Submitted by Mike_Tha_Hero 1447d ago | news

The Last of Us Trailer Rendered in Real Time on The PS3

That trailer you saw for The Last of Us was no CGI gimmick. Naughty Dog Co-President Evan Wells tweets that it was rendered in real time on the PS3. What does this mean for the upcoming post-apocalyptic survival PS3 exclusive? (Industry, Naughty Dog, PS3, The Last Of Us)

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piroh  +   1447d ago
The Cell

Naughty Dog you're the man
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Nitrowolf2  +   1447d ago
These graphics are just amazing. It's day one,not cause of the trailer but because it's from Naughty Dog. They know how to make quality games
LORD-PHOENIX  +   1447d ago
last of us,last guardian
lots of lasts....but definatly first when it comes to exclusive gaming pleasure!
piroh  +   1447d ago
Kutaragi-san knows best
PLASTICA-MAN  +   1447d ago
SURELY IT WAS, and it will look even better next year!

BTW, this second studio of Naught Dog should be THE MAIN Studio, instead of Uncharted studio caliming they reached PS3 full potential in Uncharted 2 and couldn't get beyond, then what is this? PS4? Ah Jason Rubin, where are you? Only you are the true spirit of Naughty Dog, make the 3rd studio and make PS5 like game.
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Iroquois_Pliskin  +   1447d ago
Of course it is! ND doesnt know what CGI is
darthv72  +   1446d ago
i have to ask....
was the last of us the only thing revealed? I didnt watch the show and am just now reading bits and pieces about this game.

Also, yes this is a high quality render. If this cutscene looks this good I can only imagine the actual gameplay will be just as good.

Looks like an I am legend sort of game.
rexbolt  +   1446d ago
i dont care for the grafics but this game looks intresting thats for sure
Nitrowolf2  +   1446d ago

true, but e know that Naughty Dog can deliver both graphics and excellent gameplay. Seriously they are the only Dev I know that could keep a perfect balance of everything, except maybe their Multiplayer part, other wise anything when it comes to single player they have excellent story, graphics, and gameplay.
NewMonday  +   1446d ago
ND should let all 1st party devs use the engine
nix  +   1446d ago
Wow... so many bitter fanboys on this thread (below)... lol.

i feel for you all.
Lazy_Sunday  +   1446d ago
Not to be a troll, but I want to see a Naughty Dog game on PC. Just imagine what they'd be capable of if this is how they dev on the PS3. If only consoles had upgradeable GPUs... it would be such a mess though :\
AC130-Gunship  +   1446d ago
I for one will have to see game play and possibly a Demo. I bought UC3 expecting the level of quality I have seen in "the last of us" trailer.

I definitely believe the team that worked on UC2 worked on "the last of us" instead of UC3. UC3 was handle by a new dev team altogether. The realization has blown my excitement for the UC series.
MoXxXi  +   1447d ago
When I read that it was rendered on console, I was amazed. Then I saw it was Naughty Dog and I wasn't surprised. Still great graphics. This was the only good thing to come out of the VGAs this year, lol.
Panthers  +   1446d ago
True. I am looking forward to C&C Generals 2 and was happy to see Bioware behind it, but otherwise Last Of Us stole the show.
Peppy la Moca  +   1447d ago
@phoenix,you mentioned 2 games with last in the title and then you say "lots of lasts". can't imagine what 3 games with last in the title would be to you then. a plethora? just having a laugh.

on topic, looking forward to hearing more about this title
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ALFAxD_CENTAURO  +   1446d ago
Why Naugthy Dog don't tell how to Develop on PS3 to the 3rd Party Devs? Why? Why?
j-blaze  +   1446d ago
it was all CG
MaxXAttaxX  +   1445d ago
osamaq  +   1446d ago
In engine does not mean in real time!!
Rourker  +   1446d ago
Yes, but rendered in real time means rendered in real time. Like it says if you were to read it. Not to be a dick or anything.
RyuCloudStrife  +   1446d ago
Long Live Play, brother.
Rhythmattic  +   1446d ago
Long Live Play, Gamers.
senorwakko  +   1447d ago
Looks like a game I will be keeping an eye on.
gabbleratchet98  +   1447d ago
Def looks good
cstyle  +   1446d ago
You guys know damn well the game won't look that good.
rocky047586  +   1446d ago
Uh why not? Uncharted 3 looks "that good" so why wouldn't this game look better than Uncharted 3?
MoXxXi  +   1446d ago
What that guy said. I mean dam, Uncharted 3 looked bloody fantastic. Why expect anything less from Naughty Dog?
chiwoo  +   1446d ago
People said the same thing about Uncharted 2 and 3 when they saw gameplay they shutup.
HappyWithOneBubble  +   1446d ago
LOL it's gonna be ok server-1. You got that flash light game to play.
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Kingdom Come  +   1446d ago
Why must people be as pathetic as to argue over sales? People could easily mention Resistence 3, which was most likely bigger budget and sold 180,000 Copies in it's first month compared to Gears of War 3's 3.5 Million in it's first week. What I don't understand is why the Playstation community brag about having a huge catalogue of exclusives only to not buy them. And you bring Alan Wakes sales into an argument started through the denial of this not being gameplay, which it isn't. I can honestly say I'll be buying this game day one, but the fact remains this isn't gameplay, just like how last years Uncharted 3 VGA trailer was supposedly ingame, yet wasn't. Just enjoy the trailer and the prospect of having a great game releasing next year and quit being so pathetic...
Why o why  +   1446d ago
Simple economics. If you have the choice of 10 and the budget for 5 somethings gotta give but if you have the choice of 3 and the budget for 3 the likelyhood is youll probably get all 3. Let one set celebrate games and the other great sales of the MINORITY of their games. Npd still getting banded around which is just as silly as downplaying alan wake which i really enjoyed so for me as a single entity on this planet my enjoyment is what counts not what the masses flock to...so as long as i enjoyed alan wake yakuza 4 resistance 3 3d dot game heros or any other game that didnt shine on npd i couldnt give two sh!ts what sells well....im a gamer not an accountant.... Smh
orange-skittle  +   1445d ago
Well put KINGDOM. These fools think that the game will actually look like the trailer. I guess they forgot that trailer with Drake walking in the desert was supposed to be in-game graphics as well. What a big surprise when the game was actually released.

