PS4’s Power: The Last of Us: Remastered Only Scratched Surface

The Last of Us: Remastered for Playstation 4 undoubtedly showed the graphical capabilities of Sony’s Playstation 4.

Improved resolution and various visual enhancements are some of the key upgrades from PS3 to PS4. However, there is so much more PS4 is capable of doing, according to Naughty Dog Community Strategist Arne Meyer.


In an exclusive interview, Meyer stated that with The Last of Us: Remastered, Naught Dog has merely scratched the surface of console’s true capabilities and achieved remarkable results for something which isn’t even developed for PS4 (from scratch, he meant):

I think we’re just scratching the surface. Obviously this isn’t our first game that’s been developed purely for the PS4, so I think for us this is a great proof of concept that, ‘Here’s the first foundation of how good we can do it and how far we can push it’. And that’s without doing something that’s made ground-up for the PS4.

Meyer continued by stating that at some points, they had to restrict themselves which adds weight to the idea that there are number of options that the console is capable of doing.

Discussing this, Meyer stated that their Particle Effects Artist wanted to alter a couple of things (in a positive way), but they couldn’t allow it since most of the things are interlinked with each other which could have affected the game’s overall design.


All this raises speculation rather excitement regarding Naughty Dog’s next instalment in Uncharted series. The developer has always been known to produce visually jaw-dropping games, but does that mean we are going to see any vast improvements in upcoming Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End? Meyer seems to think so, especially if one compares it to the previous instalments and undergoes a transition from PS3 to PS4:

[I]t’s always been hard to quantify because it’s so extremely relative to everything else. And with some things we’re actually reaching the limit of your eye anyway, which is crazy. But I think when you look at the way that our games have improved from game to game, there is a clear progression there and I think you can expect that as you continue development on the PS4.


Having played The Last of Us: Remastered, my faith in Naught Dog has doubled up. Hopefully, Gamescom 2014 will bring some more gameplay footage rather than another teaser for Uncharted 4.

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