So, it turns out that the rumoured The Last of Us Remake was actually a real thing all along. The remake, officially called The Last of Us Part I was announced by Sony during this year’s Summer Game Fest. A trailer was provided that shows the game running on PS5. And a blog post on the official PlayStation Blog describes the upgrades and additional features.
But before The Last of Us Part I could get officially announced. It was accidentally leaked early on PlayStation Direct. Oops.
£70 For A Remake? What Does It Improve from the Original and Remastered Versions?
The Last of Remake has been rumoured for quite some time. And a lot of fans have rightly asked, why? I mean, the original The Last of Us (2013) on PS3 is only nine years old. The PS4 remaster is only eight years old. Is there really any point in remaking a game that isn’t even a decade old? Apparently, Sony thinks there is.
According to Sony, the game has been built from the ground up for PS5. But what are the differences between The Last of Us Part I on PS5 and the PS4 remaster? Here’s what Naughty Dog’s Senior Communications Manager had to say:
We’ve implemented modernized gameplay, improved controls, and expanded accessibility options in this single-player experience to allow even more individuals to enjoy the game. Effects, exploration, and combat have all been enhanced. Leveraging the PS5’s powerful hardware, we also implemented 3D Audio*, haptics, and adaptive triggers. Both returning fans and new players alike will have the opportunity to experience both The Last of Us Part I and its prequel story Left Behind in a whole new way.
Modern gameplay, haptics and adaptive triggers and even slight graphical improvements are welcome. But I still cannot justify spending £70 on this. But if you want to go ahead and spend £70 on it then The Last of Us Part I will be out on September 2nd for PS5.