Sony has officially announced The Last of Us Remastered for the PS4. With all the fans clamoring for a PS4 version of the game, along with the banner advertisement on Sony’s website, this announcement should come as no surprise to fans of the game.
The US PlayStation blog has released more details about what the remastered version entails and what kind of improvements have been made.
Firstly, the following major DLC drops for the PS3 game will be included in this release:
-Left Behind single player expansion
-Abandoned Territories multiplayer map pack
-Reclaimed Territories pack
If you pre-order the game, you will also get these bonuses:
-100 supply points (XP) for use in Factions mode
-Two special bonus skins for Joel and Ellie which will be unlocked after you 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
Additionally, you will get early access to these three perks if you pre-order The Last of Us Remastered on the PlayStation Store:
-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
Game director Bruce Straley and Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells also mentioned in an interview with PlayStation Access that they were making a lot of graphical improvements to the title, including “pushing draw distances further”. They also commented that they began work on a PS4 version of the game right after they’d finished the title for the PS3, though they “[weren’t] sure if it was gonna go anywhere” before receiving all the positive feedback from fans.
Personally, I’m glad that such a phenomenal game like The Last of Us will finally be making an appearance on the PS4. It was arguably one of the best-looking titles on the PS3 and it’ll be exciting to see how much it can be improved upon on a next-gen console.
The Last of Us also saw its fair share of glitches on the PS3, such as the auto-save bug, and the occasional bouts of missing dialogue. Hopefully The Last of Us Remastered will avoid these problems and provide fans with a definitive experience of the game.
A PlayStation user also asked if there would be a re-release of the Post-Pandemic edition of the game and Naughty Dog’s Eric Monacelli responded: “No, that was a limited run.” It’s unfortunate, but I guess anyone who missed out on pre-ordering that version of the game last year won’t be getting a second chance at it.
At the time of writing, there is no official release date for the title yet but the PlayStation Blog entry mentions that it will be available for the PS4 in summer 2014.