Game News The Last of Us Part 1: the “best version of the game” on PS5 and PC is illustrated in a tribute video
Last straight line in the communication around the re-release of the first The Last of Us on PS5 and PC (soon)! Faced with the many criticisms that may have been leveled against this remake, the developers are stepping up to defend their project and ensure that it will be the “best version of the game” in order to honor the legacy of the game released in 2013, not just a remake.
- More than just a redesign, and essential additions!
- The Last of Us Part I, the definitive gaming experience on PS5 and PC
More than just a redesign, and essential additions!
Within a week, the marketing campaign of The Last of Us Part I took on a new dimension. Attacked on the interest of such a remake, the development teams have seen fit to speak in a succession of promotional videos to prove that all this is not just a mercantile project. No, there is real ambition behind The Last of Us Part I and a genuine desire to honor the legacy of this first major episode in Naughty Dog’s history. On the side of visual improvementsthe Californian studio has largely given us enough to convince us that immense progress has been made compared to previous editions. However, Naughty Dog did not want us to be able to sum up the PS5 and PC version to a simple “graphic overhaul and modernized gameplay” combo because, according to the teams, it is much more than that!
At the end of last week, the developers showed us that they were keen to share the founding story of the license The Last of Us with the greatest number. For this, Naughty Dog has listed at length options and features which will allow greater inclusiveness for those who wish to (re)discover the game very soon on PS5then on computer. The approach could not be more commendable, and the vision of Naughty Dog around this project is refined, casually. Over the successive speeches, as today, we understand that this is a way of paying homage to the original game: the members of the studio explain it to us once again, on background of unpublished images (in the extract at the top of the article).
The Last of Us Part I, the definitive gaming experience on PS5 and PC
In addition to this new video, some of the project executives were able to express their vision of this remake on the PlayStation-Blog from Sony. For Shaun Escayg, creative director of this new version, the use of the term “remake” is not overused: to bring The Last of Us back to life, from A to Z, the teams have reused everything they have been able to learn over the past ten years in order to sublimate the original work, and have pushed the realism as high as they could. It’s not just the “graphic” aspect that was at the heart of everyone’s attention, the combat system is also going through the mill to offer ” more dynamic confrontations allowing more situations “with the aim of placing the players” in unexpected situations as lead programmer John Bellomy, in turn, explains.
These will have a completely different impact on the player. due to the specifics of DualSense and 3D audio which will bring increased sensations, i.e. technologies at the time limited on PS4 as Neil Uchitel, head of audio, reminds us. Last major project mentioned in this communication: the animations. Here too, great progress has been made, as Shaun Escayg points out, which will result in reinforce the authenticity of certain sceneswhen it comes, for example, to characters, and their power of immersionespecially in the face of the lush vegetation which is reclaiming its rights in certain places. This is what The Last of Us Part I isin the words of director Matthew Gallant, the ultimate experience for the first hour fans, those new to the PS5, those who will discover the universe thanks to the future TV series, and for all the others. »