PS5 Welcomes The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered: A Major Exclusive for 2024
The highly anticipated remaster of The Last of Us Part 2 has been officially announced for the PS5, set to release on January 19. This enhanced version promises stunning visual improvements, never-before-seen content, and full compatibility with the DualSense controller. If you already own the PS4 version, you can also upgrade your copy, just like other PlayStation Studios games.
The Last of Us Part 2, originally released in 2020 for the PS4, was hailed as a masterpiece by Naughty Dog. Now, the California studio has developed a comprehensive update specifically tailored for the new Sony console. This remastered edition not only enhances the graphics but also introduces new features, including unreleased content and additional game modes.
Visual Enhancements and DualSense Integration
The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered aims to deliver a visually stunning experience on the PS5. Players can expect native 4K resolution in fidelity mode, improved resolution in performance mode, and an unlocked frame rate option for TVs with VRR (variable range). The remaster also boasts higher resolution textures, improved animations, higher quality shadows, and reduced loading times.
Furthermore, Naughty Dog has taken full advantage of the DualSense controller’s capabilities. Building upon the success of the remake of The Last of Us, the studio promises to optimize the haptic technology and adaptive triggers, providing an even more immersive gameplay experience.
A Remaster with Exciting New Content
The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered offers more than just visual enhancements. Players can look forward to exploring levels that were not included in the original game. These “lost levels” provide a glimpse into previously unseen corners of The Last of Us universe, accompanied by insightful commentary from Neil Druckmann, Halley Gross, and the game’s talented cast.
In addition, two new game modes have been introduced. “No Return” offers a Roguelike experience, where combat and survival take center stage in a series of battles with random elements. Players can choose between various characters from both games, adopt stealth or aggressive strategies, and compete for the best score on a global leaderboard.
The second new mode, “Guitar Free Play,” allows players to enjoy a separate experience centered around playing the guitar. This feature extracts a scene from the game, providing a unique opportunity for players to showcase their musical skills.
Alongside these new modes, the remaster includes the Speedrun mode from the original game and introduces additional features to the photo mode. Players can also expect new customization options for the game’s protagonists and enhanced accessibility options.
Date and Pricing for The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered
On January 19, 2024, three editions of The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered will be available for PS5: the standard edition, the upgrade for PS4 owners, and the special edition. The standard edition includes the PS4 content, PS5 improvements, and new features such as the survival mode.
For a fee of approximately $10, PS4 owners can upgrade to the PS5 remastered version, ensuring a seamless transition without losing their saved progress. Fans can also indulge in the special edition, known as The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered W.L.F. Edition, which includes a steelbook, 47 collectible cards, a patch, and a set of four pins. This edition will be available in select countries.
As for the possibility of The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered coming to PC, Sony has only announced the PS5 version thus far. However, considering the success of the HBO series based on the game and its characters, there may be potential for a PC release in the future.
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