The Last of Us Remastered confirmed for PlayStation 4
posted on 04.09.14 at 12:29 PM EST by (@salromano)
PS4 version offers 1080p graphics, higher resolution models, more.

The Last of Us

Following leaks, Sony Computer Entertainment has confirmed The Last of Us Remastered is coming to PlayStation 4 this summer.

The PlayStation 4 version runs in full 1080p, and offers higher resolution character models, improved shadows and lighting, upgraded textures, and several other gameplay improvements. It’s targeting 60 frames per second and is developed by Naughty Dog, not outsourced. All post-launch downloadable content, including the ‘Abandoned Territories’ and ‘Reclaimed Territories’ map packs and ‘Left Behind’ single-player expansion, are also included.

It will also feature an exclusive director’s commentary for all in-game cinematics featuring creative director and writer Neil Druckmann, Joel voice actor Troy Baker, and Ellie voice actress Ashley Johnson.

Pre-ordering the game, which will cost $59.99 when it launches, will net you the following bonuses:

  • 100 Supply Points (XP) for use in Factions mode
  • Two special bonus skins for Joel and Ellie which will be unlocked after your complete the single player campaign
  • Increased Crafting Speed for use in the Single Player Campaign
  • Increased Healing Speed for use in the Single Player Campaign
  • 9mm Reload Speed Increase Upgrade for use in the Single Player Campaign
  • Rifle Clip Capacity Increase Upgrade for use in the Single Player Campaign

Pre-orders on the PlayStation Store include three extra bonuses:

  • Early Access to the Brawler Survival Skill in Factions Mode
  • Early Access to additional Loadout Points for use in Factions mode
  • Early Access to the Jeep Cap and Surgical Mask for use in Factions mode

Other than summer, a specific release date has yet to be announced.

  • ragingmerifes

    No 60fps, I guess?

    • DarthBrian

      Neither confirmed nor denied.

      Probably 30fps though.

    • bloodiOS

      You never know, remember how the devs of Tomb Raider pretty much dodged every question about the frame rate of the Definitive Edition but it turned out to be targeting 60fps at launch.

    • Zackasaur

      60fps confirmed on Twitter by Naughty Dog. c:

  • Nhiroz

    Is this worth getting? I was going to buy the PS3 version the other day. Shall i wait?

    • DarthBrian

      If you don’t have the PS3 version, wait for the PS4 version.

      • Nhiroz

        So its worth the extra money then? Thanks for the reply :-D

        • new_tradition

          I think for first-timer buyers it’s a decent deal. Unless I’m mistaken, the Left Behind DLC itself is 14.99, so people who bought TLoU at launch spent 59.99 bucks at least for just the game.

          • bloodiOS

            That is actually still $19.99 on PSN. Beside, this enhanced port will also includes the $12.99 map pack. For first-timer, it is a good deal.

  • DarthBrian

    As I’ve stated previously, I’ll be getting it asap. I can’t play the game on my PS3. It crashes the machine after about 15 minutes to an hour of gameplay. So I’ll gladly pay for the PS4 version so I can finally play the damn thing.

  • Unretributed

    This was leaked by like 8 different sources for months now and Sony’s just now confirming it?
    It makes me think they were trying to save this for e3 or something.

    Which is good, I prefer they reveal something a little more relevant at e3 for those of us who’re done with TLOU. Something new.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      The first real concrete leak was only 2 weeks ago, though (Sony’s Turkey VP saying it).

      • Unretributed

        It’s been leaked by self proclaimed insiders from unreliable sources for months now.

        I believed it because its not like this was unlikely or unbelievable. (ex. Shemue 3)

        • Budgiecat

          SHENMUE III!

          aaaaaaagh

  • Cry_Zero

    Wow dat cover!!!!

  • http://psnprofiles.com/AbbaZaba23 Bangarang

    Really can’t decide if I should buy this (again) after having already finished it on PS3…Thoughts?

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    post updated

  • bloodiOS

    I personally won’t be double-dipping if the game isn’t going to be operating at 60fps.

    • Ghost Doge

      That and the whole $60 thing. I’d get it on sale, sure, but $60’s too much for me >.>

  • Invisbin

    I’ve had enough with this game. I just need the last bit of dlc.

    • EX+

      I don’t even have this game but I agree.

  • 罪罰

    Should go 60 fps, no reason not to with the PS4.

