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Sony announces The Last of Us Remastered for PS4

Sony announces The Last of Us Remastered for PS4

The Last of Us Remastered for the PS4 includes revamped Full HD visuals, commentary for cinematics, and bundled DLC.

Sony has announced plans to release a remastered edition of hit PlayStation 3 title The Last of Us for the PS4, promising revamped Full HD visuals at 1080p.

Recently the subject of a film deal with Ghost House Pictures and Sam Raimi, The Last of Us follows the exploits of the player-character Joel and Ellen Page-inspired companion Ellie as they work together to survive in a post-apocalyptic world devastated by a mind-controlling fungus. Its gripping storyline has led to numerous awards, with many critics proclaiming it a must-have title for all PS3 gamers.

For those who have made the jump to the non-backwards-compatible PS4, though, Sony has promised a rerelease. Dubbed The Last of Us Remastered, the new version of the game will include higher-resolution character models, improved shadows and lighting, upgraded textures and other visual tweaks - all, developer Naughty Dog has promised, running at a targeted 60 frames per second Full HD.

As well as the improved graphics, the Remastered edition will include commentary for all cinematics from creative director and writer Neil Druckmann alongside voice actors Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson who play Joel and Ellie respectively. The PS4 rerelease will also come bundled with the Left Behind single-player expansion, the Abandoned Territories multiplayer map pack, and an as-yet unreleased map pack dubbed REclaimed Territories.

Sony has raised eyebrows with its promised pre-order bonuses, however. Those buying the game from selected retailers can receive extra Supply Points for Factions mode along with boosted abilities - increased healing and crafting speeds, increased reloading speeds and ammunition capacities - for the single-player campaign, leaving those who prefer to buy their games at the time of release at a disadvantage.

A formal launch date has yet to be announced, with Sony aiming for a summer release.

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Instagib 10th April 2014, 20:44 Quote
So does this mean it's coming out on the PC?
Mister_Tad 10th April 2014, 22:42 Quote
Why would it?
Instagib 10th April 2014, 23:18 Quote
Just hoping really. Played it on the ps3 and it was easily one of the best games I have ever played. Period. I was hoping that if they took the time to code it for the PS4, maybe they could tweak it for the PC too? I mean the difference between a PS3 and a PS4 is a ravine when compared to the difference between a PS4 and PC.

Wishful thinking though.
SimoomiZ 11th April 2014, 08:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by Instagib
Just hoping really. Played it on the ps3 and it was easily one of the best games I have ever played. Period. I was hoping that if they took the time to code it for the PS4, maybe they could tweak it for the PC too? I mean the difference between a PS3 and a PS4 is a ravine when compared to the difference between a PS4 and PC.

Wishful thinking though.

AMD say porting games across from PS4 to PC is easier too.

Can't imagine Sony bringing it to MS Windows though. And a SteamOS release isn't really viable with its small install base
Impatience 11th April 2014, 09:38 Quote
I'd buy a separate HDD to boot SteamOS onto if it meant I could play games like TLOU! I wouldn't mind swapping out a SATA cable based on which OS I want to use!
Maki role 11th April 2014, 09:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by SimoomiZ
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Originally Posted by Instagib
Just hoping really. Played it on the ps3 and it was easily one of the best games I have ever played. Period. I was hoping that if they took the time to code it for the PS4, maybe they could tweak it for the PC too? I mean the difference between a PS3 and a PS4 is a ravine when compared to the difference between a PS4 and PC.

Wishful thinking though.

AMD say porting games across from PS4 to PC is easier too.

Can't imagine Sony bringing it to MS Windows though. And a SteamOS release isn't really viable with its small install base

To be honest I doubt it'll come to PC for same reason why Halo (the new releases that is) won't. It's a console defining top game. I know people who bought PS3s for this game, Sony will want to keep it as a reason to buy a PS4. It's annoying from our end, but it makes sense from a business perspective if it helps to ensure a larger install base for the console.
true_gamer 13th April 2014, 14:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by Maki role
To be honest I doubt it'll come to PC for same reason why Halo (the new releases that is) won't. It's a console defining top game. I know people who bought PS3s for this game, Sony will want to keep it as a reason to buy a PS4. It's annoying from our end, but it makes sense from a business perspective if it helps to ensure a larger install base for the console.

Too true! - I did this when GTA San Andreas came out on PS2. I couldn't wait around for the Xbox release, so I went out and bought a PS2 just to play it.
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