News about a remake of a video game is always the time for a hurricane of discourse. Has it really taken that long? Make this game really deserves a remake? This week is the eye of the storm The last of uswhen fans discuss whether the visuals in the recently revealed remake look measurably better than the original.
Announced last night during Hot Geoff Summers kickoff showcase, The Last of Us Part I is a total remake of The last of usNaughty Dog’s groundbreaking apocalyptic action game for PlayStation 3. (Sony inadvertently leaked the remake’s existence a few hours before the show, take some wind out of the sails of the official unveiling. Naughty Dog is too develop a standalone multiplayer Last of us by-product.) Part Ioffering improved image and “modernized gameplay”, will be released on September 2 for PlayStation 5 and at a later date for PC.
When The last of us came out in 2013, it was widely considered to be the ne plus ultra of graphic fidelity for its era. The remastered version of PlayStation 4, released in 2014, looks even better. You could argue that at least in an era of declining returns for graphic fidelity, The Last of Us Remastrad is already a fairly modern game.
Two sides of the debate around The Last of Us Part I‘s photos can be neatly summed up by one of two statements made in response to Naughty Dog’s announcement of Part I on Twitter:
- “This does not look much better than the remaster,” one person said wrote.
- “The difference is incredible” wrote Other.
Right now, Twitter is flooding with side-by-side images being compared The Last of Us Part I to its predecessors. Some mashed screenshots of the remake against the original from 2013, where the muddy images are obviously sharper. Others use the remaster as a base point, which seems like comparing a very beautiful game with one very pretty game.
Getting into the weeds, some folks acknowledge visual improvements while also expressing disappointment with the changes in art direction those improvements bring. For instance, Joel, the protagonist, looks more weathered and weary in the remake, bearing a closer resemblance to his character model from 2020’s The Last of Us Part II, set several years after the events of the first game.
The reveal has also raised some questions about whether a remake of a relatively recent – and relatively nice – game is worth the allocation of Sony’s resources. Naughty Dog, one of Sony’s most prestigious first-party studios, could work on something different right now, whether it’s another post in its popular Uncharted series or an expansion for The Last of Us Part II. (Last night, Naughty Dogs’ Neil Druckmann said he would direct a new project in the studio but did not share any further details.)
Others have baselessly claimed that a remake is not a Naughty Dog passion project but rather part of a Sony-directed marketing success for the upcoming TV adaptation. (Druckmann, who is an executive producer of the program, still teased a single production during yesterday’s event, showing stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey squatting in a dimly lit room.) The series, which is currently being produced on HBO, has no release date.
There is a logic behind the idea that Sony, before the program’s upcoming premiere, would like to blow up newcomers and refresh memories from longtime fans. However, it is purely speculative. Sony did not respond to a request for comment.
To be clear, I … am not quite sure where I stand in all this! That’s a question for Future Me. I mean, who knows! Perhaps Last of us feels like a brand new game with its controls up to 2022 standards. Maybe the visuals will be shown on PS5 in a way that I will not be able to understand until I play it in action. These are the kind of things that can not reasonably be judged until a game is out.
But there is one violation that I am quite comfortable judging today: $$$$. The Last of Us Part I is listed on soon standard price for next-generation games, with editions ranging from $ 70 for the base to $ 100 (with the more expensive editions including a variety of in-game benefits and equipment). PS5 owners like subscribe to PS Plus can get at present The Last of Us: Remastrad without extra cost. It is one of the games in the PS Plus Collection.
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