    • DarthBrian

      They may want to stick with 30fps for that “cinematic feel”. *shrug*

      • 罪罰

        Naughty Movies, I forgot.

      • bloodiOS

        Nah, the original game went for an average of 24fps due to hardware limitations but this time around, they’ll lock it at 24fps and automatically switch your display to operate at 24Hz mode in order to ensure a true cinematic experience xP

        • DarthBrian

          Wasn’t the original 30? I have no idea since I can’t seem to play the game on my PS3 without it crashing. :p

          Or are you joking? :p

          • bloodiOS

            I was partly joking but the frame date does, in fact, dip down to the low 20s a lot of times.

  • blank059

    $60 Really!? It should be $40 at most.

  • Wolf Star

    $60 is a lot… I’ll wait.

  • Skerj

    Please don’t spend a significant amount of stage time at E3 showing us this.

    • Reda1234

      I hope they deliver at this E3. Last E3 left a bad taste in my mouth..

    • blank059

      Couldn’t agree with you more.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    interview with naughty dog here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bPJWGMM1b4

    can’t watch it atm tho

    • bloodiOS

      So they worked on the PS4 version as soon as they finished with the PS3 version… nice?

  • César H. Sandoval

    So, there’s gonna be even more DLC for it?

    I was hoping this could be a “complete” edition.

  • Bob Obb

    Would’ve probably a bought a PS4 early if this was $40

  • PrinceHeir

    I hope they implement Left Behind within the single player campaign without having to access it on a separate menu like what Deus Ex Human Revolution Director’s Cut did(need to finish The Missing Link soon)

    Also add in Ellie’s outfit from Left Behind to be playabale in single player both on the main story and left behind scenario as well. Basically all costumes should be able to be use at any time(like Uncharted 2 did)

    Also add in Gallery Mode please!!! I don’t know why Naughty Dog stop putting gallery modes on their games after Uncharted 2. I want to watch the whole thing again in case i just want to sit back and relax.

    Also eat your words Eric from Naughty Dog!! Funny how he laughs at the possibility of making a PS4 version, then boom here it is.

    • Zackasaur

      I personally think Left Behind should absolutely be played after TLoU is finished. That’s how it was intentionally designed, and that’s how it is best appreciated.

      • Budgiecat

        thats not exactly what he said

  • DarthBrian
    • Budgiecat

      Are they improving the A.I. like how it was originally promised to be like before they dumbed it down??

      • DarthBrian

        We can only hope.

        • Budgiecat

          I’m prepared for the worst….

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Updated post. Sorry for lateness. Haven’t been able to be at the PC today.

  • Zackasaur

    Do want. @_@

  • http://lfdn.deviantart.com/ CosmicNova

    Where’s the Single player DLC? That was the only reason I held off on the PS3 version of the game. All the dlc should be on this PS4 version, if they which to justify that damn price, in my opinion.

    • Budgiecat

      “All post-launch downloadable content, including ‘Abandoned Territories,’ ‘Reclaimed Territories,’ and ‘Left Behind,’ are also included.”

      • http://lfdn.deviantart.com/ CosmicNova

        Shit, i didn’t even see that…

        • Budgiecat

          It’s because I’m so cool…

          • http://lfdn.deviantart.com/ CosmicNova

            Yeah, you are too cool for school man!

  • Adol Christin

    “For those asking, @Naughty_Dog is developing The Last of Us Remastered and we’re targeting 60fps”

    Corrinne Yu [Halo 4] is also working on the remaster.
    https://twitter.com/Corrinne/status/453948902010408960
    https://twitter.com/neil_druckmann/status/453956735376424960

    • DarthBrian

      Trying to steal my thunder? T_T

      • Adol Christin

        Mmmmmmm no.

      • bloodiOS

        Nope, Adol be stealing your lightning instead xP

        • DarthBrian

          Mai Raitoningu? T_T

          • bloodiOS

            You will be loving that NTR feels.

    • Articuno76

      In Tomb Raider speech that would mean the framerate is unlocked. But I trust that the developers will actually get it running at a stable 60.

  • Elvick

    Day 1, again.

    • Budgiecat

      Why not day 7?

      • bloodiOS

        Why wait six more days when the price remains the same anyway?

        • Budgiecat

          okay why not day 77 or day 111 then?

          • bloodiOS

            Because Elvick wants to experience that port day 1.

