The Last of Us: Remastered News

We are living in a new golden age of video game music, and by way of a celebration there will be a lavish orchestral concert at the Royal Albert Hall at the end of the month (Wednesday, 30th May). It's called PlayStation in Concert and will feature an 80-piece Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, plus City of London Choir, bringing PlayStation music to life. Oh, and a light show.

The Last of Us: Part 2 announced, Ellie and Joel to return

The Last of Us, one of the finest games in recent memory, is getting a sequel.

Developer Naughty Dog formally announced The Last of Us 2 this evening on stage at PSX 2016.

Main characters Joel and Ellie will both return for the follow-up, which is set some years later. Ellie is a young adult, vengeful. She also still plays the guitar. And she's still hanging around with Joel.

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Naughty Dog clarifies The Last of Us 2 rumours

"We were working on stuff, but we don't know what we're doing next."

Last week Naughty Dog accidentally referred to its hit post-apocalyptic epic as "the first The Last of Us" and voice actor Nolan North had previously let it slip that a sequel was in development. But that's not necessarily the case as the studio has recently clarified.

Naughty Dog accidentally lets The Last of Us sequel slip

Naughty Dog accidentally lets The Last of Us sequel slip

"Did I say the first The Last of Us?"

Naughty Dog all but confirmed that a sequel to The Last of Us is in the works.

During a livestream of the Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection writer Josh Scherr said, "All the facial animation in the Uncharted series was led up by Eric [Baldwin, lead animator] here. All the facial animation in the Uncharted games and the first The Last of Us- uh, did I say the first The Last of Us? The first Last of Us. The Last of Us. The first Last of Us. The Last of Us was also keyframe animation."

Baldwin couldn't help but laugh at this point while community strategist Eric Monacelli stuck to the script and pretended nothing had happened, quickly changing the subject to the Left Behind DLC.

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Nolan North: "I know they're doing The Last of Us 2"

UPDATE: Joel actor Troy Baker: "I know nothing."

UPDATE 30/6/15 9.55am: The Last of Us lead actor Troy Baker has said he knows nothing of a sequel to the game, despite word today from Uncharted lead Nolan North that The Last of Us 2 would be made.

Arnie's new film channels The Last of Us

Grizzled, flannel-shirted Dad protects daughter during viral apocalypse.

Upcoming Arnold Schwarzenegger film Maggie looks more than a little inspired by The Last of Us, Naughty Dog's post-apocalyptic PlayStation masterpiece.

The Last of Us' new multiplayer DLC executions are PS4-exclusive

The Last of Us is getting some slick new multiplayer DLC this week with a bevy of new weapons, skills, items, outfits, gestures, and special executions. While most of these add-ons can be purchased for either the PS3 or PS4 versions of the game, some of the new executions are PS4-exclusive due to "memory constraints" with Sony's older hardware.

"We had to exclude some sets from the PS3 version of the game due to memory constraints on the hardware," said Naughty Dog community strategist Eric Monacelli on the official The Last of Us site. "Yes, it seems with our latest add-ons we're squeezing every last ounce of memory the PS3 has to run our Factions mode."

The PS4-exclusive special executions are for the rifle, automatic rifle, and ground shiv, Sony has confirmed to Eurogamer.

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The Last of Us: Remastered is fifth biggest UK launch of 2014

The Last of Us: Remastered is fifth biggest UK launch of 2014

Infectious release is the PS4's fourth largest to date.

The Last of Us: Remastered has climbed to the top of the UK all-format charts with the fifth biggest launch of 2014 so far.

The Last of Us: Remastered sits behind Ubisoft's Watch Dogs, EA's Titanfall, Bethesda's Wolfenstein: The New Order and Sony's Infamous: Second Son on the list. The PlayStation 4 re-release is also the fourth best launch for the platform to date.

Naughty Dog's effort has ended Watch Dogs' long reign in first place - shuffling Ubisoft's open world down into second.

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These new The Last of Us Remastered screens sure are purdy

These new The Last of Us Remastered screens sure are purdy

14 new screenshots highlight the next-gen factor.

14 new screenshots of The Last of Us Remastered have leaked on NeoGAF a week ahead of the game's 30th July launch (though North Americans get it a day earlier).

