The Last of Us PS4 vs PS3 GIF Comparison: PS3 Holds Up Well Against Its Successor

An initial comparison between the PS3 and PS4 versions of The Last of Us.

Posted By | On 28th, Jul. 2014 Under News, Screenshots | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


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With a day to go before The Last of Us Remastered hits retail stores, we decided to do some tests on how the PlayStation 4 version stacks up against last year’s PlayStation 3 release. Please note that this is just an initial test and we will have a full blown tech analysis later this week. There is probably going to be a day one patch which may improve things further.

As you can see from the GIFS below, The Last of Us Remastered features improved level of detail, high resolution textures and better  texture streaming. A feature, that is not represented in the GIFs below are the improved load time. The PS3 version had long loading times and you will be pleased to know that the Remastered version’s load times are extremely quick.

However, it comes as a surprise to us that the PS3 version holds up nicely to its PS4 counterpart. This is not to say that the PS4 version does not look amazing but for some existing owners there may be no reason for an upgrade unless you want to have access to the feature-length documentary on the making and the excellent Left Behind DLC. In our opinion, The Last of Us on the PS3 looked amazing and the PS4 version looks even better. But that should not be the only reason behind your purchase. We will have more on that in our review.

The Last of Us Remastered releases exclusively for the PlayStation 4 tomorrow in North America and on August 1st in Europe. Fore more on the game, check out its hub page here or read our review of the game here. Stay tuned for our full review of the game soon.

Note: Please note that each of the GIFs below are over 40 seconds long so make sure you give them enough time to load.

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  • Guest

    Yep, shows that shilling out another $40+ is stupid.

  • Georges

    ‘look amazing but for some existing owners there may be no reason for an upgrade’ Gaminbot just letting you know PS4 version is 60fps so that s another reason, +its 1080p on a large TV screen

    • Mark

      I think they’re trying to say those specs may not be enough to upgrade, for existing PS3 owners.

    • Georges

      No worries I know what they are trying to say 😉 (they already said this remastered is just a cash grab in their opinion)
      Its always nice to have a remastered version that you can play later with renewed interest whether you buy it day one or later on for cheaper.
      Im done with this trolling site

    • Mark

      Here’s my opinion. If there’s a ton of last gen remasters for current gen, that’s great if u wanna go back n have some fun from old games, with an upgraded punch. It isn’t like TLOU remaster’s holding back UC4.

      On a different side of the token, I think any game that re-releases within 1 1/2 years, and has only a minor visual upgrade, is in danger of being seen as a “cash grab”. The fact that it resembles the PS3 version (obviously with the remaster lookin more crisp) doesn’t help to make it an immediate “remaster” to many people imo. I think that’s the biggest factor to people. I think the 60fps couldn’t sell the game like a huge visual jump. And the DLC is a nice bonus, but not a “selling point” to most people imo.

      U know, I think Sony shoulda let TLOU get old for 2 years, then BOOM, a remaster edition to give gamers that great nostalgia back. I think they shoulda made people miss it. Otherwise I think gamers feel beat over the head with it, releasing too soon, and becoming a perceived “cash grab”. It’s all perception though. But a smart person will make u miss something, and then it’ll become “Darn I loved that game”.

    • Georges

      a few last things, if people think its too soon nothing prevents them from waiting a year then they can buy it for very cheap (which many will do including me waiting for a few months) so that s a very good thing for them and not a ‘cash grab’ focus from DN 2 as for ‘cash grab’ label Im sure they could sell this game £50 instead of £30 that you can find in UK and many will buy it so this is actually a very good offer for people who never played it with all dlc included and yea 60fps is the big deal in this remaster


 

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