The Last of Us Part I PS5 Features Showcased in “Rebuilt for PS5” Video Feature

Naughty Dog has pushed out a new video for The Last of Us Part I, and this one is titled “Rebuilt for PS5” and showcases The Last of Us Part I PS5 features and enhancements gamers can expect at launch.

Watch the 10-minute video feature below, where we see gameplay and hear about the game being built for PS5 by Creative Director Shaun Escayg and Game Director Matthew Gallant.

Per Naughty Dog:

While the Last of Us Part I can render Native 4K at targeted 30 FPS or dynamic 4K at targeted 60 FPS*, and features PS5 mainstays like DualSense wireless controller haptics, trigger effects, and 3D audio**, it’s clear that there’s a lot more going on here than a simple resolution and framerate bump, it’s a complete overhaul.

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 in a more authentic and realistic way, such as buddy characters navigating cover to avoid enemy NPC sightlines more authentically.

Naughty Dog adds that the improvements didn’t stop there, as the studio worked with the community to integrate fan requests like a “permadeath’ mode, a “speedrun-focused mode” and pthjer new unlockable costumes for both Joel and Ellie. The Last of Us Part I also hosts 60-plus accessibility options, which includes a new Audio Description mode to ensure gameplay is rewarding and inclusive for all.

It might be a coincidence (though I doubt it), but this video seems to have been put out to quell the recent leaks that mention how there are no gameplay improvements in this remake other than a visual upgade.

The Last of Us Part I launches on PlayStation 5 this September 2, 2022.

Source: PlayStation Blog

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