The Last of Us was one of, if not the most celebrated titles of 2013. Yesterday, Sony and Naughty Dog confirmed that the game will be remastered on the PlayStation 4, and earlier today we got our first look with a brand new trailer. We have now learned that The Last of Us Remastered went straight into development the moment the PS3 version wrapped up its development.
Naughty Dog Co-President Evan Wells revealed that the decision to bring the game to PS4 was strictly made due to fan demand. “We had a lot of people on the forums saying ‘can I play this on PlayStation 4?’ We had actually been anticipating that, and started working on it pretty much as soon as we finished the PlayStation 3 [version]. We weren’t sure if it was going to go anywhere, but when we saw the fans clamoring for it we doubled-down, and put more effort behind it.”
Wells also teased some of the improvements we’ll see in the remastered version. “The graphic fidelity has been turned up to eleven. We’ve got 1080p, we’re pushing the draw distances further, we’re creating higher resolution character models, better lighting, better shadows.”
The Last of Us Remastered will be out this summer exclusively on PS4, but to tide you over until then, take a look at the interview below: