Yes, The Last Of Us is coming to the PlayStation 4, and developer Naughty Dog has promised some seriously stunning technicals.

Studio co-president Evan Wells told PlayStation Access that the game's visual fidelity "has been turned up to eleven." They've got 1080p but beyond that, they're "pushing draw distances further and creating higher resolution character models."

Better lighting, better shadows, and the team is still aiming for that lofty 60 frames per second plateau. Interestingly, Wells confirmed that Naughty Dog started work on the Remastered edition for PS4 almost immediately after the PS3 version shipped:

"We had a lot of people on the forums saying 'can I play this on PlayStation 4?' We've been actually anticipating that, and started working on it pretty much as soon as we finished the PlayStation 3 [version]. We weren't sure whether it was going to go anywhere, but when we saw the fans clamoring for it we doubled-down, and put more effort behind it."

This great package will also feature all previously released downloadable content, commentary by director Neil Druckmann and voice actors Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson, and other goodies. Don't forget that Naughty Dog has at least two internal design teams; one is working on Remastered while the other is cranking away on that new Uncharted title for PS4. Wells did add that the "lion's share" of ND employees are indeed working on the latter project.

Okay, but the big question: Is it worth $60?

Related Game(s): The Last Of Us: Remastered

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Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
7 years ago

If you haven't played TLoU before, it is absolutely worth $60. If you have, not so much. Saw an article a little earlier comparing the visuals of the PS3 game and the image from the trailer, and while the difference isn't huge, it certainly is noticeable. There's a lot more detail and clarity in the entire image. It's beautiful.

I find it surprising that ND is doing this themselves, though. Would have thought that it would have been farmed out, but maybe it's a quick job that allows them to get a better handle on the PS4's architecture by migrating older assets over? Also, I hope this releases soon so that the ND team working on it can get started on something new!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

Yeah ya can't say they aren't directing resources at remakes now, but hey it's their baby so whatever.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
7 years ago

Pfft. Uncharted 3 was barely anything more than a remake of UC2. And worse for that matter. >.>

/s(?)

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

It was kinda poopy but it was its own poop.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
7 years ago

Additional fun fact: apparently the release window is winter here in Australia. So, that means June to August. Suddenly expecting it to release a year to the day since the original.

godsman
godsman
7 years ago

What I'm more surprised is that after the game releases ND jumps to the next platform and remaster this. It's as if they put their best effort to the game, then immediately say their effort wasn't the best.

They should've at least waited 2 years before a remaster.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
7 years ago

From a business, and even a creative, standpoint, it makes sense for ND to remaster it now. It'll sell better now when there is comparatively little on the PS4, whereas there would, I think, be less interest in it in a year's time after a sequel has been announced and there's dozens of quality games available for the system. Besides that, there is still hype floating around for the game and it is very much in the public consciousness. Can't predict the future, but I get a funny feeling that the passion for the title will have dulled in a year's time.

Creatively, it allows ND a quick way to get a better idea of the PS4's architecture, as well as get the remaster out of the way now so that they're primary effort going forward is on creating their next game without having to worry about doing it then.

I don't see it as this being an admission that their effort in the original release wasn't their best. I see it as them thinking they did a good enough job that they can justify putting another year's effort into making it better in subtle ways. I mean, you always want to do the best that you can, and when an avenue like this (being able to recreate your vision better than it originally was) opens up, you take it. Well, I would anyway, though it would be for the sake of doing it better than because of any potential financial gain.

Underdog15
Underdog15
7 years ago

^— what lawless said.

You basically echoed what I've been saying at other sites. This is a prime time to do it. No real 90+ scoring titles on either console. Might as well bring one that's already proven!

Plus it's coming to that early install userbase of 7+ million.

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 years ago

"You basically echoed what I've been saying at other sites."

You, uh, actually go to multiple sites repeating the same argument? Hmm.

Underdog15
Underdog15
7 years ago

It's hard to believe, but I am actually capable of being a part of more than one community!

It can be done! Truly!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

I don't wanna see anybody who poopooed Tomb Raider's price saying this is any different.

Temjin001
Temjin001
7 years ago

you were right. them liars!

Corvo
Corvo
7 years ago

Man…that 60$ looms… I did buy it 2 times and another time just for better graphics just isn't what I wanna do…

Throw in some more story and I'm sold.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
7 years ago

Left Behind is included. That's more story ūüėČ

booze925
booze925
7 years ago

You guys are mentioned in the trailer!!

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
7 years ago

Yeah, I also saw that ND listed our "PSX" site too.
(it's right after the New York Critics Award)


Last edited by BikerSaint on 4/10/2014 11:31:28 PM

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
7 years ago

The very last one before they get too fast to read. Put a smile on my face to see that.

Dell Taco
Dell Taco
7 years ago

I saw it as well and it put a big smile on my face. Happy this community gets recognized.

ethird1
ethird1
7 years ago

If you rebuy the SAME DAMN GAME for the PS4, you are obviously either a Sony fan boy or a Sony fan boy. Either way you are not too bright.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
7 years ago

Or maybe you loved the game so much that you want to play it again on the PS4, with the added bonus of Left Behind, commentaries, better graphics, and-supposedly-updated gameplay?

DIsmael85
DIsmael85
7 years ago

What Lawless SXE said, I'm buying it again for that exact reason. Why the heck not? I have a PS4.

Temjin001
Temjin001
7 years ago

and it's not everyday a game releases that has amassed over 200 goty awards.