            • Budgiecat

              Why? unless the gameplay is improved I dont see the point.

              Now if it has:

              1) Improved enemy A.I. system (as originally promised)

              2)Ellie consequence system (as originally promised)

              3)bigger areas to explore

              4)alternate endings (based on decisions you make in game which effect said Ellie consequence system)

              5)teach Ellie to swim

              6)teach Ellie guitar

              then it’d be worthy. So far, all this is, is a port of whatever they were able to run on the PC before they adjusted for PS3; ie, a simple resolution upgrade. Visuals alone. Let’s improve the actual gameplay if they wanna charge full price and expect people to double dip….

              • bloodiOS

                The point isn’t meant for you to see or understand. He wants it, he buys it.

                • Budgiecat

                  that’s not the point of an opinion

                  • bloodiOS

                    Except that he wasn’t stating an opinion. He was just expressing his desire. He likes it so he will buy it again now that it’s even better. Simple.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Which is redundant post imo
                      Sorry “day 1 buy” meme just irks me for discussion threads. It adds nothing. Its just shallow fanboy cheerleading imo. I asked why to promote discussion. If the game is no offering anything new in terms of gameplay which is ALWAYS more important than graphics, then I would like to get an elaboration as to why for the sake of discussion.

                      Because the last thing we need is the industry to keep thinking its okay to milk us with shallow graphical ports with barely any effort at full price instead of real improvements in gameplay and content or new games…

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF0EaH73ee4

                      Fix the things mentioned in this video then I could see $60 pricetag being worthy. Otherwise, no, no day One. Day 111.
                      tomb Raider DE is already half off now anyway…

                    • bloodiOS

                      He came to this thread, read the article and liked what he saw so he expressed his desire to buy it again. I personally see no point in questioning these kind of posts. If they irk you, then you can discuss with the mods to disallow these kind of comments in the future. And regardless what the industry thinks, if you don’t support it then why should it matter?

                    • Budgiecat

                      I didn’t say it annoys me where “I don’t want to see them ever” I don’t care enough to take it that far dont be absurd that would just be silly.

                      What I asked was a simple question to elaborate thats all.

                      Whether he supports it or I don’t isn’t enough to impact the industry, but I will say if for example, enough people didn’t voice their complaints on MGS GZ price, then it would have stayed where it was so enough people do make a difference if they don’t just lie down and take it…

                      I tweeted ND about those A.I. changes lets see if they bother to respond. Probably not. they know the money’s in the bag so why bother trying…

                    • shogunknight

                      Good point, and i hope they reply

                    • shogunknight

                      Dont be suprised if they do make those changes, and if they dont. There will be improvements and fixes, how much of it is unknown. If a game suits the conditions a consumer needs for purchasing day 1, then i see no reason for him to go ahead. I wouldnt call it a fanboy suggestion to be honest (that statement makes it feel like a blind purchase).

              • Zackasaur

                Ideas #2 and #4 disgust me.

                • Budgiecat

                  I dont see why. thats what they originally planned and that would give a better excuse for replayability.

                  Only ONE time do the protagonists make it aware of how many people they have killed and only Ellie says it.

                  • Zackasaur

                    I have seen nothing about that being “planned.” I would guess it was discussed in the drawing boards in 2006/2007, but that is true of virtually every new IP when it is being planned. Even if it were planned, which it was not, I would hate that. That is the easiest way to bastardise a potentially good story.

                    And having to kill people is a pretty consistent theme in TLoU, but it is typically seen as justified. It’s not like the game ignores one of its main premises.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Nope

                      It was talked about at E3 last year as they did a walkthrough of the demo

                    • KingNigma

                      I don’t remember them doing a walkthrough last year. Are you talking about the extended one of the 2012 demo? Because I don’t think they spoke during that one either.

                    • Budgiecat

                      It might have been one of the developer couch interviews; but it was def of the PAX demo which showcases enemy A.I. behavior not found in the finished product.

                      the video I posted elaborates..

              • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

                Budgie, today you make too much sense! Yet my inner fangirl commands me to buy Day 1 and obtain a PS4, I’m sorry.

                • Budgiecat

                  of course

                  Hype does that

                  • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

                    Said hype commands me to get a WiiU as well but my sensibility says to wait until Smash Bros launches and not a day sooner at least!

