The Last Of Us PS5 Remake Graphics Vs. Last Of Us PS3 graphics

Ellie in the Last of Us PS5 stands next to Ellie in the Last of Us PS4.

Screenshot: Bad dog / Kotaku

News about a remake of a video game is always the bell of a hurricane of discourse. Has it really been that long? Make this game really deserves a remake? This week is the eye of the storm The last of uswhile fans discuss whether the visuals in the newly unveiled new recording look measurably better than the original.

Announced last night below 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 new recording’s existence a few hours before the show, take some wind out of the sails for the official unveiling. Naughty Dog is too develop a stand-alone multiplayer Last of us spin-off.) Part Iwhich has improved graphics and “modernized gaming”, comes September 2 to PlayStation 5 and at a later date for PC.

When The last of us came out in 2013, it was considered ne plus ultra of graphic fidelity for its time. The remastered version of PlayStation 4, released in 2014, looks even better. You could argue that, at least in a time of declining returns for graphic fidelity, The Last of Us remastered is already a fairly modern game.

Two sides of the debate around The Last of Us Part Ivisual images can be nicely summed up by one of two statements made in response to Naughty Dogs’ announcement of Part I on Twitter:

  • “This does not look much better than the remaster,” one person said wrote.
  • “The difference is incredible,” wrote another.

Right now, Twitter is flooded with side-by-side images being compared The Last of Us Part I to its predecessors. Some mossy screenshots of the remake against the 2013 original, where the more murky images are obviously sharper. Others use the remaster as a starting point, which appears to be comparing a very nice game with one very pretty game.

When they enter the weeds, some recognize visual improvements, while expressing disappointment at the changes in art direction these improvements bring. Joel, the main character, for example, looks more weathered and tired in the remake, and is more similar to his character model from the 2020s The Last of Us Part IIsat several years after the events of the first game.

The revelation also has 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-class studios, can work with anything other right now, if there is another entry in its popular not mapped series or an extension for The Last of Us Part II. (Last night, Naughty Dogs’ Neil Druckmann said he was managing 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-focused marketing boost for the upcoming TV adaptation. (Druckmann, who is an executive producer of the show, teased a single production still during yesterday’s event, and showed the stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey huking in a dimly lit room.) The series, which is currently in production at HBO, has no release date.

There is logic behind the idea that Sony, ahead of the show’s upcoming premiere, wants to drum up for newcomers and refresh the memories of 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 on all this! That’s a question for Future Me. I mean, who knows! May be Last of us feels like a whole new game with the controls brought up to 2022 standards. Maybe the visuals on PS5 appear in a way I will not be able to understand until I play it in action. These are the kind of things that can not reasonably be considered before a game is out.

But there’s one offense I’m quite comfortable considering today: $$$$. The Last of Us Part I is listed on soon standard price point for next-generation games, with editions ranging from $ 70 for base to $ 100 (with the more expensive editions including a range of in-game benefits and equipment). PS5 owners like subscribe to PS Plus can get at the moment The Last of Us: Remastret at no extra cost. It’s one of the games in the PS Plus collection.