Underdog15
Underdog15
7 years ago

You three repliers! Take your truth elsewhere! He's got no time for your truth!

wambo
wambo
7 years ago

Yep im' buying this for the ps4 aswell, just love this game so much, an will be even better on ps4

Xombito
Xombito
7 years ago

Yup. Picking up as well. Way better than Dragon's Crown.

Temjin001
Temjin001
7 years ago

I reserved my copy today at Gamestop.
They gave me a measly $17 for my PS3 copy. But hey that's sorta like $43 for the PS4 edition.
I'm stoked.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
7 years ago

Hmmmm… I do have it physically and digitally! I could trade in my physical copy for a Ps4 version!

$13 though? No way.

godsman
godsman
7 years ago

Or thats like 103 Bucks for a PS4 version.

Underdog15
Underdog15
7 years ago

If you subtract the savings from the DLC if you never bought the DLC (like me), the value is suddenly much nicer.

Temjin001
Temjin001
7 years ago

ah, yes, that's a good point underdog. the Remaster also has that DLC, a $15 value.

I'm glad I'll be getting a proper case for the game as well. The version I traded in was the disc with a cardboard sleeve (a PS3 bundled edition)

Dell Taco
Dell Taco
7 years ago

I'm so stoked for this. I never had preordered digitally yet, but I did yesterday for this game. Also they are adding in commentary and the dlc so $60 isn't a problem in my opinion.

Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
7 years ago

I wonder how many people are going to climb on their brick and say it isn't "next-gen enough"(whatever that means).

Japanese_Gamer
Japanese_Gamer
7 years ago

I'm sorry but I've gotten bored of playing the single player in the last of us.I don't think 'll buy this package.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
7 years ago

I noticed a mention to PSX Extreme's Game of the Year award in there, well done chaps.

As for the game, I imagine it will be a title I pick up long after I have gotten my PS4. so probably sometime in later 2015. I am content with the PS3 version for now but value the addition of 1080p resolution.

___________
___________
7 years ago

what a waste!
instead of creating amazing new ideas, and creating something from the ground up to truly utilize and show off what the ps4 can do, we get this crap!
yea there still doing uncharted, but it would of been way better to either put the whole studio on that, or use this team to create a new creative IP, or at the least a sequel.
so f*cking frustrating, weve put up with the same crap over and over and over and over and over and over and over again for SEVEN freaking years, new consoles FINALLY come out, and were treated by having to put up with the same crap AGAIN!
seriously, $ony, why did you bother releasing the ps4 if all were going to be getting is f*cking ps3 games with a coat of varnish on top!?

really dont understand what the *&^% is going on at $ony this year!
they started off with a absolute flyer last year being first out the gate to announce their new console, they had a decent showing process in between there and launch, created so much hype, had a half decent launch lineup, than a few titles slipped back, and now its all gone to hell!
launch titles totally MIA and have been for 6+ months now, $ony keeps assuring yea you will see driveclub very soon, very soon later they say very soon, very soon later they say very soon, before you know it 2+ months have passed!
we have no exclusives to look forward to now set for this year.
NOTHING!
they say the order will be out, but everyone else who has played the game says theres no way it will be ready.
nothing!
this from the company who was first out to reveal their next gen system, this from the company who had a freaking freight train behind them coming into the new year, this from the company who has THE most first party studios in the industry!
and what are we getting from all that preparation, confidence and perseverance?
oodles and oodles of indie titles, and HD remakes of ps3 games, totally what people spend 550+ bucks on a new console for!
it completely flabbergasts me how $ony was the first to announce their system, seemed like everything was so calm collected and worked on forever, yet now its the total opposite!
the ps4 now feels exactly like the wiiu did on launch, like ninty went oh sh*t its going to take HOW long to complete these games!?
really disappointing to go from seeing the console reveal, seeing all the previews and everything for it, to now saying ok ive had it in my hands for 6 months, now what………?
why is the company with the biggest first party studio lineup in the industry shown nothing for us ps4 owners to look forward to this year?
why?
you cant wait till E3 to give people a reason to buy your system, hell at this point allot of people are waiting for a reason to keep the dam thing!
and HD remakes of ps3 games, no matter how good they were, certainly aint the answer to that question!
nor are indie games.
oh well serves me right, i truly believed $ony had learned from the ps3s launch, and would have allot of first party stuff lined up for the first year of release.
i guess its my fault for being so gullible.


Last edited by ___________ on 4/11/2014 5:29:20 AM

Gordo
Gordo
7 years ago

Christ on a bike!

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
7 years ago

Yup, it's all your fault.

Underdog15
Underdog15
7 years ago

What's an "allot"? Is it like a peanut?

matt99
matt99
7 years ago

Man calm down a little, enjoy life, and stop complaining about literally everything under the sun. Really, there's no need to always be so negative.

MRSUCCESS
MRSUCCESS
7 years ago

Did you guys actually read any of it? It looks like a wall of negative text. I enjoy reading things that are consice and straight to the point.

wambo
wambo
7 years ago

You are a idiot, the new uncharted will show exactly what the ps4 is capable of, but in the mean time while we wait for that bad ass game , we will have TLou with upgraded graphics to bide the time.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
7 years ago

Underdog, check out the site 'hyperbole and a half'. The author defines what an alot is in one of the posts you can find in the sidebar.

MRSUCCESS
MRSUCCESS
7 years ago

I have not played the game therefore it's worth $60 for me. Naughty Dog can take their time though. I have Tomb Raider, Dark Souls 2 and Gran Turismo 6 unfinished.

Mogreen
Mogreen
7 years ago

Guess I better go trade in my PS3 version while it still has value.