Friday, July 22, 2022
Sony and Naughty Dog have released a new video showing how The Last of Us has been remade for PS5, with loads of new footage and information from the developers. The release of this new gameplay is timely, given the leaks from earlier this week, with claims that the remake has no improvements. Evidently, that doesn't appear to be the case.
Across the ten minutes of this new video, we get to see plenty of comparison shots between the original version of The Last of Us, and The Last of Us Part I running on PS5. As well as higher visual fidelity and frame rates, thanks to the PS5 hardware, Naughty Dog has also worked on improving facial animations for characters, to better match the original performances. Character animations when moving have also be upgraded, as has enemy AI.
The Last of Us Part I is also adding in some new features, including a permadeath mode, a speedrun mode, new unlockable costumes for Joel and Ellie, and a huge host of new accessibility options, including audio description for cutscenes.
“From the art direction to the character models, the entire game has been rebuilt from the ground up to take advantage of a new generation of graphical capability, allowing this game to reach the visual fidelity that the studio aspired for when crafting this experience,” says Sony's Sid Shuman. “The PS5’s powerful hardware drives a host of visual benefits, from denser physics with tons of bumpables and chipables (bullets can now rip apart concrete and environmental objects) and cinematics now transition seamlessly to gameplay.”
“Motion matching technology means that character animations flow more convincingly, intuitively and realistically; all adding another layer of believability to characters and their interactions with the world. Further, AI upgrades mean that characters inhabit the world in a more authentic and realistic way, such as buddy characters navigating cover to avoid enemy NPC sightlines more authentically.”
You can check out the full video down below. The Last of Us Part I launches on PlayStation 5 on 2nd September 2022.
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