A few more details on The Last of Us Remastered have emerged today, a few weeks ahead of its release at the end of this month (well, the 1st of August if you’re in the UK). CVG picked up on these tweets by MeriStation’s Javi Andres, as Spanish media were given a briefing about the re-release.
Naturally, there are the graphical improvements, with one slide noting the previously confirmed 1080p60 resolution and frame rate as well as much larger texture and shadow maps, improved particle effects and longer draw distances. However, there will be the option to lock the frame rate at 30 frames per second, which does imply that the game won’t be able to achieve 60 frames per second with absolute regularity, and will instead dip below that as we have seen with other PS4 releases.
While the Remastered release will include all of the prior DLC content, from the Abandoned Territories multiplayer maps to Left Behind and Grounded difficulty, it’s curiously pointed out that add-on content will be “cross-buy” between PS3 and PS4 and that additional DLC is planned for 2014. What form this will take and whether it is as substantial as what was previously included in the season pass, we simply don’t know yet.
Further to this, Eurogamer Spain claim that we’ll see a photo mode similar to that of inFamous Second Son, which will no doubt mean we’ll have some delicious new wallpapers in early August.
UPDATE: It has also been confirmed the European PS4 version will be censored to appease the German market. The PS3 version suffered the same fate and was missing some of the more gory animations.
UPDATE 2: Though it was always an outside hope, SCEE Blog Manager Fred Dutton has responded to a question from Basket21 about a potential PS3 to PS4 upgrade path. Unfortunately, it’s not good news for those looking to buy the game a second time, as he says, “Alas, there is no upgrade discount.” However, the price of the game’s pre-order on the PlayStation Store is set at £39.99/€44.99, so expect to be able to shop around at retail and purchase the game closer to the £30 mark.