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Sony reveal The Last of Us Part 1 remake gameplay improvements

Published: 08:23, 21 July 2022
Updated: 11:36, 22 July 2022
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The Last of Us Part 1 gameplay looks practically unchanged
The Last of Us Part 1 gameplay looks practically unchanged

After big leaks revealed that The Last of Us Part 1 Remake doesn't have meaningful gameplay improvements, Sony have released a video showcasing what's been changed. 

Update: Sony had to act fast and release the official gameplay for The Last of Us Part 1 Remake . In a ten-minute video, Co-President of Naughty Dog Neil Druckmann , Game Director Matthew Gallant and Creative Director and Writer Shaun Escayg talk about the development process and some of the improvements that they've made to the gameplay. 

The trailer also includes new comparison shots, which once again reveal the big visual fidelity difference between the two titles. 

Sony The Last of Us on PS4 Pro vs The Last of Us Part 1 Remake on PS5 comparison shot really tells a lot The Last of Us on PS4 Pro vs The Last of Us Part 1 Remake on PS5 comparison shot really tells a lot

Sony In The Last of Us Part 1 Remake, Joel's character is much more detailed than Joel in the original In The Last of Us Part 1 Remake, Joel's character is much more detailed than Joel in the original

If you don't have the ten minutes to watch the video here's a TL; DW with the most important details:

  • Overhauled facial animations
  • Better environments 
  • New enemy and companion AI 
  • 3D audio and DualSense support 
  • Speedrunning mode 
  • New accessibility features

Original story: Well, it happened again. The Last of Us franchise can't catch a break with leaks lately as more previously unseen screenshots and footage of The Last of Us Part 1 Remake have emerged online over the last couple of days. 

Judging by the newly leaked gameplay, it looks like Naughty Dog's beloved action-adventure has not received any gameplay improvements, as suggested by the leaker who said most gameplay changes are improved animations. 

This comes as a surprise since The Last of Us Part 1 PlayStation Store page very adamantly states that the game is a "total overhaul of the original experience" with "modernized gameplay mechanics".

Eagled-eyed fans also spotted that there is no major difference between the remake and the original, except for visual improvements, which have been bumped up significantly. 

Despite the lack of changes to gameplay, some are excited to experience the story of Ellie and Joel again but others remain unimpressed and disappointed that Sony decided to go forward with such a weak remake.

MKFireandIce The Last of Us Part 1 (left) vs The Last of Us Part 1 Remake (right) - Staggering difference At least The Last of Us Part 1 Remake graphics are significantly better than the original

Some even say that the game is not worth the full price, which is probably true.

"It seriously does not look much different in terms of the gameplay and AI. Unless Sony has a state of play to prove otherwise, I'm gonna skip this, or wait for a deep sale,"  said one fan.

"No way Naughty Dog can justify the $70 price tag this is ridiculous. Looks amazing graphically, but then you can say this is a remaster, not a remake. And for 70 dollars?,"  another The Last of Us fan added.

Sony should probably sell The Last of Us Part 1 Remake for $30 tops but as long as PlayStation owners keep buying these half-baked products, Sony won't stop with their practice. Can't really blame them.

If you're thinking that the leaked footage is from an outdated build of the game hence the janky gameplay, leaker Nick Baker who shared the footage says the footage is from "the most up-to-date" build. 

Sony and Naughty Dog are yet to officially reveal the gameplay footage of The Last of Us Part 1. 

So far, we only have the announce trailer which has some gameplay snippets but that's just a carefully made showcase video, not a gameplay demo, which should give us a clearer picture of the mechanics. 

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Until we get to see more, take all the info with a grain of salt, since it's not coming from the official sources, even though we all know the leaked footage is indeed real. 

The Last of Us Part 1 Remake is set to launch on PlayStation 5 on September 2, 2022. A PC version is also in development but it does not have a release date at the moment. 

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