The Last of Us PS4 June 20 release date listed by various retailers

GameFly, Target, and Best Buy give a specific date for the PS4 version of The Last of Us.

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The Last of Us Remastered, a PS4 remake of last-year's award-winning PS3 game, was originally slated for a "Summer 2014" release when it was revealed earlier this month. But it looks like we might have a potentially more precise date to tie to the game.

Target, GameFly, and Best Buy are all listing the game as coming out June 20, 2014. However, Amazon lists the game's release date as December 31, 2014.

The June date may be a placeholder or just a guess from someone entering in release dates for the game, but it's interesting that it matches across three major retailers. We've reached out to the stores and Sony for confirmation, and we'll update this story when we have more details.

The date is notable both for falling on a Friday and coming the week after this year's E3.

The $60 game is being developed internally at Naughty Dog, and they're 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.

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Discussion

383 comments
heybatter
heybatter

These same retailers have changed the release date BACK to 12/31/2014 as of this morning. I got the nasty email from Amazon. :{

Drilbit777
Drilbit777

Already bought it on PS3 and thoroughly enjoyed the single player. I don't care about Multiplayer or the DLC so I have no interest in spending another $60 for the same game on PS4. PS4 needs real next games not ports.

tonyleo01
tonyleo01

make it a bundle and I'll probably get a ps4

kush_zombie
kush_zombie

Psn has it listed for December 31st 2014

Garm31
Garm31

You folks gonna pay the extra $5 for the Grounded difficulty mode on top of the full $60 price? I'm not supporting it.

BradBurns
BradBurns

Two things I can't stand together in one place. 

I'm tired of the over exposure of The Last of Us. Good game, but calm down. I'm tired of  girl's face. 

Secondly, the whole woman with a bow thing. It's cheesy, overused, and obviously done for a quick buck.

I mean, Brave, The Last of Us, Tomb Raider, Hunger Games, all of it obviously comes from marketing firms that tell developers that bows on woman is the new hip thing and that it'll boost sales if you do it. It's so hack at this point.

snake3rules
snake3rules

They need to show off way more footage of this, that one shot of the giraffes doesnt highlight the differences well enough at all.

Dieknochenblume
Dieknochenblume

Well, I don't think it's just for former 360 owners. I have a PS3 and a friend lent TLOU to me, and that's how I played it once. Obviously, I really want to buy the game, but I wanted to wait for a GOTY edition, or a complete edition with the DLC, since I never got to have the season pass. So, this is also great for people who have played it and want a complete and improved version now. It's even better if you played it for free then, and you're ok with paying full price now for a complete edition. I'm so glad I won't have to pay for any season pass now.

woodystew
woodystew

For UK Players ... Zavvi has a deal on atm for TLOU PS4, I've just pre-ordered it for £35. Thought I'd share an awesome deal for an incredible game.

Bigjoe275
Bigjoe275

Last of us only sold 6 million copies on ps3 for the $60 price. 6 million PS4's sold there were 40 million PS3's sold. That tells me sony didn't make there targeted goal so there pretty much trying to re coup there losses buy selling it again at the full price. So you get 1 million sold on PS4 add that to the 6 million. If sony wants to sell more than there goal then $30 has to be there targeted goal if there going to sell more. If not I'll just wait and get my copy at my local gamestop used.

Triton
Triton

Good news for folks that have never played it. Or never bought a PS3.

Humdinger80
Humdinger80

I'm also a 360 to now proud owner of a PS4 and there was only ONE game on the PS3 I felt I was missing out on and it's this one. But not only is this not just a port (which I was expecting and would have gladly paid 60 for) It's a remake with the DLC also getting the makeover treatment. Thank you Naughty Dog. Thank you.

TheExxorcist
TheExxorcist

I will gladly buy it again. Support Naughty Dog, They will support you, that's what it's all about:)

I would love to see more games like TLOU. .. no doubt

Cpt_Cosmonaut
Cpt_Cosmonaut

I NEVER PLAYED it but I will for the PS4, can somone tell me without (SPOILERS) what the game is about, I mean I know it's survival but like playwise, like forginig, is it open world, how open? etc zombies? etc 

domisbatman
domisbatman

Never played it when I had a PS3 , maybe I'll try it. I don't like zombie games though 

Adapttttttt
Adapttttttt

I would ask what's the point of buying the same game twice, then I remembered SF4

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

Re-buy & replay an over rated game on already outdated technology... Yay...

mattman127
mattman127

Again, used copies of the PS3 version are still worth $50. Why would they not sell it for $60

FrankDuxx
FrankDuxx

am I the only one thinking that people here don't know what they talking about.


notfrylock1987
notfrylock1987

PORTSTATION 4.


