The Last of Us PS4 turns the graphics up to 11, Naughty Dog says

Plus, co-president Evan Wells reveals that Naughty Dog began work on the game almost immediately after it wrapped production on the original.

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The Last of Us Remastered for the PlayStation 4 will be a visually stunning experience, Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells said about the game's visual fidelity in a new interview.

"The graphic fidelity has been turned up to eleven. We've got 1080p, we're pushing the draw distances further, we're creating higher resolution character models, better lighting, better shadows," Wells told PlayStation Access in a new interview.

Naughty Dog is targeting 60 fps for The Last of Us Remastered, but the game's final frame-rate has not been revealed, as the game was only just announced yesterday. Sony today released a snippet of footage from the PS4 version, and it does look quite impressive.

Also in the interview, Wells revealed that Naughty Dog got to work on The Last of Us Remastered almost immediately after it wrapped production on the original PlayStation 3 game last year.

"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]," he said. "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."

The Last of Us Remastered arrives for PS4 this summer, and retailers say it will cost $60. In addition to updated graphics, the game will feature previously released single- and multiplayer expansions, as well as director's commentary from Neil Druckmann, and audio from voice actors Troy Baker (Joel) and Ashley Johnson (Ellie).

Naughty Dog has (at least) two internal development teams. One is working on The Last of Us Remastered, while the other is currently moving forward on the all-new Uncharted game for PS4. Wells said the "lion's share" of Naughty Dog staffers are working on that game.

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Discussion

323 comments
hottigro
hottigro

I do not understand that The Last of Us Remastered if you has out a GT5 for the PS5 and does GT5 Remastered me seems ridiculous, should be Thelast of Us for PS5 without much roll.


No entiendo eso The Last of Us Remastered  si  va ha salir un GT5 para la PS5 y no dice GT5 Remastered me parce una fantochada, debería ser The last of Us para PS5 sin tanto rollo.

progdog
progdog

So, visually it looks better. How about the AI?

viperbit3
viperbit3

Another million PS4 units is going to be sold thanks to ND for remastering the last of us for PS4. This is the moment every xbox owner is kicking themselves for choosing the weakest and biggest loser console the Xbox one

Dasim64
Dasim64

Now if we could just get Rockstar to do the same for GTA 5. Will definitely pick up The Last of Us for the PS4 and play through it again. 

ohjtbehaaave
ohjtbehaaave

My amp and PS4 go to Eleven - Nigel Tufnel

grey_fox1984
grey_fox1984

Played it on PS3 twice, but happily pre-ordered the soft copy the second it was on PSN, I love this game. 

Foxhound1982
Foxhound1982

I dont understand the blind fury on here. those who missed this classic on PS3 now have a chance to play it on PS4. Seems good to me.

paynec87
paynec87

As I never owned a PS3 but bought a PS4 this gen, I will definitely be buying this. It's a game I've always wanted to play but never had the opportunity.

JRD1912
JRD1912

This port is getting way too much buzz.  It was a greet game and all but come on.

Jlm70
Jlm70

I stopped playing TLOU on PS3 as soon as I bought a PS4: I was sure ND would have ported TLOU to next gen and I'd like moving my savegame from PS3 to PS4... and finish the game in next gen :-)

Pls ND give us savegame portability! :)

papapico619
papapico619

I too jumped ship from Xbox and I think all Sonys flagship 2013 games should be ported! I would love to play drakes , uncharted 3.

ty_f
ty_f

As someone who jumped ship from MS, this is very exciting. I wasn't going to get last of us 2 because I never play #1. I heard it was a great game, now I can find out for myself!

alpha_681
alpha_681

So, they are listening.


I say we "clamor" for gameplay tweaks. Better AI, character pathing etc. Maybe a preview of Uncharted mechanics?

The visuals and story is what already made this game top-notch. I mean they are talking about turning up tha "10" aspects into "11",


I think the gameplay was only a "9". There is more room for improvement there, that's what needs to be turned up to "11".

Rennik_Repotsir
Rennik_Repotsir

Evan Wells! Crank up the gameplay dial! To your left! No, your other left! Next to the graphics dial!

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

I am glad to hear all the models are being updated so the 60 dollars might be worth it to some PS3 users. That said I never played it so would be happy regardless. The idea of it being more than a port like Tomb Raider however is nice. (looks like Laura was the only thing really buffed up.)

shingui5
shingui5

My god, these comments -.-

What the hell is the matter with you people?

GamerYnoX
GamerYnoX

TLOU remastered at 1080p with all expansions included. I'll pay $60.

Martyr77
Martyr77

I would get a PS4 just to play this. Amazing game.

2Black2Strong
2Black2Strong

I don't care if Sony wants to milk TLOU, but to repackage a 10 month old PS3 game with a higher resolution on PS4 for full price is disrespectful. Naughty Dog/Sony is clearly trying to recover some revenue while they work on Uncharted 4. Might as well have some cash flow since their next project isn't due out for quite some time. 

mirage_so3
mirage_so3

Obsessive fans turned me off this game. I thought it might be cool then people started bitching it only got an 8. Just gave it a whole sour mood to me.

toastyethan
toastyethan

@Dasim64  R* WILL port GTA V. WAAAAYYYYY too much $$$ left on the table if they don't. 99.999999% chance of them porting it!

pc_friendly
pc_friendly

@alpha_681  I fully agree. While the original was very nice graphically, the AI was relatively weak and not that challenging at all. It needed more challenge and more variety of "bad" guys.

grey_fox1984
grey_fox1984

@Kinguard73  The frame rate in the PS4 version of Tomb Raider alone made it worth a replay - that game is buttery smooth compared to the original. 