It was recently revealed that the spruced up version of Naughty Dog's neo classic post-apocalyptic adventure will have a Photo Mode available in a day one patch. On the downside, even the retail game will require a 50GB install.

The Last of Us Remastered will be in 1080p and include "higher resolution character models, improved shadows and lighting, upgraded textures, along with even more improvements."

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The Last of Us threatrical performance announced

The Last of Us threatrical performance announced

Cast reunite for one-off show, streamed online.

Cast and crew from Naughty Dog's smash-hit survival adventure The Last of Us will reunite next week for a special theatrical show.

The Last of Us: One Night Live will feature Troy Baker (Joel), Ashley Johnson (Ellie), Merle Dandridge (Marlene), Hana Hayes (Sarah) and Annie Wersching (Tess) under direction from Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann.

Oscar-winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla will also perform parts of his score for the game.

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The Last of Us: Remastered's photo mode coming in day one patch

The Last of Us: Remastered's photo mode coming in day one patch

Retail game requires a 50GB install, reports suggest.

The Last of Us: Remastered is getting a day one patch that introduces the game's photo mode - and early reports from those who have their hands on the retail version suggests the game itself will require a 50GB install too.

The photo mode is coming as part of a patch that also introduces Grounded, the full-length documentary about the making of last year's hit PlayStation 3 game.

"One of the things that we wanted to include was the share mode, especially after we saw the reaction for the inFamous photo mode," Naughty Dog's community strategist Arne Meyer told Eurogamer. As to how exactly it'll work, there are still no concrete details. "Generally speaking we want to break the camera so you can move around, with depth of field. We were already experimenting with that. We don't have a full feature list just yet.

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No PS3 to PS4 upgrade discount for The Last of Us Remastered

Sony will not offer a discount to those buying The Last of Us Remastered on PlayStation 4 who already own The Last of Us on PlayStation 3, it has confirmed.

In April Naughty Dog's Eric Monacelli responded to a fan question regarding a discount for those who had already splashed out on the PS3 game (and perhaps also a season pass) less than a year ago, saying the developer was "looking into the business model for all this".

Now, Sony has confirmed there won't be an upgrade available.

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The Last of Us Remastered lets you lock frame-rate at 30fps

The Last of Us Remastered lets you lock frame-rate at 30fps

UPDATE: Requested by PS3 "purists", not due to 60fps troubles.

UPDATE 17/7/14 09.30AM Naughty Dog's decision to include an optional 30fps lock in The Last of Us Remastered is due to requests by PS3 "purists" - not because the game would otherwise experience tearing.

That's according to the developer's co-president Evan Wells, who wrote on Twitter last night that the feature was implemented simply due to fan demand.

"Does the inclusion of a 30fps lock mean the 60fps fluctuates quite regularly?" a user asked.

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How strong exactly is PlayStation's 2014 line-up?

Shuhei Yoshida talks up PlayStation TV, Destiny and the importance of remakes.

Sony's president of worldwide studios Shuhei Yoshida has spoken about the importance of third-party games such as Destiny as well as PS3 remasters like The Last of Us Remastered in the PlayStation's line-up towards the end of 2014, as well as the importance of new audiences the PlayStation 4 has found.

The Last of Us Remastered release date announced

The Last of Us Remastered release date announced

New trailer reveals how the upgrade looks.

Naughty Dog's harrowing post-apocalyptic drama The Last of Us has been dated for a 29th July release, Sony announced at its E3 press conference.

That's a Tuesday, so it's ostensibly the following Friday, 1st August, in Europe.

The Last of Us Remastered will feature the original game along with its Left Behind campaign expansion and all the multiplayer DLC.

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A glimpse at The Last of Us Remastered on PS4

A glimpse at The Last of Us Remastered on PS4

Is that a 1080p painting? WARNING: POTENTIAL SPOILERS.

Naughty Dog has released a glimpse at The Last of Us Remastered in a new video.

The video, below, contains a few seconds of the post-apocalyptic adventure running on PlayStation 4. It's lifted from a particularly memorable moment in the game, so we won't spoil it here.

The Last of Us on PS4 includes higher resolution character models, improved shadows and lighting and upgraded textures. It runs at 1080p resolution, and Naughty Dog is targeting 60 frames per second.

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