Naughty Dog’s runaway success title of 2013, The Last of Us, has officially been confirmed for PlayStation 4. The title will be released as a remastered edition of the original PS3 game in full 1080p resolution.
“Moving our efforts to the PS4 has allowed us to remaster an already phenomenal looking The Last of Us in 1080p with a list of upgrades including higher resolution character models, improved shadows and lighting, upgraded textures, along with even more improvements,” the studio confirmed.
The studio added that it was a challenge to remaster the game, and that more information would be releases soon.
“We love setting challenging technical hurdles for us when working on each game – and this is no different. We’ve been working hard on The Last of Us Remastered to release a next-gen evolution worthy of the 200+ Game of the Year awards, not to mention the acclaim and expectations of our fans. We will be revealing more detailed information about the upgrades for the PS4 version in the coming months.”
What can gamers expect from the new version? Well, Naughty Dog explained that it will include an exclusive director’s commentary for all in-game cinematics featuring Creative Director and Writer, Neil Druckmann; Game Director, Bruce Straley; Voice Actor, Troy Baker, who plays Joel; and BAFTA Award winning Voice Actress, Ashley Johnson, who plays Ellie.
“We’ve released a ton of additional content since The Last of Us launched in June 2013, including our first ever single player expansion, Left Behind. We’re happy to say that the major content releases will be included with The Last of Us Remastered, such as Left Behind single player expansion, the Abandoned Territories multiplayer map pack, and the Reclaimed Territories pack”.
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor