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The Last of Us Coming to PS4

/ Apr 10th, 2014 No Comments

The Last of Us Remastered

Naughty Dog revealed their award-winning title The Last of Us is making its way to PlayStation 4.

Titled The Last of Us Remastered, the enhanced version will release this summer. The game will be available physically and digitally for $59.99. No information was given on if an upgrade program–such as those given with launch titles like Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag or Battlefield 4–would discount the PS4 price for players who own The Last of Us on PlayStation 3.

The Last of Us Remastered

The Last of Us Remastered

The Last of Us will be remastered in 1080p on the PS4. Naughty Dog is also targeting 60 fps for the frame rate. Other technical updates include higher resolution character models, improved shadows and lighting, upgraded textures and more. Additionally, an exclusive director’s commentary for all in-game cinematics is included. It features Creative Director and Writer, Neil Druckmann and voice actors Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson, who played Joel and Ellie.

[adsense250itp]Previous downloadble content available since the game’s June 2013 come with The Last of Us Remastered. This includes the single player expansion, Left Behind. The Abandoned Territories and Reclaimed Territories multiplayer DLC are also available to players at no additional cost.

Preordering The Last of Us Remastered will net players the following: 100 Supply Points (XP) for use in Factions mode; two special bonus skins for Joel and Ellie which will be unlocked after completing the single player campaign; increased Crafting Speed, Healing Speed, 9mm Reload Speed Increase Upgrade, and Rifle Clip Capacity Increase Upgrade all for use in the single player campaign.

Players who preorder on the PlayStation Store will receive three extra preorder bonuses for unlocks in the Factions multiplayer mode. These “early access” unlocks are for the Brawler Survival Skill, additional Loadout Points, and the Jeep Cap and Surgical Mask.

Naughty Dog says that more information on The Last of Us Remastered will be released in the weeks leading up to release, including comparison footage showing off the technical improvements.

Quick Take

Considered one of 2013’s best games and one of the best on PS3, The Last of Us’ arrival on PlayStation 4 is a welcome one. Recent rumors led many to believe that Naughty Dog’s masterpiece would bridge console generations, but a summer 2014 release is sooner than expected.

It will be interesting to see how the already gorgeous game will improve. As far as “last-gen” updates go, gamers were recently given Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, which greatly improved the visuals over its PS3 and Xbox 360 counterparts. Considering Tomb Raider and The Last of Us were only released in 2013, should gamers expect other “recent” releases to get the remastered treatment?

Ben Sheene

Ben Sheene

Senior Editor at Gaming Illustrated
Ben is from Kentucky where he originally began playing games (an activity he still continues to this day). With a love for writing he graduated from Centre College with a BA in English. He recently moved to California to pursue whatever future endeavors were there. A passion for music, gaming, blogging, and existing keeps him up at night and crafts him into the person he is today.
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