A new trailer for Naughty Dog‘s long-awaited remake of the first entry in the series, The Last of Us Part 1, has been officially released.
The new trailer focuses on the upcoming remake’s visual enhancements and features, as well as interviews with Naughty Dog co-president Neil Druckman, Game Director Matthew Gallant, and Creative Director Shaun Escayg.
The release of the new trailer for The Last of Us Part 1 was added as a new post on the Official PlayStation Blog, which revealed some additional details about the game. The remake will include denser physics, smoother animations, AI upgrades, plenty of accessibility options, and some fan-requested features like Permadeath and Speedrun modes. In addition, two different display modes are planned which include 4K resolution, 30 FPS, and dynamic 4K, 60 FPS gameplay
The PlayStation Blog elaborated on the remake, saying:
From the art direction to the character models, the entire game has been rebuilt from the ground up to take advantage of a new generation of graphical capability, allowing this game to reach the visual fidelity that the studio aspired for when crafting this experience. The PS5’s powerful hardware drives a host of visual benefits, from denser physics with tons of bumpables and chipables (bullets can now rip apart concrete and environmental objects) and cinematics now transition seamlessly to gameplay. Motion matching technology means that character animations flow more convincingly, intuitively, and realistically; all adding another layer of believability to characters and their interactions with the world. Further, AI upgrades mean that characters inhabit the world more authentically and realistically, such as buddy characters navigating cover to avoid enemy NPC sightlines more authentically.
The enhancements are all in the name of increasing the game’s immersion, but the improvements don’t stop there. Naughty Dog worked with their community to integrate some fan requests, including a “permadeath” mode, a speedrun-focused mode, and a host of brand-new unlockable costumes for Joel and Ellie. The game also hosts 60-plus accessibility options, outpacing what the developer was able to offer with The Last of Us Part II, and includes a new Audio Description mode, ensuring that play is rewarding and inclusive for all.
On September 2nd, 2022, The Last of Us Part 1 will be released on PlayStation 5. The game will be released on PC at a later date to be determined.