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The Last of Us Remastered: Neil Druckmann on 'Hellish' PS4 Port

In an exclusive chat with The Last of Us' creative director explained how tough it has been to port one of 2013's most beloved and celebrated game to Sony's next gen machine.

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1OddWorld812d ago

It's interesting that now [compared to when there were technical limitations] the bottleneck is 'Can we fit all this on the disc?'"

/s BluRay always holding us back.

Regis812d ago

Well Sony has recently developed a tape that can hold 179 gbs of data in one square inch and it like 7 feet long or something. Google it. Looks pretty interesting to be honest.

USA007812d ago

@Regis
179gb wouldn't be that impressive, hopefully you meant GB

randomass171812d ago

@majiebeast Forget that! Bring on the TB discs!!

Dirtnapstor812d ago

Sony (with Toshiba I think) was developing a 500 GB dual layered Blu-ray Disc. It'll come about!

Godmars290812d ago (Edited 812d ago )

And when there are 2 and greater terabyte discs floating around in labs, neither MS and especially Sony have said if the the XB1 or PS4 can handle 100GB.

Nevermind MS only saying BR wasn't needed last get as they pushed their digital-only future.

xilx811d ago

@Regis

It's actually a 185 *TB* tape, though it's totally not feasible for games. It's really something that's only going to be used for archiving, because it's going to be comparatively very slow.

Benchm4rk811d ago

Id actually be surprised if we are still using physical media for games in 7-8 years when the new consoles come out.

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showtimefolks812d ago

really excited to replay this and happily spend another $60. Its my most favorite game of last generation. I hope a lot of people who passed on it or didn't have a ps3 will give this newer/better version a chance

Its one of those special games that should be played by as many as possible

Bruce_Wayne812d ago

My friend from school exploded in his pants when he heard this game was being released for PS4. He only played 360 last gen.

starchild812d ago

I have it on PS3, but I will happily buy the remastered version for my PS4. The game is just that good.

joab777812d ago

The reason they are doing this is b/c it will sell consoles...especially to the many ppl who never owned a ps3. Its kinda brilliant actually.

randomass171812d ago

Having maxed out my old New Game+ I gave my PS3 copy to a friend who makes even less than I. So I'm thinking I'll get the game on PS4 and by then it will surely be cheaper for me. :)

Benchm4rk811d ago

@showtimefolks and joab777

I have a ps3 but mainly used it for a blu ray player last gen and gamed mostly on 360. I almost bought TLOU twice but held off. I had my suspicions that they would release it for ps4. As soon as they announced it I pre ordered it and will grab that and a ps4 the same day. Excited to play it. Months of avoiding spoilers and not joining in conversations with my friends about the game will be over soon :)

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Future_2015812d ago

PS4 games do not exceed more than 60-70g so I have no idea what person would say you need a 500gb blue ray disc

chrono1205812d ago

Xbox 360 games do not exceed more than 7-8g so I have no idea what person would say you need a 50gb blue ray disc

And we all see how that ended.:)

randomass171812d ago

More space is never a bad thing. MGSIV would have spanned a bunch of discs if it was still on DVD.

mo241812d ago

This is a true system seller.
Even being avaible on the ps 3.
I always wanted to buy the game on the ps 3, but for some reason I always postponed it. Glad I did.

Benchm4rk811d ago

Im with you man. Resisted buying the game a couple of times. Will be the reason I grab a PS4

mrbojingles812d ago

A bit off topic but I'd like to point out that Nintendo has been spending money on the development of HVD, Holographic Discs which store up to 300GB and theoretically 1TB on a single disc for like 10 years now. I think Japan got a few HVD players but it hasn't really taken off coz its still thousands of dollars

dontbhatin812d ago

Honestly considering how almost everything is going digital, idk if a new type of physical media is necessary. You also forgot to add that the discs alone are a couple hundred bucks each.

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marloc_x812d ago

DVD sold alot of Playstations but the format is all but dead. Shed some weight Sony..

HeWhoWalks812d ago

This doesn't make any sense at all. None.

OT: Can't wait for this! Just "shed some" light on the date, ND.

BG11579812d ago

In case you didn't know, Sony is already working in a new support that could handle around 300 gig.

marloc_x812d ago (Edited 812d ago )

Perhaps PS5 will use cassette tapes?

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randomass171812d ago

DVD is most certainly not dead. They sell DVDs with all Bluray movies because not everyone wants a Bluray player.

Hyper_Tension140812d ago

Who doesnt have a blu-ray these days.

Now that both next gen consoles have it, more people will likely buy more of those movies.

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breakpad812d ago (Edited 812d ago )

Sony said that they will support PS3 parallel with the PS4..the only thing i see is ports of successfull games(or not-GOW aAcension is lame descision to be ported) of PS3 which lessen even more the reasons to buy the previous console and also augments the library of PS4 with lame ports of already played games and not with AAA new ips ...if you think that half of the games (or incoming games) of PS4 are sequels of milked , not-so-successfull franchises (Killzone , Infamous, GOW (incoming), Uncharted (incoming) Last of US (the only that deserves a sequel))(the other half is indies) and non new IPs the console does not conveinces to buy it yet

SoapShoes812d ago

Uh I see ports being used to fill the gaps during the usual summer drought but it's clear you are a troll as anyone who has done their research knows it's not the case and historically new consoles get games that are cross generational.

breakpad812d ago (Edited 812d ago )

the pro- mentioned franchises were the main reason that PS3 struggled hard against X360 ..not so successful very generic games in which Sony relied a lot and didnt care to attract exclusivities from Japanese companies (who were the main reason of PS2 success) ..now it seems that repeats the same mistakes with ports and recirculating these average games (ok to be fair TLOUS is an excellent game but for that reason shouldnt be ported to PS4)

jmac53812d ago

I just lost brain cells reading gamepard's comments.

WeAreLegion812d ago

If you think ports are a new thing, you haven't been gaming very long. Every generation sees ports of games from the previous generation.

randomass171812d ago

Very, very true. That is a very common thing. I remember when I saw a Tarzan game on the GCN and thinking "Wait, wasn't that also on 64?" Sure enough, it was.

Magicite812d ago

Yes, atm Im not convinced to buy PS4 because my PS4 backlog is extremely huge and with upcoming games (tales of zestiria, kh2.5, persona 5) it only grows, but Im actually glad it is the way it is, it means I can finish my backlog no rush and buy PS4 when Im ready.

mo241812d ago

the games will come. We need something for now filling up the library.

LKHGFDSA812d ago

it's ONE GAME.
and it's one of the greatest games of all time.

all 3 of the consoles are spouting out sequels to well known titles, that's how the game industry works.

I can see why this guy only has 2 bubbles.

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Muzikguy812d ago

I'm anxiously awaiting this game even though I have the PS3 version too. Awesome game, definitely one of my favorites!!

Solid_Penguin-64812d ago

Not long now before we see the fruits of their labour then.