The Last of Us PS4 at 60fps Is a "Transformative" Experience, Dev says

"I'm a believer. Don't think I can go back," Naughty Dog developer says about playing the game in the high frame rate.

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The Last of Us Remastered, the upcoming PlayStation 4 version of 2013's acclaimed PlayStation 3 title, will run at 60fps, developer Naughty Dog has strongly suggested.

"Played some #TLOU at 60 fps tonight for the first time (60fps cutscenes and all). Transformitive [sic]. I'm a believer. Don't think I can go back," Naughty Dog designer Kurt Margenau said in a tweet that was re-tweeted by creative director Neil Druckmann.

In addition, The Last of Us Remastered co-director Bruce Straley said, "I had a dream in 60fps last night. #TLOUremastered." Druckmann replied by saying, "What if I told you that was no dream? #believe."

The Last of Us Remastered runs in 1080p. Frame rate, however, doesn't sound like it's final yet. Druckmann's hashtag "believe" makes it sound like frame rate is not locked down. And while Margenau may have played a build of the game at 60fps, it's possible that it was a non-final version of the game.

We're still waiting a final confirmation on the game's frame rate, but we'll know one way or the other soon, as The Last of Us Remastered officially launches for PS4 on July 29. In Europe, you'll also be able to buy a special The Last of Us Remastered PS4 bundle.

The Last of Us Remastered also features higher resolution character models, as well as improved shadows and lighting. The bundle includes DLC, director's commentary, and special interviews with voice actors Troy Baker (Joel) and Ashley Johnson (Ellie). The game was originally expected to sell for $60, but Sony just recently announced a $10 price drop. If you already preordered, you can get a refund.

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Discussion

888 comments
pops4657
pops4657

What the hey it just looks sharper.i thought it's was going to be remastered.plus I see they are kinda struggling to lock framerate at 1080p on ps4 as well

SimplyFatal
SimplyFatal

LOL BUT BUT CONSOLE KIDS SAY 60 FPS DOESNT MATTER

Vexov
Vexov

Console-race doesn't need 60fps, there is no difference.

coolguyhero
coolguyhero

How talented is the naughty dog studio? they made a marvel using aged hardware.they can do wonders by new hardware & the UC4 is the great example.the trailer itself is closer to game because every time naught dog shows the trailer, the game graphics, quality is equal to the trailer.

MiltaJay
MiltaJay

Okay let's remaster Grand Theft Auto 4 for the PS4 Rockstar.

frozenuxx
frozenuxx

Gee do console gamers eyes evolved like pokemon? lol i thought 30fps and 60fps were the same? lol

ahpuck
ahpuck

Ok, ok. Enough copying Gear of War old song cover through grim images trailer. It was cool years ago, now it's just cheese and overdone.

jlefebre6001
jlefebre6001

this is nothing new for pc gamers. once you go pc you can never go back.

nechiken
nechiken

? I want to see gameplay; not a fucking cutscene; What's the point of comparing fps if it's just a video..

Legend002
Legend002

Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson knocked this one out of the park. Such an awesome game now better in 1080p 60fps!

malickfan89
malickfan89

Last of us ps4 vs halo collection xbox one ????

ryansalter
ryansalter

I guess I'm just one of the lunatics who actually want this.  60 fps can absolutely change a game experience for me, as was the case with MGS3 HD edition.  After playing that game at 60 fps there's no way I could go back to the previous version.  I'm not holding my breath for GTA V to run that smoothly, but if by some miracle it does, then it's a definite buy for me.

lilunc_kwan
lilunc_kwan

Good game but already have a copy for ps3... Good for people who have not played this game b4 but $50 for remastered? No thanks!

Xander_108
Xander_108

Kinda funny, I have the game and love the game on PS3. I will be buy this again so I can play on my PS4. Why? Graphics, DLC, Share Factory. It's hard for me to go back to PS3 now, everything is just so much faster on PS4. I think I can spare $50

noncasualgamer
noncasualgamer

It's a sony exclusive, must be a boring over hyped remastered game that focuses on graphics over experience. No thanks.

blue_shift_91
blue_shift_91

it'll only be "transformative" (fancy word for a ~15 second oOo reaction) for the people who are dumb enough to buy it for the second time.

everyone else playing for the 1st time will either have no way to notice the difference or won't give a crap.

but good try, Mr. dev.

crklynking
crklynking

Plenty of folks, myself included, who came over from a 360 and heard all the hype about this game. For us this is a new AAA game, dlc included, with $10 off. Great way to show love to your new installed base.

blksk0rp1on0334
blksk0rp1on0334

looks the same to me, being already played and beaten on ps3. and with the replay value close to nothing short of extra skins you can buy in game I myself am perfectly content on the ps3 version. is it worth shelling out extra money for? no. not for someone whos already experienced the game as a whole on ps3. better framerate in my opinion does not necessarily mean its worth replaying on next gen. but as I said, its just my own opinion. I like it just fine on the ps3 

dustdevil15
dustdevil15

This comment section is full of so much crying that I think I'm gonna puke. Seriously, this version of the game was clearly made for ps4 owners who never played it on ps3. Here's a solution for all the angry nerds who already played it on ps3: DON'T BUY IT. Does that solve your little crisis?

greaseman1985
greaseman1985

I don't get it, why are people excited about playing a game with zero replay value again just because it has slightly better graphics?

ben_jammin619
ben_jammin619

what i want to know is if the load times have improved.  I can sit down and drink a whole beer before the chapter loads.  5 min is pretty crazy for loading

edeep87
edeep87

Of course they will not say that you'll be playing the same sh*t again !

deathstream
deathstream

Next up, Sony claims that the PS4 can cure cancer!  MS took SOOOOOOOOOOO much crap for the stupid statements coming from them and their studios.  Sony is saying things that are vastly more stupid and not getting reamed for it.  Between this and the "30fps is perfect for The Order because we wanted 24fps" (and Knack), Sony should be the pariah of the new gen.

archav3n
archav3n

So... the Next-Gen consoles is about graphics and FPS.. thought that those were only applicable to PC gamers? Such hippocrites.

Bgrngod
Bgrngod

Buying it just to play the DLC.  Probably won't go through the main campaign again.

ibonedyourmom
ibonedyourmom

They should have an upgrade option for like $10 if you already bought the PS3 version. I'd probably do that but I'm sure as hell not paying $50 for a few extra pixels.

Poison-tooth
Poison-tooth

Its the same game from 1 year ago with a new coat of paint and people are ecstatic to buy it. The industry will look at this «success» and in a little while every publisher will remake their best selling game Hollywood style. Thank you for the wonderful trend you are creating ND ...

SimplyFatal
SimplyFatal

have fun re-buying the game for 50 dollars

ahpuck
ahpuck

@jlefebre6001  it will never be new for PC actually. Just another delusional insecure PC beggar. 

MrFreehuggs
MrFreehuggs

I'm buying both but I'm far more excited about the Halo collection

SNESNOSTALGIA2
SNESNOSTALGIA2

Wanting a better version (even slightly) of an instant classic does not make you a lunatic my friend.

MrFreehuggs
MrFreehuggs

If you pre-order it at gamestop you get the season pass for free. I would say that it's well worth it

ROOSTER1050
ROOSTER1050

@noncasualgamer #notsureifserious .... this game: storyline, voice acting, the layout, the online MP.....all PHENOMENAL. I haven't been this emotionally attached to any videogame characters, ever. It was like playing a movie, and the anticipation of what's coming next and the emotional experiance was paramount. Easily the best (and most fullfilling) game I've played in the last 15 years ..... 

DesertEaglex24
DesertEaglex24

@blksk0rp1on0334 Cool story bud, stick to your ps3 copy and don't buy it. This isn't supposed to be a entire new game. It's what the title suggest, this just a remastered version. Nothing more nothing less.

DesertEaglex24
DesertEaglex24

@greaseman1985 What proof do you have that everybody played this game already? Oh wait you don't, you're just talking out of your ass.

tauriqm
tauriqm

@greaseman1985 Because it's excellent and if you've never played it, this is the edition to play it in.

tristamus
tristamus

@greaseman1985 Think beyond your nose before you speak.  

This will be for people who missed out on the previous generation, for a game that is well-known and not to be missed.  Replay value is of no circumstance, and is in fact an added bonus that makes it even better for people who will be getting it this time around.

Stogin
Stogin

@deathstream Why are you even here? You're such an MS whiner that there's no reason for you to even be here.  No one here cares about your lame ass points.  And MS has said just as many dumbass things.  Get over yourself man and just enjoy playing games, god you're pathetic...

deathstream
deathstream

@Poison-tooth Well, Square Enix did it first with Tomb Raider.  Rockstar is already doing it with GTA V.  Anyone who buys this is putting a nail in the coffin of the new generation of gaming.

zyxahn
zyxahn

@Ottomo @jlefebre6001 I have a PC as well and always hate when they go there.  Was thinking of an answere untill I saw yours.  Sums it up perfectly.

legendoom
legendoom

@ROOSTER1050 @noncasualgamer Oh, please. Don't act like this is some kind of revolutionary new explosion of greatness. The story's solid - if a bit disconnected - but every aspect of the game has been done before and done better by other IPs.

f3kuinth3a55gs
f3kuinth3a55gs

@deathstream @Poison-tooth Rockstar were working on gta5 for pc and current gen well before the released the last gen versions, people found code that referenced it on the game discs. Anyway HD remakes have been happening for well over a decade now. This will change nothing.