                    • Budgiecat

                      I’m in that boat.

                      But I have honestly no hype for the Wii U right now…

                      Maybe that might changed when X comes out…

                    • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

                      I keep forgetting about X cause we know so little, honestly.

              • Elvick

                Because opinions of others are not formed by your opinion.

                You don’t like it, and probably won’t buy it again unless it has those things. That doesn’t mean shit to anyone but you. You speak solely for you, not anyone else.

                Get over yourself. You don’t have to like it, but stop acting like you don’t “understand”. You know full well that people don’t share your opinion, you just want to justify repeating this shit over and over.

                • Budgiecat

                  yep.

                  But I didn’t say I “didn’t like it” since we don’t know yet if they will or will not put back in said changes

                  try not to get too emotional about it. Your inner fanboy defense rage is showing.

                  Some of us want developers to actually try to not take us for suckers.and show us they’re actually putting in effort worthy of a double dip….

                  • miyamoto

                    This is game is for gamers who jumped ship to the PS4 and had not got the chance to play it on PS3, and also for those hardcore TLOU & ND fans. I assure you there are millions out there who are either new or coming back to PlayStation.

                • tokyobassist

                  The fact that you can vote up/down comments just makes this post that much more hilariously ironic.

                  Clearly others agree with you and Budgie’s opinions. Does that imply that they couldn’t form their own opinions? Does it imply that they share the same sentiments? Does that mean people who thumbs up others in agreeance are too stupid to form their own opinions?

                  Man this is stupid lol. I’m done reading into it.

              • Gigus

                Does #4 come with the opera alternate ending?

              • Marco Tinè

                I will buy The Last of Us again. Here’s why:

                1) It is presented as a ‘remaster’. What I expect, then, is the ironing out of some gameplay and AI issues, visual improvements, all of the DLC included and some extras. All of this is explicitly mentioned in the press release.

                2) I absolutely loved the original games, and here’s an occasion to relive it in its most polished form. For me, as a former art student, this is the equivalent of getting excited about a classical painting getting restored to its original splendour.

                Although there’s an obvious issue with the price (40$ would have been the sweet spot here), this doesn’t mean the remaster itself is unjustified. There’s nothing wrong with catering to people who switched to PS4 but haven’t played TLOU on PS3 before.

                I see no reasons to bring new features to the game, aside from the previously mentioned tweaks and additions: any further ideas are much better left for the next game in the series, or anything else ND is cooking right now, in my opinion.

                Finally, re-editions of older games regularly appears on newly launched hardware since, like, forever. Making a fuss over TLOU, which certainly deserves the treatment more than than vast majority of its contemporaries, seems a little bit pointless.

  • DesmaX

    Well, if they manage to get 60fps, I might just buy this again…

    After I buy a PS4, of course

    • EX+

      Is it really worth it though? I’m not judging you, but I don’t know. I haven’t even purchased TLOU, but I’d be on the fence about this.

      • Greek-God88

        i already have it on ps3 but i will get it again for my ps4 dat 60fps 1080p

        • EX+

          And that’s fine.
          While 1080p and 60fps are awesome, I don’t know it would justify me buying this game again for $60.

  • FlameEmperor

    This is nice and all but…….. How about releasing something new instead of a port of a game that was released a year ago >_> wth

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      People were asking for this, and many Xbox gamers are jumping ship. this is smart on their part and good for many Many gamers.

      • FlameEmperor

        Not sure why Xbox gamers are jumping ship when Xbox has better exclusives atm. If you already owned the ps3 version of this game then no this is not a good thing.

        • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

          Well the better exclusive thing is completely subjective.

          • FlameEmperor

            No it’s not.

            • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

              Yeah you’re right because its such a fact that your opinion is right it makes so much sense that the system that has games that arent selling as well are better yupp. Seriously dude it is subjective.

              • FlameEmperor

                Xbox One has about all the 3rd party the ps4 has and better exclusives to play. I have a ps4 and CURRENTLY there isn’t much games worth playing on it that I can’t get on other systems besides Infamous SS even though it’s filled with bugs, Killzone, Knack, and like 4 others I can’t remember. I like my ps4 but Xbone CURRENTLY has better exclusives.

                • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

                  Just saying that doesnt make it true,many people do Notlike the games xbox has provided

  • りんごタルト@エスカのアトリエ

    I don’t have this on my PS3, so why not?