Naughty Dog on The Last of Us PS4 -- "We Have a Release Date"

But they won't say what it is.

Naughty Dog knows the release date for The Last of Us Remastered, but they aren't saying what it is, only what it's not--June 13. Writing on Twitter, The Last of Us director Bruce Straley bluntly stated, "We have a release date," with an image of The Last of Us Remastered.

Yesterday, Sony confirmed that The Last of Us Remastered's rumored June 13 release date was false. UK retailer GAME first suggested the game would launch on that date, but the shop has since issued a statement saying this date was false and apologized for any confusion.

Officially, The Last of Us Remastered is set to launch on PlayStation 4 sometime this summer. A handful of retailers believe the game will launch on June 20, though this could just be guesswork on their part.

The Last of Us Remastered is a $60 game and is being developed internally at Naughty Dog. The studio is aiming to have the game to run at 1080p/60fps with "higher resolution character models, better lighting, and better shadows," according to Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells.

The Last of Us creative heads Neil Druckmann and Straley are now leading the team making the new Uncharted game for PS4. It remains to be seen what this might mean for the rumored Last of Us sequel. 2013's original Last of Us has sold more than 6 million copies to date. A movie based on the game is in the works.

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jefferson1964
jefferson1964

A friend of mine traded me The Last of Us for a few older games.  I just started and its great, looking forward to the journey.  I'm excited that a movie will be coming out, i can see it could be great if the right folks are behind the production....

mep69
mep69

But will there be a collectors edition. If so, I'll wait to preorder that.

KoRniTo
KoRniTo

I got lucky since I haven't had the chance to play in on the PS3. So now it's time! =)

Phazevariance
Phazevariance

If they have an upgrade program for those that bought it on ps3, i'll get that, but if not, then they won't see my money for this game.

bicepsul
bicepsul

will get it day 1. haven't played it on ps3, but always wanted to. Beyond two souls too, but it seems they have no plans to port that too.

garysingh34
garysingh34

@bicepsul same here  thugh been dying to pick it up for cheap on ebay but figure its worth waiting now.

okmarshall
okmarshall

Can't wait. I'm expecting an e3 release date announcement.

wallacom
wallacom

@okmarshall 18 weeks so end of September, beginning of October is my guess, based on retail publishes

getyeryayasout
getyeryayasout

Wish I could play it again for the first time. So good.

mattress805
mattress805

I never had a chance to play it cause I never had a ps3 but I have a ps4 this gen and everything I've read about is that ats phenomenal. I I also have not watched any videos seen any photos of the game so tha I wouldn't see any spoilers. My most anticipated game on mys4

M3o5nster
M3o5nster

It seems a lot of people here aren't aware that this game is HD "and" packed with the DLC... I bought it on PS3 day one, didn't get the season pass though. I'm glad I'll be able to play a better version with all the DLC on PS4 with some people who never got around to playing.


Even though I sold my first copy, I still think the game is good enough to buy again for the upgrades.

Vodoo
Vodoo

They're gonna wait for E3 to announce it. Hurry up because I want this game badly! Never played it on PS3.

HipHopBeats
HipHopBeats

Is this what 'next gen' is all about? HD remakes and sequels to last gen hits and 1080p resolution? When did graphics become such a big deal over gameplay? Granted TLOU is a good game, but not worth a $60 remake.

jefferson1964
jefferson1964

@HipHopBeats I agree, Xbone did that with Laura Croft, the 360 version can be bought for $14.99 new but they come out with it on XBOX1 tout the graphics and charge $50+ and its the exact same game other than the graphics, lol....

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

This game is solid, but is it really that good, we need it re released on PS4? Naughty Dog should make a Mature rated Uncharted game, with no Drake, blood and gore effects, cannibals, dinosaurs, giant snakes, killer crocs, and a less linear campaign. 

franizarduy
franizarduy

yeahhh im picking this one up just for the mp alone, is too damn sweet!

sensei_hEnRY
sensei_hEnRY

i just can't imagine the size of the game, if the original game is about 25 GB (more or less), this Remastered Edition with the gameplay graphics equal with the pre-rendered cutscenes could be double or triple that.

Illeagle34
Illeagle34

I didn't play it on PS3, so I'll be picking this version up

GabrielX-X
GabrielX-X

This is good for who didnt play this on ps3, Have fun guys on ps4 version^^

blueinheaven
blueinheaven

@GabrielX-X The two PS3 owners in the world who haven't played this game yet are really looking forward to it.

nikon133
nikon133

@blueinheaven @GabrielX-X Much more. I know, what? 6 guys with PS3, and noone has purchased TLoU. Didn't ask for their reasons, but much as I was concerned, before TLoU was released, I have already decided to stop purchasing PS3 games as I was planing to adopt PS4 early and already had bunch of great PS3 games still unplayed, so I decided to stop piling PS3 games at the time.

