Publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment and developer Naughty Dog have released an 11-minute “Features and Gameplay” trailer for The Last of Us Part I. This introduces the gameplay and presentation enhancements from the original game.
Unsurprisingly, there’s a lot taken from TLoU Part 2. Whatever your thoughts on the sequel, there’s no doubt that the gameplay was much improved, with all the usual quality of life accoutrements. The video also features director Shaun Escayg, and game director Matthew Gallant.
TLoU Part I can run at native 4K resolution at 30 frames per second or dynamic 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. It will also support the DualSense wireless controller haptics, trigger effects, and 3D audio.
You can check out the full video below.
From the official PlayStation Blog;
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 PlayStation 5‘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 in a more authentic and realistic way, 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.
The Last of Us Part I is due out for PlayStation 5 on September 2, followed by PC at a later date.
Source; PlayStation Blog
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