The game will look similar to the trailer but dont expect those surreal visuals. The title does look promising though. BTW, Alan Wake is PS3 Fanboys only fight when comparing exclusives. Ask them about the Resistance series, God of War series, and Uncharted series. None of those IPs ever sold more than a Halo series or the Gears of War series. Great IPs that dont get support from these fanboys that like to talk sh!t. I am definitley picking this game up because I love the uncharted seies, but part 3 was a let down. The story was dumb and I hated the missions with younger Drake. Even the drugged up stages sucked. The ending was tooooo corny
NiKK_419  +   1446d ago
Why not? That's exactly what the game will look like, because it's all in-game... There's no CGI there. Naughty Dog doesn't use CGI to make their game look better, they let the game talk for itself. Sorry to burst your bubble.
Eyesoftheraven  +   1446d ago
The edges are too smooth and the level of detail is sharp both near and far to be real time quality. Its got to be per-rendered in-engine footage. Evan Wells said nothing about rendered in real-time on PS3, just captured. Don't go twisting tweets for hits now.
Imalwaysright  +   1446d ago
Yeah pre-rendered in-engine footage just like Uncharted's cutscenes.
Eyesoftheraven  +   1446d ago
Exactly. Though if that turns out to be the case, there's still an obvious improvement in graphics here. From lighting, to textures, animations, etc..
Apotheosize  +   1446d ago
Its funny that people think the game will actually look/play like this. CGI movies from Pixar look like this. Guess what? thats also "in-game engine", doesnt mean its not pre-rendered though. Game will look good but dont expect miracles guys
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CGI-Quality  +   1446d ago
CGI movies look better than this. And if you mistook this trailer's quality for such, it must look pretty damn good. Either way, anyone that's invested any sizable amount of time in the Uncharted series knows Naughty Dog doesn't do CGI and their cutscenes are entirely in-engine (the ones that cut to black that is, all the others are pulled directly from gameplay).
Dee_91  +   1446d ago
Do you know the difference between a CGI pre rendered and a real time cut scene ?
Im assuming not lol

Uncharted does rendered real time cut scenes.That why the transition from cut scene to gameplay is almost seemless ( which is what im assuming this game will be doing.So what you see there will more than likely look just as good in gameplay). Thats not exactly the same as pre rendered cutscene.Most games use CGI and or pre-rendered cutscenes
Heavy Rain used actual real time cutscenes along with pre rendered cutscenes.
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SweatyFlorida  +   1446d ago
Pre-rendered yes, CGI no. I imported the trailer to my Ps3, and slowed it down. There's considerable areas/tidbits that do not qualify for CGI, so it must be in-engine. CGI is basically perfect, look at Final Fantasy trailers, or even the Tomb Raider trailer shown at E3, every little detail is clean, crisp, and perfect. Slow the trailer down on an HDTV and if you have any knowledge in graphics then you would know it's not CGI.

It was sad to see all the "other" people in denial about it being in-game/in-engine one the trailers first got uploaded and this info wasn't given. Well I know that the truth isn't gonna hurt me ;)
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modesign  +   1446d ago
xbots still cant grasp the power of the ps3, but keep crying with your dvd9 compressions.

"but but, the xbox cant do this, so neither can the ps3" boo hoo hooo. keep crying fanbot.
CrimsonEngage  +   1446d ago
Developers also have a tendency to LIE. A lot. *cough*DICE*cough*
CGI-Quality  +   1446d ago
Well, since Naughty Dog is a team known to put their money where their mouths are, "other" developers are irrelevant in this topic.
death2smoochie  +   1446d ago
All developers lie...but give credit to DICE and BF3 on consoles.