Also... looking at Sony's previous tactics of re-releasing HD versions of previous-gen games, I was expecting that TLoU will be remastered at some point. It just happened much earlier than I expected.

mattress805
mattress805

Yes I second those points. My ps4 sits right next to my 360. I went to the console that is gam-focused...not some glorified cable box w motion controls. Lol

kristianity77
kristianity77

@blueinheaven @GabrielX-X Your not looking at the bigger picture here.  I am one (and I presume of VERY many)  that this gen went from Xbox 360 to PS4 and missed out PS3 altogether.  I've never played Last Of Us and I'm sure that there is quite a lot of PS4 owners that haven't either.  This game will get good sales I'm sure of it.

KiriharaZro
KiriharaZro

@kristianity77 @blueinheaven @GabrielX-X 

that is why many Sony fans (myself included) are not buying a PS4, because the lack of new IPs, now it seems that Sony just want to please all those gamers that change from Microsoft instead their real and loyal fan base since the ps1, its a shame

theKSMM
theKSMM

@blueinheaven @GabrielX-X  Some players I've met wouldn't play this game because you play as a female character.  I doubt that having the game on the PS4 is going to alter their rationale.

kristianity77
kristianity77

@KiriharaZro   Your basing this off the fact the console has been out what...7 months, and E3 is a matter of days away?  Are you nuts?  This is always the way early life of a console and its never been any different.  If many many Sony fans are not buying the PS4 why is it currently walking away with the next gen sales?  And surely if Sony want to please all the people that walk away from Microsoft as well as trying to keep their own fan base happy (which they have so far sales indicate)  then this is a very solid business plan is it not? Come on, your gonna have to do better than that.

KiriharaZro
KiriharaZro

@kristianity77 @KiriharaZro 

I'm from that fan base, and I'm not happy, Sony isn't doing nothing new, no new IPs, no new games, just "HD" versions and sequels of old PS3 games like Killzone SF and Infamous Second Son, both games with nearly an 8 of score, and yeah the sales of PS4 are up, but in ebay and similar sites there are more PS4 in re-sale that Xbox One, so many of those who buy a PS4 are now selling it, why? because that lack of real games for this "new" generation, maybe the previous 360 owners see those games like something new, but at least for me, a Playstation core fan, are reasons to keep me away from the console until it have something really amazing and worth for buying it.

kristianity77
kristianity77

@KiriharaZro Again though, regarding your comments about Ebay etc, its totally flawed logic you have got there.  There are "more" PS4s being sold on sites like that because there are more of them in the wild.  4 million more judging by latest sales figures.  


Regardless of how many consoles have been sold by whatever manufacturer, there will always be a certain percentage of these consoles at any one time "for sale".  Lets for arguments sake and for the point of ease say that its 1% across the board.  If you have sold 10 million consoles, then you could say that 100,000 of those are currently up on sites for sale.  If the other company has shifted 5 million consoles, then it stands to reason that there will be about 50,000 up for grabs seconds hand.  


The Wii U (in the UK, on Ebay) as i write this only has 142 consoles for sale on Ebay, FAR less than the Xbox One (372 as of now) and PS4 (498 as of now).  That is pretty much a direct representation of sales.  Your logic would dictate then that the Wii U is the machine to go to because less people are selling it.  When in fact its just because there are less of them "out there" to begin with.

KiriharaZro
KiriharaZro

@kristianity77 @KiriharaZro 

Since the beginning the Wii U was the worst in sales, thats the reason for now being in third place in ebay just for the fact you mentioned, there are less out there and almost nobody wants a used WiiU. The PS4 is another story, although there are more units that don´t mean it will be the king of re-sales in ebay, that its because people who buy it now are re-selling it because many factors, included that lack of games that could be played in it. When a product its succesful its re-selling is on a minor scale, and Im talking in retail words, so the PS4 is being reselled because many people are not satisfied with it, thats the point

kristianity77
kristianity77

@KiriharaZro But its selling at almost 3 to 1 now on a weekly basis over its next nearest competitor the Xbox One? How in any way shape or form is this not successful? I'm trying to figure out where your argument is but I just cannot grasp it from any angle.  From what I can tell you are saying everyone is dissatisfied by the PS4 and getting rid of them, yet its selling 200,000 per week worldwide, at record breaking pace!  Your going to have to tell me what I'm missing here because I really cant see it...

KiriharaZro
KiriharaZro

@kristianity77 

I said that a product that is successful is not resold, however I dont believe that all those that bought a PS4 are unsatisfied, but it is undeniable that a significant number of those who bought it are reselling it for a reason, and I believe its because there are no games. I think thats the point you are missing, you can see that the games avaible for PS4 are almost in Xbox One too and even in PS3, so why buy a system that have the same games to the closest competitor, or the "old" gen? I know those games have better graphics but thats all, and I think people that are reselling it its because they see this, that Sony sell them smoke and mirrors and after the terrible conference in E3 Im not far from the truth.


