The Last of Us PS3 Owners Won't Get a Discount on Remastered PS4 Version

"Alas, there is no upgrade discount," Sony says; European version's multiplayer mode is censored just like the PS3 game was.

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People who already own a PlayStation 3 copy of The Last of Us will not be given an "upgrade discount" if they decide to buy the PlayStation 4 Remastered iteration, Sony announced today. Today's confirmation comes after Naughty Dog's Eric Monacelli said in April that Sony was considering a potential upgrade offer.

"Alas, there is no upgrade discount," Sony's Fred Dutton said today in the comments section on the European PlayStation Blog. Meanwhile, Sony's Sid Shuman writes on the North American PlayStation Blog that "no upgrade path" will be available. The company didn't say today why this wasn't possible.

The Last of Us Remastered was originally announced as a $60 game, but Sony announced a $10 price cut last month, bringing the price down to $50. There is some good news for multiplayer fans, however, as all of the multiplayer DLC you bought on PS3 can be downloaded to the PS4 version at no extra charge.

Dutton also confirmed on the European PlayStation Blog that The Last of Us Remastered's multiplayer component in Europe will be censored to tone down the gore, just like the PS3 version was. "Multiplayer is the same as in the EU PS3 version--there have been no changes in this respect," he said.

The Last of Us Remastered launches July 29 exclusively on PS4. The core gameplay is unchanged, but you'll find that the L2 and R2 triggers now control aiming and firing. If this configuration is not to your liking, you can switch back to the classic L1 and R1 controls. The Last of Us Remastered also makes use of the DualShock 4's touchpad and lightbar.

The game runs in at 1080p/60fps (though there is a locked 30fps option), includes previously released DLC, and features commentary from director Neil Druckmann and actors Troy Baker (Joel) and Ashley Johnson (Ellie). For more on The Last of Us Remastered, be sure to check out GameSpot's in-depth interview with the game's creators.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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Discussion

232 comments
itsjohnnyutah
itsjohnnyutah

GAMESTOP is giving 50% OFF with your PS3 copy trade-ins. 


-This offer is valid until Saturday August 2nd, 2014... 

sonofdark18
sonofdark18

A complete edition for the ps3 would be nice! Hey sony can you make this happen? Im not getting a ps4 just for the complete TLOU experience.

onixevil
onixevil

As much as the hates rages on this game . It won't exceed 7% of gaming community opinions.

CoolCamel616
CoolCamel616

Isn't this for people who didn't play it in the first place? Seems sort of insane to imagine anyone planned to buy this again, discount or no, for a really minor graphics update.

edgardpoe
edgardpoe

hahahahahahahahaha this is so hilarious!

LordCrash88
LordCrash88

On PC people would get a free graphics upgrade (or they would just push the slider to 1080p in the menu).

Pfff, Sony...

darktruth007
darktruth007

Don't worry. TLOU is a mediocre game by any standards. Wait for the discount.

blabr70
blabr70

And yet people bash xbox for doing nothing new with the halo master chief collection.

Garm31
Garm31

Folks are worried about a discount for the best game of last gen. They should more worried about the lack of exclusives on the PS4 this year. Playing the TLOU on my ps3 will do just fine for the time being.

hermitkiller
hermitkiller

My rig is very powerful, so it can easily run this game on my ps3 emulator.

Why pay 60 bucks when you can get it for free?

seanwil545
seanwil545

I haven't played the PS3 version, but I'll probably wait for a price drop just the same.

ccgod
ccgod

soo the remastered version doesn't come with any of the DLC's??

Vodoo
Vodoo

Already have my copy paid for. I haven't played it yet.

This game was the only reason I was interested in PS Now. Now PS Now is useless to me, especially with their ridiculous prices.

Deaho
Deaho

And I won't buy the ps4 remastered edition.

highpitcairn
highpitcairn

Naughty dogs and sony just drop the balls.

Rennik_Repotsir
Rennik_Repotsir

I didn't think this game had the replay value to merit an upgrade discount. However, it's like RE5:Gold, TES:Oblivion - Game of the Year Edition or a new Doritos bag that's 3/4 full with a lesser price...

ND is just hiding the fact that they need to practice developing for the PS4 and they need to make some cash during their downtime...

DAOWAce
DAOWAce

Were people expecting anything different?


If it aint digital (ie; no trade-in), no 'upgrade' discount.  Still, doesn't stop a lot of developers/publishers from just re-releasing games [on PC; Steam] and expecting people to buy them again.

