Naughty Dog 'looking into' Last of Us PS4 upgrades

The Last of Us: Remastered might get a discount for players of the PS3 original. Naughty Dog says it's looking into such an option and will update once it receives input.

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The news that The Last of Us is making the trip to PlayStation 4 was exciting for fans--even if unsurprising. But a lingering question remained: would loyal TLU players on PS3 have to pay full-price to play the Remastered version? Naughty Dog has now given the first indication that it might offer an upgrade for current owners.

Asked about a discount on the PlayStation EU Blog (via GameSpot), Naughty Dog's Eric Monacelli said, "We’re looking into the business model for all this and will post about this once we have input from all regions."

That's far from finalized, but we've heard plenty of people hoping for an upgrade program, so Naughty Dog is doubtlessly hearing the same feedback. If they do decide to go through with it, it would likely only upgrade digital copies, but retailers might follow suit with a trade-in program. For example, GameStop is offering an upgrade to another Sony first-party game, MLB The Show 14.

The Last of Us: Remastered will include the Left Behind DLC, cast and director commentary, higher resolution character models, improved shadows and lighting, and upgraded textures.

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    April 17, 2014 7:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Naughty Dog 'looking into' Last of Us PS4 upgrades.

    The Last of Us: Remastered might get a discount for players of the PS3 original. Naughty Dog says it's looking into such an option and will update once it receives input.

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      April 17, 2014 7:48 AM

      i could have swore that at one point they said they were not making a last of us PS4 port.

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        April 17, 2014 7:48 AM

        Too late now, it's official!

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        April 17, 2014 8:02 AM

        They did say that they had "no plans" to do a PS4 port.

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        April 17, 2014 9:03 AM

        I thought it was specially designed for the super computer like cell architecture and translating it to boring x86 would be costly.

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          April 17, 2014 9:23 AM

          It'll have taken them a year or so, I think, so yes pretty costly.

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        April 17, 2014 9:41 AM

        Because $$$$$.

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      April 17, 2014 8:48 AM

      Here's an idea, how about releasing a PC upgrade?

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        April 17, 2014 8:49 AM

        why don't you buy a PS4?

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          April 17, 2014 9:02 AM

          But he's a delicate unique pc master race snowflake

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          April 17, 2014 12:35 PM

          because I have small children, and therefore might as well not even have a TV.

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            April 17, 2014 1:34 PM

            You could buy a PS4 and a Vita to stream to! Just go crazy with money!

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        April 17, 2014 8:51 AM

        I am sure a Sony studio is just going to rush right out to put a Playstation exclusive on the PC.

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        April 17, 2014 9:52 AM

        Haha