The Last of Us, PS4 Left Behind Edition: New Details Come Out (+Possible Release Date)

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
May 15, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

New details about the upcoming PlayStation 4 edition of the The Last of Us have been coming out recently.

Developers for the game took to Reddit recently to answer questions from players and it emerged that player’s progress from PlayStation 3 will not carry on to the PlayStation 4 version, although accounts on the PS3 version will receive a supply bonus.

Naughty Dog developers also said that the visual component of the PS4 version will trump the other version. The original game used a variety of tricks to make cinematisc look impressive but creative director Neil Druckmann said that PS4 can just display all those assets closer to their high-fidelity source all the time.

“We don’t build it with high assets in mind to then port it, but it did give us a leg up,” Druckmann said in the latest issue of Edge, which is available now in print and digitally. “If we hadn’t done that, we might not have made the call to bring it over to PS4.”

The team also improved aspects such as enemies that looked a little blurry up close.

In addition, a retailer in New Zealand recently said that the release date has been moved to August 7. An insider on NeoGAF also mentioned an August 8 release date.

The Remastered game is slated to cost $60.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.