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PS4 Will Help Dial The Last of Us Remastered's Graphics to Eleven

Posted by Sammy Barker

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Aside from a genuinely touching tale, The Last of Us was also a graphical showpiece. Released after the announcement of the PlayStation 4, the survival horror managed to hold its own in a world filled with Killzone: Shadow Fall and The Order: 1886 screenshots – a testament to developer Naughty Dog’s technical chops, as it was forced to render the experience with the PlayStation 3’s ancient internals.

However, the studio’s since confirmed that it will be giving the poignant escapade a second spell in the spotlight on Sony’s new system – and you can expect the affair’s outlandish visuals to stun you for a second time. “The graphical fidelity has been turned up to eleven,” said co-president Evan Wells in an interview with PlayStation Access. “We've got 1080p, we're pushing the draw distances further, and we’re creating higher resolution character models, better lighting, better shadows...”

Unlike most other re-releases, the Californian-based developer has confirmed that it’s handing the port in-house, and is targeting 60 frames-per-second. Development on the upgrade started earnestly immediately after the release of the PS3 game last year, even though the studio wasn’t sure whether fans would want it. The constant clamouring on the company’s forum prompted it to push on with the next-gen edition, which will supposedly deploy this summer.

Despite the improvements, though, the game has drawn some criticism for its $59.99 price point. The developer has attempted to justify the premium by pointing out that the package will come with two multiplayer expansions, as well as the critically acclaimed Left Behind add-on. It’ll also include commentary from Neil Druckmann, and voice actors Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson. Are you ready to conquer the apocalypse again? Click your fingers in the comments section below.

[via youtube.com, gamespot.com]

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charlesnarles

#1

charlesnarles said:

Clipping needs to be overhauled, I think. Maybe now Joel's hands can actually touch the walls etc. that he hides behind. I was also getting annoyed by Bill coming over and hiding in the same exact spot as me, like a weird mirror image, tho, not normally like with Ellie/Tess.

Epic

#2

Epic said:

Better than the original?
Now that you can play The Last Of Us Remastered on PS4, I think there might not be a good reason to pay 60$ for the old version in PS Now xD

KAPADO

#3

KAPADO said:

I got it for my ps3 before the bluray drive died so I never finished it.
I guess I'll pay twice for this now.

Midzark

#5

Midzark said:

I will pick this up and I do t mind paying that money as you get all the DLC etc included yay :)

rjejr

#6

rjejr said:

@Midzark - Yeah, since it includes the DLC - I cant remeber what it costs, $10 or $15 - then Im ok w/ $60 if its out this summer. It will be $30 Black Friday.

Thats the thing, they fharge $60 day 1 for people willing to buy it at that price, but the price will drop. Only Nintendo holds prices for years and years.

I might even wait now, this will be $19.99 by the time I have a PS4. Maybe it will be in a bundle Christmas 2016. Somebody has to buy those things.

ToddlerNaruto

#7

ToddlerNaruto said:

@rjejr Same here heh lol. The wait will be worth it though ofc.

(I still plan on buying and playing the PS3 version anyways)

Voltaris

#8

Voltaris said:

What does a graphical fidelity of eleven even mean? What was the graphical fidelity for the original

sinalefa

#9

sinalefa said:

The PS3 version took forever to lower price. I had to wait until Black Friday to buy it at $35.

DLC inclusion should not be an excuse to pay $60 since GOTY editions have all the DLC and are usually around $40 when they appear. I feel like they know people love this game and are willing to pay $60 again for it.

ReigningSemtex

#10

ReigningSemtex said:

@Voltaris I think he was kinda joking it's something that was said on spinal tap about most people's speakers only going up to 10 but theirs went to 11 therefore louder than other bands. Basically he's saying it's going to look amazing

N711

#12

N711 said:

Just my opinion. What blew my mind in the last of us is that all the characters felt real and emotional and it s not just about the graphics. Particularly impressed by Joel and Tess. But most of the time the world felt like a still drawing although beautiful. I just hope the remastered version enhances the emotional magic of this game.

Diddy_kong

#13

Diddy_kong said:

Considering the original has some of the best graphics that I have ever seen I'm very much looking forward to seeing it on the PS4. I won't buy it a second time, but from the sounds of it they're simply making a great game even better.

Shaolin

#16

Shaolin said:

I downloaded the trailer from the Naughty Dog blog and it certainly does look the business..... so smooth.

However, I'm not sure whether I could play it again so soon seeing as I only just enjoyed platinuming the PS3 version a few weeks ago. After I've forgotten the details of the story it would be a real pleasure to replay on PS4..... possibly next year then if I'm not too busy with Uncharted on PS4 (fingers are crossed for that one!)

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