In Theory: Could The Last of Us on PS4 run at 1080p60?

Digital Foundry :

"There is no information about a new The Last of Us game but I can share this knowledge; as of this summer, The Last of Us will be on the PS4. Both on PSN and physically," PlayStation's Eurasian Software Market Manager Sercan Sulun told CNN earlier this week. "The PS4 version will also include the DLC so you will be able to play Left Behind as well."

As far as off-piste game announcements go, this one is right up there with the best of them. Sony can't dismiss comments from a high-ranking employee as "rumour and speculation" - because they aren't - but at the same time, simply confirming the news isn't as simple as you might think. The marketing machine behind such a high-profile release just isn't ready. Think back to furore over Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and it's clear that a deft PR touch is required to launch any prospective PS4 remaster of The Last of Us effectively.

Indeed, the nature of the project, the mooted summer release date, and the fact we hadn't heard anything about it up until this moment all point to a fantastic E3 surprise spoiled in an instant. Imagine the reveal slotted into the line-up as a "one more thing" endnote to Sony's upcoming press conference. It would have been electrifying.

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ArbitorChief1518d ago

It'll be 1080p no doubt, 60 FPS will come down to how good Naughty Dog are at optimization, but like the article said, if Tomb Raider can reach 60 FPS and maintain around 40 - 60 FPS, can't see why The Last of Us can't

starchild1518d ago (Edited 1518d ago )

Well, if they are talking about simply running the same game that was on PS3 then they should easily be able to hit 60fps and 1080p on PS4. But if they are planning to enhance the graphics in fairly significant ways then I would say it becomes more unlikely.

Tomb Raider on PC and the Definitive Edition on PS4 actually look quite a bit better than The Last of Us, so it isn't a straight forward comparison.

I think Naughty Dog could enhance the graphics in some minor ways and still hit 1080p and a solid 60fps.

All I know is that I can't wait to play it on my PS4. It's going to look amazing and, who knows, maybe even have a few gameplay tweaks or extra content.

Sevir1518d ago

There engine definitely supports it, Eurogamer did a quick tech breakdown of a 60fps reel for Uncharted 3 which ND released online. I'll locate the link...

Found it!

And this is Uncharted 3, probably running on 4 PS3's in ND's Pas4 Render Farm... The engine supports it. So if they did a straight port, It would be optimized for 60fps. They'd have plenty of room to add effects and new graphics and 4x-8x texture quality bump as well as new character models.

ntkennedy1518d ago (Edited 1518d ago )

There were several articles a while back in regards to the 'scalability' of their engine from PS3 to PS4 so I don't think any of this will be a problem.

Also, I believe I read somewhere the had like 2TB of assests for the game and they have to compress that to ~40GB. I would imagine this could be done a lot more efficiently for the PS4.

DoomeDx1518d ago


lol ofcourse the engine supports 60fps. Every engine does if the hardware is capable.

A framerate lock is a simple setting which is in every game engine.

AliTheSnake11518d ago

It depends on how high they want the textures quality and the details. The more framerates the lower the texture quality and effects.

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gazgriff2k121518d ago

ill take 30fps with extra gfx effects over 60fps. 60fps my ruin the feel of the game especially in mp

Lior1518d ago

60fps may ruin the feel of multiplayer? Are you high or just an ignorant console player

bjmartynhak1518d ago (Edited 1518d ago )

Judder because fps variation can ruin the game. But a nice, racing-standard locked 60fps is obviouslty better than 30fps.

Not that I care much though. I also prefer capped at 30 fps than unlocked aroung 40-60.

Edit: TLOU only need a bumb of image quality and locked fps. Remove the aliasing and lock it at 30 fps and it's done.

Vegamyster1518d ago

60 fps is much more fluid & responsive then 30 fps, it would make MP better.

on_line_forever1518d ago

i hope we could see this game on PC with 1080p and 60 FBS

ArbitorChief1518d ago (Edited 1518d ago )

Maybe one day with Gaikai. I could imagine one day Sony allowing Playstation games to be streamed via Gaikai to PC.

MASTER_RAIDEN1518d ago (Edited 1518d ago )

lol kind of a random request. game is as exclusive to PS as it gets. seems like a waste of time to "hope" it comes to pc.

gaikai/PS now could make it happen someday, but thats not really the same thing as the game "coming out for pc" imo.

SourShoes1518d ago

1080p is a given. 60 f/s would be awesome. I imagine though, that a lot of people who would buy the PS4 version are those who are 360 converts or first-time PS owners, so 30 f/s is fine for this game. Of course, those of us who have played the piss out of it want 1080/60. I do believe that ND will get 60 f/s out of it and that it will be one of their main marketing points. Us veterans need a reason to buy the game again.

OT: I love Eurogamer. In my opinion, it's the best gaming site on the net. Their reviews are critical, but no BS. If they give a game a score of 9, you can bet the bank that it's bad ass. They always have great news and articles as well as DF. They're the best and I'm not a Euro gamer.

StrawberryDiesel4201518d ago

I would bet my nuts on the game running 1080p/60fps. This is Naughty Dog we are talking about and these individuals are nearly the best at getting the most out of SONY hardware.

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Shad0wRunner1518d ago

In theory, yes...yes it can. And knowing will.

PersonMan1518d ago

Really? Knowing Naughty Dog? When has a Naughty Dog game ever run at 60fps?

The_Sneauxman1518d ago

How ignorant, obviously he means with this better hardware and the quality of work ND does, you can pretty much expect 1080p/60fps.

Troll harder.

PersonMan1518d ago

I'm not trolling. I just have never seen proof that Naughty Dog will release a game running at 60fps.

I believe that some developers prefer the cinematic look of 30fps.

With 60fps, things look too smooth and gives you that arcade feel which might ruin the atmosphere of the game.

Qrphe1518d ago

Crash Nitro Racing
You asked

djplonker1518d ago

There would be no point in a ps4 version if it wasn't and I trust that naughty dog will deliver...again.

superbhoy1518d ago

I wonder if there will be cross play with ps3 users. I think the multiplayer was under rated

dodgemoose1518d ago

Not sure how it was under rated, but yeah, great multiplayer. I completed both journeys and got all the gear I think.

inmusicutrust1518d ago

Not many people acknowledge the MP which is a damn shame. So much atmosphere, especially when you are the last man standing for your team. I'd love to have this on ps4, especially if it includes the dlc maps

brich2331518d ago

Simple answer: Yes

Complicated answer: It all depends on the the port process and developer fps target.

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