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.

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


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

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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.

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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.

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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> 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...

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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.

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hahahahahahahahaha this is so hilarious!

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

Pfff, Sony...

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Dude your stupid thinking that remastered is all about resolution ...

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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> 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 :)

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

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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.

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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?

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@hermitkiller Pirate Gamers just show off.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> True gamers pay for their games to support the Devs. GTFO. And don't come back.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Be honest, if you could download games for free easily you would do the exact same thing.

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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?

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Doesn't that still make it the PS3 version?...not the "Remastered" version?

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

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

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"There is some good news for multiplayer fans, however, as << LINK REMOVED >> can be downloaded to the PS4 version at no extra charge."

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

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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.

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And I won't buy the ps4 remastered edition.

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Moooh!!!!!!

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Naughty dogs and sony just drop the balls.

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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...

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<< LINK REMOVED >> or just make some CRASH(bandicoot) during their downtime :)

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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.

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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!

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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.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Its not overrated.You know what is overrated?CoD.

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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.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> That was a joke right? Wasn't a very funny one though.

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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> PS3 version will lose most of its value once the remaster comes out

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Trade it in before it comes out derp.

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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

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"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

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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> 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.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> 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

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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.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Exactly.

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There should be a discount for upgrading consoles.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I agree with you. There should be a discount for a PS3 to PS4 upgrade.

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