WATCH TV IN THEIR WORLD....REBUY ALL YOUR OLDSHIT IN OURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jinx200001
jinx200001

Well im one of the people that never got to play this because i had an xbox 360, so ill be buying it for ps4, i bet this is true for many more than you realise, remember sony have a pretty good idea how many new customers they have by how many new psn account sign ups there have been and its a lot, not only this but alot of "sony long timers" will love to play what is virtually a hd remake of a great game especially if it isnt full price

sanchango
sanchango

@BradBurns  1st thing-Couldn't agree more
2nd thing-I think you're just over analyzing that. If that were the case, then as you said, sales would have boosted, yet they didn't. Reason Hunger games does so well is that there are people who actually read the books. Brave is just good, Tomb Raider...well Lara Croft(well imo I think that's the main reason). The last of Us is because of story.

daviz88
daviz88

agreed, even though I will still buy the game for the PS4 for it's sweet controller, more footage will be appreciated. most likely holding back till E3

notfrylock1987
notfrylock1987

@TheExxorcist  

Yup. Support Naughty Dog and you'll get HD remakes of games that were already in HD and not even a year old yet.

coolmanmick
coolmanmick

@Cpt_Cosmonaut  

"What the game is about" - It's a love story. A father and daughter kind of love story.


"is it open world, how open" - Pretty open but if your expecting open world like Skyrim then look elsewhere. It's more open than CoD for sure. Like a lot more.


"Playwise" - If you played Uncharted then its exactly the same as it only more improved, closer up camera and a bit more powerful. If you have a PS3 but never played Uncharted, then there is a demo to try out. If not then take the chance and you will love it. The Order 1886 looks like a very similar gameplay so if you like one chances are you will like the other.


And they aren't really zombies. Very similar to zombies but they behave the same way (sort of) but they are really just infected.

TheExxorcist
TheExxorcist

It's good stuff... If any Remastered game is worth $60 it's this one!!!

notfrylock1987
notfrylock1987

@Cpt_Cosmonaut  


Mushroom Zombies kill everyone, Ellie Gets bit by one but never turns, so she's a possible cure, Joel doesn't turn her in at the end because they were going to kill her and use her brain. Joel said nah, so he killed all the scientist and lied to her about them not being able to use her after all.

woodystew
woodystew

@domisbatman Don't think of it as a zombie game, the people are much worse. I can't play Resident Evil 1, or any other horror game for that matter, but this game I could easily play and it has turned into my all time favourite game. Honestly, give it a go, you will not regret it.

justerthought
justerthought

@XNEXUS666X

Wrong on three counts. Firstly, some will be buying it who have never played it before. Secondly, The Last Of Us is one of the best games ever made. Your opinion is outweighed by the vast majority who have actually played it and appreciate its merit. And thirdly, the PS4 the most powerful gaming console ever made and is a vast improvement on the PS3, so it cannot be outdated if it is moving consoles forward. Your smug remark just makes you look dumb.

daviz88
daviz88

in which place? HARRODS?

Fatalv
Fatalv

@mattman127  Last of Us is $20 used at Gamefly… nowhere close to $50.

justerthought
justerthought

@FrankDuxx

Most of the people making comments here have never actually played the game and are just xboxers sucking sour grapes trying to find a way to pisss on Sony's parade. They moan like someone is twisting their arm into doing something. Buying the game is optional. It's not like Kinect. You have a choice.

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

@notfrylock1987 LOL so don't play games ona  gaming console versus playing games you may have never played before new and improved over the previous version? You and those who liked your comment just approved of retarded comments.... Yeah... so you guys are the missing link to Obama's second term.. damnnn there IS a lot of idiots out there...

justerthought
justerthought

@notfrylock1987

lol angry man. You need to lighten up because constant bitterness isn't good for you. I'll be smiling and having fun with The Last Of Us on PS4, and you will still be bitching and unhappy with your XB1. It does not have to be like that because you have a choice, but I think you deserve the XB1 as punishment for being miserable and bitter.

