Although technically revealed at Summer Game Fest, The Last Of Us Part I, a remake of the PS3 classic for PS5 and PC was accidentally revealed by Sony an hour before the show started.
Sony mistakenly posted its store page for The Last Of Us Part I ahead of Summer Game Fest, giving the internet all the chance it needed to get the details, screenshots and the first trailer for the long-running remake.
You can see the trailer in action below:
While it obviously looks a lot like the original The Last Of Us, it’s interesting to see where the remake really stretches its muscles. “We created a process where we could take the original animation that we did for the faces and repurpose it into these new rigs that have a lot more fidelity,” says original game director Neil Druckmann.
The original game’s art director was also on top of the entire remake process, bringing them as close to the team’s intent as possible, while making use of new technologies and techniques to make it a thoroughly modern game. .
Although, it’s not just the art that has been revised. The AI has been redone, the game now runs at 60fps and the controls have been improved. The game now also makes use of the PS5’s 3D audio, haptics and adaptive triggers. This will be the definitive version of The Last Of Us.
We don’t have much time to play it on PS5, The Last of Us Part I release date is September 2, 2022.
There are three versions of The Last Of Us Part I to choose from: the standard edition, which will cost $69.99 USD / €79.99 EUR (no UK pricing currently available).
Then there’s the Digital Deluxe edition that costs $79.99 USD / €89.99 EUR, which comes with these additional extras:
- Increased crafting speed skill
- Increased healing speed skill
- 9mm reload speed boost upgrade
- Rifle magazine capacity increase update
- Explosive arrows gameplay modifier
- Punk Dither Filter
- Speedrun Mode
- Six weapon skins: 9mm Black Gold Pistol, 9mm Silver Filigree Pistol, Rubber Tactical Shotgun, Carved Oak Shotgun, Arctic White Bow, Carbon Black Bow
And finally, we have the Firefly edition, whose price has not yet been confirmed, but comes with:
- A Steelbook showcase
- The Last of Us: American Dreams #1 – #4 comic book reprint with new cover art
- And ‘early in-game unlocks’
Let’s hope that all PlayStation exclusives are remade with love.