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

This so bears repeating...

I just like it that everyone is up in arms over a game that garner so much attention.

Is it the fact that it is a upgraded rehash or the fact it's one that won over 200 awards and rewards those 360 players like me that told M$ to suck it? =)

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

@Martyr77 I didn't because I had no idea this was coming but glad I did more so. =) ex 360 player =)

Techtroll
Techtroll

@2Black2Strong  your still crying go get a tissue crybaby or some pampers to go with that butthurt your getting  way too emotional over a videogame how old are you like 10 lmao

Vexov
Vexov

@2Black2Strong  Or you can look at it as the PS4 version with higher graphics. I never played or own it for the PS3, so im not seeing much problem getting it for PS4.


I had hoped it would get a PS4 version, so i held off (plus i got rid of my PS3). When i heard of Playstation now, i was happy i would be playing it without borrowing off of someone, but now with the PS4 remastered version, its even better news.

PS4Lives
PS4Lives

@mirage_so3  I don't believe in that score. The one who put it wants to make his name against the definitive platform choice.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

@mirage_so3 So it's the game's fault that there are ponies on the internet who disagree with Tom McShea?

It got 9.5s and 10s almost everywhere else

chiefsplitNwigs
chiefsplitNwigs

@chev9346  I'm guessing most Xbot fanboys spend more time watching TV than they do playing games on their Xbones

2Black2Strong
2Black2Strong

@Vexov The you should get it at a discount. Paying full price is a rip off. Anyone that brings up 60fps is fuckin idiot! The game is slow and at NO TIME garner the speed of 60 fps. Who the fuck cares except number whores. This game is NOT a shooter and at most times plays like MGS, so none that matters. The developer said they worked on SHADOWS, HIGHER RESOLUTION, and BETTER LIGHTING....WHO THE FUCK CARES? Those are all practically the same thing if you think about it  He said the same thing 3 times with 3 different words. Where's the anti-aliasing or pop in textures? Where's the additional animation or background effects for atmosphere

2Black2Strong
2Black2Strong

@chiefsplitNwigs @chev9346  I heard that stupid ass joke last summer. Wanna come up with something new by now? It was corny then just as it is now. No one even talks about that stupid shit after the consoles release. The only thing they say now is that it doesn't need Kinect. Sony fanboys have no fuckin leg to stand on so they try and defend their purchase

JRD1912
JRD1912

@viperbit3  I could give a shit about Titanfall.  I said TLoU was a great game.  Nice job reading.

viperbit3
viperbit3

This coming from someone who is just jealous because titanfall was crap and a flop.

mario_ps3
mario_ps3

@2Black2Strong Exactly, just because it has slightly higher better graphics they should not shove down our asses for 60 dollars.  It's the same fucking game with the addition of the DLC.  They should be happy with 30 dollars and stop being so fucking greedy.

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

@2Black2Strong you have the right to your opinion.... you also have the right to be completely wrong and off yer rocker as well. =)

e1tonka
e1tonka

The irony of all your statements is awesome. Just because you try and emphasize and be absolute with your nonsense doesn't make it true. 1080p is easily discernible at 32 inches or higher and 60 fps has nothing to do with how "fast" a game is. Also, COD has been 60 fps for YEARS.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@Vexov Just look the pictures in his profile, does he look other think than a 14 y/o punk to you?
I would say ignore the
troll, the guy is a unfunny joke.

Vexov
Vexov

@2Black2Strong @Vexov  Cause then i move around with the smoothness of 60fps. Stop being such a punk, your the idiot.

Vexov
Vexov

@2Black2Strong  FpS and resolution doesn't have anything to do with a specific game, lol. I've played games at a few different FPS, and resolutions are noticeable.


It doesn't sound like you know the difference between 30 and 60, its like jumping from jerking/skipping frames to SMOOTHNESS.

2Black2Strong
2Black2Strong

@Vexov No it is not. Playing a game at 720 is not that big a difference compared to 1080 and COD has been 30 fps since its inception. TLOU DOES NOT need 60 fps. How the fuck would you know since you said you never played it genius?

Vexov
Vexov

@2Black2Strong  I guess you never played games at lower/higher resolutions nor at lower/higher FPS?.


60fps compared to 30fps is pretty significant. 480p to 1080p is significant as well.

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

@2Black2Strong Want something new 2B or not 2S? How about you are a pimple on the ass of humanity. Is that new enough?

Vexov
Vexov

@2Black2Strong  Well, i guess next system release will be done better, as its too late to change hardware. 

2Black2Strong
2Black2Strong

@Vexov @2Black2Strong @chiefsplitNwigs @chev9346  Yes it was. Something they are trying to correct since Phil Spencer took over. Most of those head honchos are now gone that wanted all that nonsense 

Vexov
Vexov

@2Black2Strong @chiefsplitNwigs @chev9346  Listen to you talk about fanboys when you come running hot headed to defend. Everyone knows that the Xbox was built more towards multimedia while the PS4 focused on gaming.