Triton
Triton

Don't care already played it on the PS3 and when I decide to get PS4 I won't need another port as I will be looking for something NEXT GEN!

tightwad34
tightwad34

LOL. Don't care. I played through the game once and it was a great experience, but that gave me my fill. Great game, but overrated for sure.

kevinseandooley
kevinseandooley

Of all the PS3 and PS4 multi-platform games so far, the only one I would get for PS4 instead of PS3 is FIFA 14 as it is radically different. All the rest I'll plump for the PS3 versions as the upgrades are not game changing for me personally.

tom2750
tom2750

just bloody trade in your PS3 version and that will bring it down to like $30

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

"Alas, there is no upgrade discount," Sony says; European version's multiplayer mode is censored just like the PS3 game was.

All I needed to know. Won't pay full price again for yet another censored product. Thanks for the info Eddie

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

The game includes previously released DLC but you can import multiplayer DLC? So I guess it does NOT include all DLC?

simon1812
simon1812

I already played the game when it came out for PS3, do not feel the need to play the PS4's version. 

  those who didnt play the PS3 version and happen to own a PS4 r in for a treat though.

Legend002
Legend002

There should be a discount for upgrading consoles.

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

Euro censorship is still there. I hope all Europeans import this title instead.

dz99ls
dz99ls

No reason why people should expect to get a discount

darkcore-x
darkcore-x

Who said that this was made for you?The remastered edition is for people who are new to playstation and they bought ps4.Or poeple who skipped it.As for the people who played it already on ps3.Its there choice to buy it or not.No one is forced to buy it :) there not holding a shiv to your neck.I played it and i will buy it on ps4 cause i never bought a dlc to the last one and i loved the multplayer too.

RO-nIn187
RO-nIn187

@Swinny14 i live in germany, but i'm 30 years old and i have to find ways to get uncensored games, trust me, it sucks... i have a seperate uk and us account on psn just because of that and i have to order seperate game codes first...

but honestly, a discount for the fans would have been a nice gesture... upscaling the resolution, improving the lightning and the engine is not that much... plus a blu ray costs nowadays 15€ max, not 50-60€... i wanted to get this one but not much sense in paying double...

darkcore-x
darkcore-x

@darktruth007 Yeah a mediocre game that won 200 awards :) you dont know a good game if it slap you in the face.Go play mindless cod or bf :)

highpitcairn
highpitcairn

@hermitkiller Pirate Gamers just show off.

seanwil545
seanwil545

@ccgod 

"There is some good news for multiplayer fans, however, as all of the multiplayer DLC you bought on PS3 can be downloaded to the PS4 version at no extra charge."

&

"The game runs in at 1080p/60fps (though there is a locked 30fps option), includes previously released DLC, and features commentary from director Neil Druckmann and actors Troy Baker (Joel) and Ashley Johnson (Ellie)."

sonyonly4
sonyonly4

@ArchoNils2 It must be on about the customization options such as hats and masks, If they don't include all the Multiplayer maps I will be p*ssed because then the Maps won't be all included into One playlist which is the whole reason I am double dipping in the first place.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@Mr_Big_Boss More like "Sony Censorship", they seem unable to learn that

1. It's only F'ing USK in Germany

2. They softened a lot lately (very little games get cut nowadays)

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

Um yeah we should. Why should people who spent all that money on the game and DLC suffer? Just from a business and ethical stand point they should have done something for their fans.

You don't understand because you probably have mommy and daddy buy you everything.

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

@sonyonly4 @ArchoNils2 Same here. I got it on PS3 and somehow did not manage to play it more than a few hours. It was on my to do list since then. The inclusion of DLC was actually my main reason to get the game (aside of the better graphics and the possibility to capture gameplay). But I expected ALL DLC to be included. I really hope it is somethign stupid like hats and not maps or whatever :S

dz99ls
dz99ls

@Gravity_Slave As to your personal attack lulz no, im 35 and make more money then you will probbly ever see based on your comment.

As to the topic at hand no they dont owe us anything and frankly neither did any of the companies who gave discounts at the new gen launch. Waaa i want something because I supported you, nope this is a new product buy it or dont i suspect they dont care.

darkcore-x
darkcore-x

Nope.I like things original and legal.Be honest.Would you be happy if you wont get a penny for a game that you worked hard for with your team for a whole year?You know they have to eat too and they have a family too right?

darkcore-x
darkcore-x

It wont drop cause of the remastered version.The 2 versions are not on the same Ps.Even i wont buy it because a lot of my friends still play it on ps3.So its pointles for me to buy it.I plated the game.Story mode 4 times :D.Multiplayer everyday :P