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Naughty Dog did TLoU remaster to master PS4

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1313 The Last of Us 4

The PS4 remaster of last year’s much lauded PS3 game, The Last of Us, has been released and getting plenty of critical acclaim again. While fans of the series and those who missed it on PS3 are sure to love it, many felt it was just a ploy to grab more money. However, it actually was beneficial for developers in a way money can’t buy.

Speaking to CVG, community strategist Arne Meyer explained that part of why the remaster was green lit was to help accelerate the studio’s technical knowledge of the PS4.

We’re always building on top of what we’ve done previously, and The Last of Us Remastered is probably one of the more concrete examples in a way. We’re making this in a way that benefits our PS4 tools pipeline so that we can have a good head start on our next, full PS4 game.

[…] There were a couple of reasons that we decided to do it and one was that we thought back to when we had to build an engine from scratch when moving between PS2 and PS3 – that was a really painful time for the studio and we wanted to avoid that with PS4.

Nothing helps a transition between consoles more than making a full game, because you learn so much about what you need for tools.

This certainly makes a lot of sense – it takes time to learn the best practices for developing on specific platforms; just look at how long it took for developers to learn how to take full advantage of the PS3’s architecture. If this remastered edition helps speed up development on Uncharted 4 or future projects, it is certainly worthwhile. Perhaps this is a better approach for studios – take your most ambitious game for the PS3 and figure out how to make it work on PS4 (the same would be true for Xbox 360 to Xbox One). By doing this, you expand the new console libraries, help boost sales, and ensure that your team knows what they’re doing when they make their next “fully new generation console” game.

Last Updated: July 30, 2014

37 Comments

  1. Kromas

    July 30, 2014 at 14:35

    Time to ditch the PS4 and Master the art of the Master Race Masterfully!

    In short. PC version of TLoU NOW!

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    • Morne Nell

      July 30, 2014 at 14:44

      If they struggle to master one form of architecture, just imagine how difficult it is to program for Pc’s, they don’t look the same they don’t act the same. Then there is the fight between AMD and Nvidia of who is king.

      Reply

      • Sith JJ

        July 30, 2014 at 14:45

        I haven’t chosen my side yet.

        Reply

      • Maxiviper117

        July 30, 2014 at 14:54

        Ya building the game on PC wont be the hard part since every console game is developed on PC’s. Catering for the low end to the high end PC’s at the same time is the hard part.

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        • Brady miaau

          July 30, 2014 at 14:59

          What>

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          • Maxiviper117

            July 31, 2014 at 12:45

            What do you mean what

      • Kromas

        July 30, 2014 at 15:17

        Not exactly true. you pretty much have to deal with 4 basic things (6 if you count architecture but really who still games on 32 bit these days) AMD,INTEL,AMD and Nvidia. Also most engines account for these things already. You could very well port the whole game to say the Frostbite engine easy enough withing a few months. The reason they don’t is cause they are owned by Sony (bastards).

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    • SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI 4

      July 30, 2014 at 14:51

      Obviously they don’t want to develop on an inferior platform

      Reply

  2. Pieter Kruger

    July 30, 2014 at 14:54

    So, which of you Sony Ponies are getting this? Do you also agree with me that the Halo: Master Chief Edition is much better value for money?? Please feel free to comment below!

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      July 30, 2014 at 14:57

      I’m a pony? Neigh I say ……..wait, I meant nay!

      Reply

      • Rince&pop

        July 30, 2014 at 14:58

        Why the long face? 0_O

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          July 30, 2014 at 14:59

          I’m a bit hoarse

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 30, 2014 at 15:11

            If you’re a pony you’re a little hoarse :/

          • Hammersteyn

            July 30, 2014 at 15:19

            But I said neigh

          • zoiperry

            July 30, 2014 at 15:11

            Then there is the fight between AMD and Nvidia of who is king

          • Hammersteyn

            July 30, 2014 at 15:20

            Well yeah but peasants couldn’t really care seeing as both the XBOX an PS uses AMD

    • Hammersteyn

      July 30, 2014 at 14:59

      I seriously wanted to look at owning a XBOX as well, but the WIIU has me doubting my choice at the moment. Plus Destiny is the new Halo (apparently)

      Reply

      • Pieter Kruger

        July 30, 2014 at 15:01

        Destiny truly is the new Multiplat Halo, the look and feel of it is 100% Halo! Just add some customization and all the Halo haters are suddenly huge fans! ????