No new games (or IPs) and poor exclusivities plagued Sony´s conference. I dont know if you have a PS4 already but if not you´ll buy one after seeing the conference? I´ll not, because I dont see nothing worth for buying. Thats the reason why I think the PS4 is king of reselling, because after the shining of bought and own a "new" gen console, many peolpe said "Where are the games?"

kristianity77
kristianity77

@KiriharaZro You are indeed correct in that I do have a PS4, and am actually totally content with it to be honest.  I have FIFA14, Cod Ghosts, Infamous, Assassins Creed 4, Need For Speed Rivals, Tomb Raider, Wolfenstein, Watch Dogs and Rayman.  And via PSN I have Child Of Light, Outlast, Mercenary Kings, Stick It To The Man, Resogun, Fez, Trine 2 and Trails Fusion.  So I have currently have 17 games in the 7 month or so period that the console has come out.  I am perfectly happy with this.  Coming so far for the remainder of this year I'll probably get titles like Last Of Us, The Gold Club, Oddworld New And Tasty, Destiny, Dragon Age, The Evil Within, Assassins Creed Unity, GTAV, Far Cry 4, LBP3, Diablo 3, Pure Pool.  All with release dates for this calender year.  


It seems to me like perhaps its you that doesn't own one, and are trying to justify to the world why people shouldn't because of it.


Basically, I buy a console to play games on in my free time.  I couldn't care less whether they are available in lesser fidelity on older consoles.  I can afford it so why not?

KiriharaZro
KiriharaZro

@kristianity77 

Thats a big list of titles, I dont know if you have a PS3 but I own 3 and most of the titles you have on PS4 I have it on PS3, except for LBP3 and the ones that only are avaiable for PS4. Im not trying to justify nothing, I just said that there are many people reselling the PS4 because maybe they dont see, like me, great games to play with it thats all, if you are happy with your PS4 well congratulations but there are many that not.


Im a great fan of Playstation since the beginning, counting between PS1, PS2 and PS3 I have over 180 games besides some of PSP and Vita, but I dont see nothing in PS4 to make me buy one, not even LBP3 and Uncharted 4, I want to play something new, and those exlcusivities are just the same with better graphics, thats my point of view

blueinheaven
blueinheaven

They're talking about this as though a zillion people hadn't already bought it and finished it on PS3. Still, playing this again on PS4 will still be better than anything else on either 'next gen' system.

VegasAceVII
VegasAceVII

I wouldn't expect them to drop this before E3.

ExtremePhobia
ExtremePhobia

@VegasAceVII E3 didn't stop them last year...

nami_the_mage
nami_the_mage

Already played this game. Now if this was a brand spankin' new game, sequel or prequel, whatever, that would be a different story.

billlabowski
billlabowski

They'll show the sub-HD version at E3, get you fanboys in an uproar and make you believe you're buying a new game, then tell you the release date.

rawkstar007
rawkstar007

I get that the $60 price point is for people who haven't played the original.

However, that doesn't mean that a digital upgrade at a discounted price wouldn't be a good idea.

DVONvX
DVONvX

$400 for a game that's 1 year old? No thanks. 

TacticaI
TacticaI

@DVONvX I don't understand, how would it be their fault if you were dimwitted enough to spend that kind of money to play the game on PS4? People kill me. 

mattress805
mattress805

Well thers always 560$ to play Kinect Sports. Ha lol lol

rexpowercolt
rexpowercolt

Next year, cause 2014 be the year awesome 2015 games were announced

rexpowercolt
rexpowercolt

@tableofjapan Its for people like me who didn't own PS3s back in the day and were 360 owners instead and missed out on PS3 titles like this, so its not intended for the "Already owned and played this" market, its for new PS4, former xbox owners.


So get the hell over it. 

rexpowercolt
rexpowercolt

@tableofjapan I preffered gaming on my 360 these years, didn't care for PS3 for my own reasons, simple as that. Now im with a PS4 and not XB1 and ports like this mean people like me can try some of the good PS3 titles without buying a PS3.


Dont like it? Get a new hobby son

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

@tableofjapan Hey kid? Shorty? Tiny tim in the pants? yeah no one wants you to call them little one. Glad we cleared that up 'Hung-like-flea'


Now then. No one who have yet to play this is a dolt. Just you for calling them one.

if is meant for those that converted then it's not a piece of crap just the one who said it was.


I hate to tell you this I have RARELY since the original PlayStation played anything actually 'original' just rehash games with a different story and something extra to make it feel like it's new. That isn't an opinion it's a logical fact.


I want to play new games too. But both consoles is suffering from that issue currently.

mario_ps3
mario_ps3

@tableofjapan Not really.. 40 is still a lot of money for a 1 year old game.. sure it was a golden hit but come one for God sake, 60 dollars!!!!!!!!... it should be 20 dollars.. 

greedy son of a guns..

sonyboy1_84
sonyboy1_84

@Dredcrumb9 That's just plain ridiculous. I still own both consoles and the exclusive list for the ps3 is vastly superior to the 360's. It's quite frightening actually. 

jefferson1964
jefferson1964

@tableofjapan @rexpowercolt Developers will not move on from last gen anytime soon.  They looks at the number of consoles and 360 and ps3 sales are still very strong and for the very reason people on here are complaining, NO GAMES or at least not many......

jefferson1964
jefferson1964

@nl_skipper @mario_ps3 Right its like in the $20s range for the PS3...it held the 50s for what seemed like forever but finally broke down recently...