Name another game...EVEN made by ND that has those size MAPS, vehicles, mostly real time effects/lighting/soft shadows and not pre calculated effects that you see on almost all other console games including Uncharted 3 and destruction looking the way it does on consoles?
There is no other game.

Uncharted 3 looks better than BF3 on consoles, BUT its one of the most linear games this generation. The size of the areas to explore are tiny compared to BF3 areas. It does not have the same level of real time effects as BF3...even on consoles.

BF3 in general even on consoles is rendering far more advanced effects in a larger space than Uncharted 3 with destruction and vehicles/planes etc.
What did you expect? That the PS3 version on BF3 would look like the PC version? Really?

If DICE lied...so what. They lied like ALL other developers this generation to sell their game and in the end the game plays and looks amazing...on all systems. That's sure some nice lying then...

I know...I know...me saying this on N4G about a PS3 exclusive will get me a restriction ban almost certainly as I have no more bubbles for people to take.
I keep forgetting what Site I am on and what I can and cannot say about a certain console and its games...
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orange-skittle  +   1445d ago
These morons dont understand SCALE. DICE never lied to anyone and if they saw the PC version of BF3, they would be blown away. Even GameTrailers reviewer said he's never seen visuals like that in a shooter. Lets see ND make a game with the scale/size of BF3 and keep its graphical prowess intact. Something has to give when dealing with the size of a game. You can't have both since consoles have their limits.
jokia005  +   1446d ago
im now really happy to be alive this generation.
appreciate my parents.
mafiahajeri  +   1446d ago
Nice avatar that was fast! :p
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ninjahunter  +   1446d ago
And here we go again lol. Better brace yourselves for the PS3 master races return to glory with their trailers. Look at that trailer, pretty shiny eh? Man, if only other systems had trailers that looked this good maby they could be the massively superior platform, am i right?
Pyscho_Mantis  +   1446d ago
Silly xbotx and PC retards getting pissed again....hahaha reminds me of uncharted 2......cry some bitches your tears are delicious
ninjahunter  +   1446d ago
Lol you funny, I come here because unlike some people I know ps3 fans eat up naughty dogs lies like a fat kid and his lard. Its just funny watching ps3 fanboys get on their highhorse then acting like nothing happened when it looks like medeocre shit. :) but you wouldn't realize that would you?
Jijoro  +   1446d ago
It reminds me of RE5 because of the characters and I think the graphics look good because only 3 to 4 characters can be rendered onscreen at once.
ninjahunter  +   1446d ago
except resident evil had like 30 guys on screen. Man points for RE.
Ddouble  +   1446d ago
"TheLastofUs trailer was definitely not CG. all in-engine captures from PS3, just like Uncharted cinematics"


It even looks better than the Dead Island CG trailer.
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tubers  +   1446d ago
What an exaggeration. Check the quality of your display.

Don't get me wrong.. this looks amazing for an IN GAME RENDER.. but you've got to be kidding if it's better than the Dead Island CG Trailer.
AmaZinG  +   1446d ago
looks good
but not as good as BF3 or Witcher 2 or Crysis 2.

On Pc ofc
Genecalypse  +   1446d ago
That "in-game engine" you guys are always talking about..guess what? It runs on a PC! (You know where all of your games are made). In game engine doesnt mean shit all, the devs use higher polygon models, enhanced lighting and higher res textures, tons of post process effects to spruce up the image, and it doesnt run on the PS3, it runs on the computer where they create the game.

I know shocking
Sevir  +   1446d ago
If a PS3 Dev kit with final specs for the PS3 is a PS3
.... Then its pretty safe to assume that this was done and completely rendered on a PS3... SOOOOOOOO the notion that this is a PC that rendered this game is far out and whimsical. LOL!!!! you sir have missed it!
nevin1  +   1446d ago
God Of War 4 will crushed this game.
tubers  +   1446d ago
Rendered in-game DOESN'T really mean graphics in actual gameplay.

Not that it really matters as the overall visual impact would still be very identical.
Sevir  +   1446d ago
I guess you didn't play uncharted 2/3 LOL
Denial is Denial
Software_Lover  +   1446d ago
The graphics were changed from the Uncharted 3 "in game" displays from actual retail. Same with every game.
Software_Lover  +   1446d ago
You guys/gals are still falling for this stuff huh???

Just sad. It will be close to the trailer, kind of how the Uncharted 3 e3 stuff/ vs retail, but it wont be the trailer.

Now I see why people believe Obama is a socialist, if its on the internet its true, lol.
Panthers  +   1446d ago
Everyone who knows Uncharted knows what that trailer was. We know that wasnt actual gameplay quality. It was a cutscene using real time engine graphics. Just like Uncharted does. The game will still look amazing. We know what to expect from Naughty Dog.
yogaflame  +   1445d ago
This is the reason why we dont need ps4 yet because ps3 still has lots of power and we still have allot of great games to come next year like this game, FFversus13, last guardian, bioshock, etc. Even the xbox 360 it has more games to come and kinect hehe. So no Next gen for 2012

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