Naughty Dog: We Wanted To Make The Last of Us on PS4 a True Remaster

‘We wanted to keep it the same experience.’

Posted By | On 17th, Jul. 2014 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

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The Last of Us released on the PlayStation 3 last year, but we’re already getting a re-release with The Last of Us: Remastered on the PlayStation 4, which is hitting stores later this month. Naughty Dog recently took to Gamespot to explain exactly what all had changed in this edition of the game, and… it seems like not much has, honestly.

“We up-resed textures, we also turned on various graphics features that, on the PS3 we could only afford to turn on here and there in certain spots where it really offered bang for the buck, and in some cases those are turned on across the board now, like the bounce light from the flashlight,” they said. “There’s better anti-aliasing. Just a host of graphical improvements that bring a lot of crispness and additional quality to the look of the game.”

“Our goal with the Remaster was to keep it as a ‘true’ remaster. Even though we had some ideas, we wanted to really just focus on keeping the same core experience. We dove into a couple things, like the new features with the PS4 controller.”

Yeah, guys… that sounds like a very poor excuse to me, if anyone wants to play the original game, it’s right there, it exists, it’s still being sold, it’s barely a year old, it’s not even rare to find. With the recent spate of news about this game, The Last of Us on PS4 is increasingly coming off to me as a cynical cash grab made exclusively to pad up the PS4’s anemic lineup this year (and maybe to get Naughty Dog familiar with the hardware with a relatively safe project).

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  • Антон Иванов

    Whoever wrote this article doesn’t deserve to call himself a Gaming Journalist. WHAT ARE YOU WRITING? When Tomb Raider came out nobody was complaining. GTA 5 is coming to current gen consoles – and it’s okay. The Last of Us comes to PS4 with ALL DLC and upgraded visuals for 50$ – IT’S “a cynical crash grab”. Okay. DONT BUY, you can’t persuade me not to buy, because I haven’t played it on PS3. Have a nice day and think before you write.

  • Georges

    lol you are the one cynical Pramath XD its a remaster no need to say much more for many who want to play this game in 1080p 60fps .. lol waiting for your article about the remaster chief collection then if you want to be equally cynical

  • justerthought

    How can a PS4 The Last Of Us remaster be a cash grab when it is players like me that have been wanting it even before it was announced. Sony are supplying a service people want, they are not creating a need that did not exist just to make money. This article is simply a self centred personal rant that shows a total lack of intolerance for other players and what they want.

    The Last Of Us is one of the best games ever made. It deserves to be played long into the future by future generations. Games don’t age well visually as hardware improves. The article is basically telling me that classic films should never be remastered in HD because they already exist on DVD. With that mentality we would still be watching classic movies on VHS video tape. It’s an incredibly small minded simplistic view. The author needs to find another job because he lacks the maturity to be a journalist.

    • metalman5150

      Good observation & comment.

  • Michael Norris

    I swear this site is being paid by MS or Nintendo.

  • demfax

    Why are TLOU Remastered and other PS3 exclusive remakes being made?

    1. financing for next gen projects
    2. experience on next gen hardware to better create next gen projects
    3. at least half of PS4 owners didn’t own a PS3 which is a huge brand new audience
    4. many PS3 exclusive games were critically acclaimed and sold well
    5. there are already plenty of new IPs being created

    TLOU is practically a new game to at least half (~4.3 million) of PS4 owners that never owned a PS3 and never had a chance to play it. Same with Beyond: Two Souls or any PS3 exclusive game brought to PS4.

    TLOU is one of the most critically acclaimed video games ever and sold 6+ million copies on PS3, it’s coming with DLC and multiplayer, 1080p 60 fps with better textures and visual effects, and releasing at a discount price.

  • GHz

    Not against the remake @ all. Depends on the price attached to it though. The fact is the game is old. How much is it worth today? And smart business move would be to allow people who bought the ps3 version upgrade to the newer ps4 version for a reasonable price- $5.99. I’m guessing this game will come out @ 29.99-39.99 price tag. Any higher would be criminal. Just my opinion.


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