS3 a year and a half ago. LOL suckers!" And the worst part is, people will say "Thank you corporate mother Sony, what other halfa**ed ports do you have for us?" Everybody here would be laughing at MS for these practices, and rightly so, but why is it ok for Corporate Lord Sony? It's not, I want The Order THIS year, I want Uncharted 4 THIS year, the PS3 ports should be shoved right up the Sony executives' rearends. The only thing they do is take away time and resources from actual PS4 development.



BambooBushido said:

@Gamer83 Well actually with PS4 and Xbox one being more PC-like that make's them easier to develop for games get ported to PCs all the time because there easy to develop for it doesn't take a significant number of devs or resources just to port one game over so they should be able to port one game and still be able to continue working on Uncharted 4 Last of Us 2 or New IP



Gamer83 said:


So easy to develop for and yet Ubisoft can't get Watch_Dogs out the door, Deep Down just got delayed and the first party Evolution Studios, which is only known for racing games, still can't get DriveClub ready. Also no guarantee on The Order or Uncharted for this year. So it's either all these studios are incompetent or maybe the PS4 is the issue. Sucker Punch not being able to get inFamous going 60 frames per second and The Order also being 30 fps says a lot.



Remixora said:

I just think they should release games that have had good reviews and high ratings from players. Last of Us and GTA V is two of dose games, plus there are a lot of games in development for the PS4 so I don't know why you are getting upset.
And maybe they just want to get the games that are being delayed to be as perfect as possible so ppl like you don't complain after.



GraveLordXD said:

@Shellybird27 in other words I don't want to buy a ps4 only to find ported slightly better looking version of ps3 games if that's the case I'll just stick with my ps3 for the foreseeable future



tenderbeefcake said:

Yes! Please! I did not have a ps3. This gen I chose playstation over xbox. I'm dying to play the last of us but I can't spend 200 on a ps3 for one game. Love my ps4 and would love it more if I could play this game.



justerthought said:

Definitely. It's one of the best games ever made and would be even better in 1080p 60fps with an even more dense environment. It makes sense financially because a large majority of PS4 owners will be ex xbox players jumping ship who will have never played such a classic. They would be in for a real treat.



hottigro said:

I'd like to have the game for the PS4 in addition to being the best video game of the year the Last of Us of course has received 40 international awards as the best game of the 2013 also is the fastest selling exclusive title for PlayStation 3 in what year with 3.4 million units worldwide. Because many are waiting for this game for the new PS4. I don't know if SONY is blind by consoles war has already begun and many great titles in the competition as TITANS FALL there XBOX ONE anticipated game...



sgk said:

I want it. Coming from Xbox - this game looks amazing. But I don't want to buy an old Playstation for one game.

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