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          July 30, 2014 at 15:03

          I never hated Halo, I just could never play it. But that’s good to know. Then I’d rather buy a WIIU

          Reply

          • Pieter Kruger

            July 30, 2014 at 15:07

            I really never even considered a WIIU, cannot see the point really, what good exclusives do they have?

          • Hammersteyn

            July 30, 2014 at 15:21

            Apparently Mario Kart 8 is awesome. Then all the Mario and Zelda games they have makes me very nostalgic. I’m sure there’s more I just cant recall at the moment

    • Brian Murphy

      July 30, 2014 at 15:01

      Only if you agree that the PS4 is a better value than the XB1…oh wait, we’ve got sales charts to show that πŸ™‚

      Reply

    • Morne Nell

      July 30, 2014 at 15:10

      I am getting it, did not play it before the price is less than a normal game and include the DLC’s and some other extras so it is actually a good buy.
      Destiny is the new Halo so that will be my shooter of choice

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    • demfax

      August 6, 2014 at 23:50

      Why are TLOU Remastered and other PS3 exclusive remakes being made?

      1. financing for next gen projects
      2. experience on next gen hardware to better create next gen projects
      3. at least half of PS4 owners didn’t own a PS3 which is a huge brand new audience
      4. many PS3 exclusive games were critically acclaimed and sold well
      5. there are already plenty of new IPs being created
      6. assets made for late PS3 games are often higher quality than what goes into the PS3 version

      TLOU is practically a new game to at least half (~4.3 million) of PS4 owners that never owned a PS3 and never had a chance to play it. Same with Beyond: Two Souls or any PS3 exclusive game brought to PS4.

      TLOU is one of the most critically acclaimed video games ever and sold 7+ million copies on PS3, it’s coming with DLC and multiplayer, 1080p 60 fps with better textures and visual effects, and releasing at a discount price.

      Millions of gamers will buy and enjoy TLOU Remastered. Sorry if that upsets some fanboys and haters.

      Multiple people with leaked retail copies have confirmed the framerate is a solid 60 fps with few drops.

      1080p/60 FPS in single player and multiplayer.
      Texture maps are 4x more detailed. Shadow maps 2x.
      Higher resolution particle effects.
      Occlusion mapping on decals.
      No texture streaming.
      Longer draw distances, better LOD
      Expanded audio menu options.
      Possibility to lock frame rate at 30 FPS.
      Possibility to swap trigger and thumbsticks controls.
      DualShock 4 touch pad, light bar and speaker supported.
      Cinematics with commentary by Neil Druckmann, Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson.

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  3. Rince&pop

    July 30, 2014 at 14:58

    Look forward to getting this when I’ve bought a PS4.

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      July 30, 2014 at 15:00

      DO IT! Plus it’s only R550. That’s something to beat your meat to πŸ˜›

      Reply

      • Rince&pop

        July 30, 2014 at 15:08

        The PS4 is only R550? Man, who’s meat are you beating? πŸ˜›

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        • Hammersteyn

          July 30, 2014 at 15:20

          I beat you not off. Saw it myself on the online store

          Reply

      • Pieter Kruger

        July 30, 2014 at 15:10

        Only R550 for the PS4? Tempted to buy one, then I can poop in it and put the video on Youtube…..now THAT’S money well spent!

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        • Hammersteyn

          July 30, 2014 at 15:20

          LOL!!!!

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          July 31, 2014 at 23:35

          Better yet, take your copy of Titanfall and put that on your R550 PS4, that would be the same thing as pooping on your console. After all, Titanfall is poop. geddit? Poop.. ho ho ho ho ho ho!

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      • Wraith

        July 30, 2014 at 17:35

        R550 for digital, or you can purchase off Kalahari and use the R100 voucher (code is DEAL100) for a total of R499 :D. Also opens up the possibility for resale later.

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        • Hammersteyn

          July 31, 2014 at 07:49

          πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

          Reply

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