What is the point making cynical remarks about Sony. You're not exactly doing it for our benefit, trying to save us from being conned by big bad Sony, and it won't help fix problems on your XB1. Sony are doing what we want them to do. Both sides benefit.

BradBurns
BradBurns

@sanchango  Actually, that is why they're doing it, believe it or not. Yes, it's lame, but it's true.

They hire marketing firms that analyse current trends, sales figures, statistics, focus groups (all that fun stuff) and then they tell developers "you know what's hot right now?".  It doesn't guarantee sales, but the reasoning is that it might. Or that it will fare better if you do insert the image of a lady with a bow lookin' all serious. 

The point is to minimize risk.

jinx200001
jinx200001

Same can be said about titanfall, whats your point?

nigelholden
nigelholden

Although I thought it was a good game, there is serious error measuring the quality of something by popularity.

notfrylock1987
notfrylock1987

@justerthought  

My PC pretty much shits all over the PS4 and the X1 so..yeah. The PS4 will be outdated by PC standards in another 2 years.

Fatalv
Fatalv

@justerthought  +1 I'll likely  be buying it for PS4 since I never owned it on PS3 and have too big of a backlog to catch up on and it doesn't look like there is a PS3 Game of the Year edition coming with all the DLC.

notfrylock1987
notfrylock1987

@Kinguard73 @notfrylock1987  


An HD Remake of a Game that was already in HD and could be played at 1080p and it isn't evena year old? and you have no problems defending that?

Seems to me like you are the one that is retarded. Remakes/Remastered Games are usually something you do, 5 years down the road....not less then a year after the original release. It kinda shows the smart people like me your obviously money grab and lack of originality at this point. 

notfrylock1987
notfrylock1987

@Xvault77 @notfrylock1987  

yeah, im jealous of everyone paying for a game I already beat, that was already in HD and isn't even a year old.

Again.

PORTSTATION 4! 

WATCH TV IN THEIR WORLD...REBUY AND STREAM ALL YOUR OLD SHIT FOR A PRICE IN OURS!!!!!

notfrylock1987
notfrylock1987

@Cpt_Cosmonaut @se007 @notfrylock1987  

Oh, The Gameplay? The Gameplay is okay. Gun play i still whahcky like in uncharted, the A.I is retarded as all hell. Joel can't be seen by anyone or the whole map gets alerted to him, Ellie on the other hand, can run right in front of enemies and even run directly into them, forcing them to move and they won't even acknowledge her.

se007
se007

@Cpt_Cosmonaut I think that gunplay was refreshingly slow and methodical, I can't remember any shooter this generation with a similar approach, the combat feeled visceral and brutal, and there aren't that much zombies, main enemies are the people. The main point is that there aren't packs of ammo and medkits lying around, so you should plan your attacks, and try to aim carefully and pull headshots as much as possible.

TheExxorcist
TheExxorcist

The gameplay is awesome! Only way to describe it, is to play it honestly... that would be like me "Telling" you what my dinner tasted like...

Cpt_Cosmonaut
Cpt_Cosmonaut

@se007 @notfrylock1987 @Cpt_Cosmonaut  I COULD CARE LESS ABOUT THE STORY LINE HONESTLY. I just wanted to know what gameplay feels like....like if its boring if its like Left for Dead, or Island riptide etc  etc. could give 2 shi*&s about the story sooooo yea

TheExxorcist
TheExxorcist

We are talking about a game that wouldn't even play on your PC... get it? So to this games standards, your PC is garbage, along with any other system besides the PS3 and PS4

notfrylock1987
notfrylock1987

@Kinguard73 @notfrylock1987 @justerthought  

Lets see. I dont like racing games.

I own GRound Zeroes, beat it in literally an hour. But i knew that going in.
I own Infamous S.S, I beat that in three days with 2 hour play sessions.
I own BF4 and it got boring very fast
Knack is Garbage and I don't waste my money on Indie Games.

phloyd74
phloyd74

@notfrylock1987 @justerthought  cross generation titles are common at the start of a new generation of consoles. lets face it PS4 is lacking in any big exclusives right now, xbone has titanfall to wave about, so Sony needed something to shout about. TBH, if they'd announced this was coming back in December, Id have bought a PS4, not a PS3...