The Last of Us Remake was announced for PlayStation 5 yesterday at the Summer Game Fest, with a PC version later down the line. The Last of Us series is one of the most loved and successful PlayStation games ever to launch. The games have sold over 30 million copies, and the numbers will only increase after the remake. 

According to Sony, the game has been built from the ground up; though it uses the same character designs, the game looks completely fresh. Therefore it has been titled a remake rather than a remaster. Even though it was revealed ahead of time, The Last of Us PS5 Remake was one of the most anticipated announcements at Summer Game Fest.

The Last of Us PS5 Remake is a rebuilt version of the original Last of Us game, complete with new controls, updated opponent AI, 60 frames per second, and other enhancements that allow it to fully utilize the PlayStation 5’s increased processing capacity. In fact, if we are being honest the remake looks closer to the PS5 version of The Last of Us than the remastered version of PS4 which obviously is great. 

Here are a few screenshots that show the differences between the remaster version of PlayStation 4 and the remake:

The graphics look great, and it feels like the game is getting the next-gen treatment. Along with that, Sony has also announced additional features for the PlayStation 5 version of the game:

Last of Us Part 1 Remake Features:

  • Current-gen only (no PS4 version)
  • 60 frames per second
  • Modernized gameplay
  • Better enemy AI
  • Improved controls
  • Expanded accessibility options
  • Enhanced SFX
  • 3D audio
  • Haptics
  • Adaptive triggers

The game is set to launch later this year, with the PC version coming later. Amid all the debate about whether the remake was necessary, we can’t deny that the visuals look great, and with it coming out on PC, too, the PC gamers are indeed in for a treat.

The biggest problem is that the game is currently listed for $70 on the PlayStation Store, which is a bit too much considering that it’s a game that was released about 10 years ago. Even with all the additional features and graphical improvements it’s still going to be the same story. This could let down alot of people who were interested in the game.

Aside from providing Last of Us fans their first glance at the PS5 remake, Summer Game Fest also revealed several additional Last of Us-related tidbits. Notably, a separate Last of Us multiplayer game set in San Francisco will be released sometime next year, giving fans of the franchise something to look forward to.

Additionally, Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker, who play Ellie and Joel in the games, have been confirmed to appear in the upcoming HBO series The Last of Us. More information about the TV show, including its launch date, should be revealed shortly.

Are you excited for all The Last of Us content coming our way? Let us know your thoughts.

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Abdullah Waseem
News Reporter Abdullah is an avid gamer who primarily plays single-player titles. If you can't find him anywhere, he'll probably be at his desk playing The Witcher 3 for the millionth time. When he isn't playing games, he's either reading or writing about them.