The Last of Us: Remastered News for PS4

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The Last of Us screenshot

A "huge proportion" of PlayStation 4 owners have never played The Last of Us, Sony has said after sifting through data on PlayStation Network.

"The Last of Us is considered one of the most significant titles of the last console generation, winning countless awards," SCEE product manager Josh Walker told MCV, explaining one of the reasons why Sony chose to port the PS3 blockbuster to next-gen. "It would be almost unfair for all our new fans to never play a game like this.

"We've looked at PSN data and can see a huge proportion of PS4 players haven't experienced The Last of Us yet," he continued. "This is quite indicative of the shift in the market and the many players who have migrated from competitive platforms that we're glad to welcome to PlayStation."

Walker also claims that Sony has "been careful with [its] cost price" for The Last of Us Remastered "to give value to those buying for a second time".

The game is reported to have sold over 6 million units as of March 2014, although given the improvements it's probably going to be well worth playing through again.

The Last of Us Remastered features the original game along with each of the DLC packs previously released for PS3 (including single-player add-on Left Behind) all spruced up with improved lighting, higher resolution character models and upgraded textures in 1080p/60fps.

The game launches across Europe on August 1.

Source: MCV | Issue 795

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TenBensons

Should have been a ps+ offering if you ask me especially if "It would be almost unfair for all our new fans to never play a game like this."
Posted 16:32 on 04 July 2014
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NickTheSwede@ BombaLuigi

If the Ps4 was BC, it would have a cell processor as well just for ps3 discs, so that would make it cost 150-200$ more
Posted 15:13 on 04 July 2014
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BombaLuigi

Well, you could have made your Console BC. But then we wouldnt get all these Remakes of one Year old Games, how sad that would be.

I just find this irritating. Tomb Raider, LoU, GTA5, I dont understand all that. Why not make Remakes of Games who really could need it? Vice City or something like that.
Posted 15:00 on 04 July 2014
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chrisboers

True. I have a PS3, and actually own a copy of TLOU, but never played it beyond the first chapters, because the PS3 really couldn't handle the action. Lots of framedrops, making playing the game a horrible experience. I'm looking forward to finally play it for real on PS4 in a while.
Posted 13:47 on 04 July 2014
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Jesus_Phish

I never played it due to not owning a PS3 so I'm glad they're putting it out on PS4 and I'm really looking forward to it.
Posted 12:21 on 04 July 2014

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