New The Last of Us Trailer Shows That Graphically, PS3 is Still The One to Beat

Sony has recently released a new trailer for The Last of Us, and here's why it is so amazing.

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WrAiTh Sp3cTr32134d ago

It still looks like a game to me. If you're going for photo realism then you'll need new hardware. These consoles are showing their age and what I've seen from this game looks average. Just my opinion though...

IronFist2134d ago

Are you serious? This is one of the best looking games I've ever seen on console, and even gives some PC games a run for their money.

MasFlowKiller2134d ago

Damn I really cant wait for E3,
dying to see gameplay

piroh2134d ago

well, good looking games aren't made by hardware. good looking games are made by good developers

that's why PS3 shines all over competition

according to VGA, IGN and other respected sources:
best looking game of 2008 - MGS4
best looking game of 2009 - U2
best looking game of 2010 - GOW3
best looking game of 2011 - U3

danieldeath2134d ago

LOL this game ,if build for the PC can run 10 times better.Its just that PC doesn't have a love from devs.
The graphics are good though ,not great.

ZeroX98762134d ago

If build for the PC, the hardware needed to run it to the maximum would probably cost more than double what the price of the ps3 is.

Graphic benchmark games are always overhyped and are forgotten pretty fast. I'm Still playing super smash brawl, starcraft 2,minecraft, etc. but I don't regularly play Crysis (1 or 2). Sometimes Gameplay is gimped because of graphics. I'm a PC, 360, PS3,Wii, 3ds Vita, psp,DS, etc. Owner, so Graphic is the least of my worries, bring me some good gameplay instead.

Trenta272134d ago

It's a CGI cutscene. You haven't seen gameplay yet. For all we know, the graphics of the actual game might suck (Doubt that, but still. I'm proving a point) Also, it doesn't give PC games a run for its money.

StanSmith2134d ago

The graphics are average? Good?

Did you see the same trailer that i just watched? They look amazing!

As for photorealism and this still looking like a game, show me a PC game that doesn't look like a game. There isn't one. Even Battlefield 3 and Crysis still look like games. You're making out that PC's are generations in front of consoles when they aren't.

Graphically, yes they are better but they still look like games. I swear PC elitists forget that graphics don't mean crap if your physics and animations are poor (two things Naughty Dog get right everytime as well as having the best graphics on consoles).

TekoIie2134d ago


"According to VGA, IGN and other respected sources"

HA, respected?? Your kidding right? None of those are respected at all.

We all know for a fact that U3 wasnt the best looking game of 2011, its worthy of a nomination but it has nothing on BF3 for PC...

BlmThug2134d ago

Show me actual gameplay and not a trailer, nearly all trailers are on the level of the top PC games, doesnt mean they look like that in game though

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F7U122134d ago

Wow...I feel really bad for xbox gamers, they got f'ed over royally this gen. There wasn't one game in MS library that ever convinced me to get an xbox. sweet jesus, can you imagine what PS4 games are going to be like.

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SilentNegotiator2134d ago (Edited 2134d ago )

Oh here we go.

Someone talks about how good a console game looks and how it "takes the crown" (or whatever), and a couple of insecure PC gamers have a fit because the obvious fact that we're talking about consoles flies over their heads.

Oh and a bunch of 360 gamers suddenly become PC gamers when it's a ps3 game.

I'm pretty new to PC gaming myself, but I have a decent rig, and yes, games look spectacular. But the difference is that I have the common sense NOT to think that articles are implying that a console game looks better than games on your 580GTX.

So stop it before I take away your pacifiers.

joab7772134d ago

how can we say that a cutscene represents great graphics? Because i am pretty sure that just like uncharted, there wont b any loading, it will phase directly into gameplay that will be slightly better than U3. That makes it great for consoles. It will probably be the best looking title of this gen on consoles.

That being said, pc obviously trumps it. But, most developers could learn from naughty dog...alot. I am a little sad that they dumped the cell processor. It was obviously the memory that limited the ps3, not the card architexture. But, it all comes down to gameply amd ill b interested to see how different it is from uncharted. But, damn so far so good.

Peppino72134d ago

In-game graphics are beginning to close in of cutscene prerendered. This is one of those games that's blurring the lines between the two. The only other game I can think of right now is Tomb Raider reboot. Both look stunning and make you want to get your hands on the game right now!

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SilentNegotiator2134d ago (Edited 2134d ago )

"Kind of like how PS3 gamers all of the sudden LOVE the PC when discussing Xbox 360 games like Witcher, Minecraft, or Alan Wake's American Nightmare"

Ummm, nope. Not at all like that.

PC/360 games are multiplatform. You don't have to even LIKE pc gaming to see that. Sorry, nice try though. I saw trolls coming from a mile away to try that one.

And by the way, you're talking to a gamer that really IS a pc/ps3 gamer, so don't even bother. Just keep it to yourself, since that's all you're fooling by saying that pc/360 games are "exclusive".

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Ducky2134d ago (Edited 2134d ago )

"Oh and a bunch of 360 gamers suddenly become PC gamers when it's a ps3 game."

The PC is just a platform that everyone tags along with when it's in their favour.
The hypocrisy itself is on both sides.

Same goes for gaming journalism and game awards.
They're considered a joke when they disagree with our own opinion, but they're proudly flaunted when they go in one's favour.

As for 'exclusive' games; a game can be both exclusive and multiplatform at the same time.
Exclusive means that one or more platforms are being excluded.
Multiplatform means that two or more platforms can play the game.
Ofcourse, using the literal definition of those words is a bit silly, so the definition of both those words also change whenever they're in one's favour.

AngryTypingGuy2134d ago

Naughty Dog and Santa Monica are the graphics kings so far this gen, in my opinion.

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Akuma-2134d ago (Edited 2134d ago )

Naughty dog games look the same in gameplay as In cutscenes so the trailer's graphics are representative of the gameplays graphics. I can't wait to see more about this game at e3

NewZealander2134d ago

ill hold judgment too, im sure it will look great, but we have seen this from naughty dog before, trailers that look quite different to the final build...

kma2k2134d ago

agree with you there on there cutscenes quite a few times in Uncharted 3 the cutscene was over & i was still watching waiting to see what would happen next because i hadnt realised the cut scene was over!

Darth Stewie2134d ago (Edited 2134d ago )

What are you talking about this game looks gorgeous and I can't wait to see gameplay at E3.

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LaChance2134d ago

"New The Last of Us Trailer Shows That Graphically, PS3 is Still The One to Beat"

PC says hi.

And dont tell me "bu bu consoles". Last time I checked PS3 gamers count the PC when they talk about 360 exclusives.

Shadow Flare2134d ago (Edited 2134d ago )

So you admit 360 has never been competitive graphically

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Eyeco2134d ago

Simply throwing the pc in , is a cheap and ignorant way to detract from a games undeniable beauty oh and the above post is right.

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F7U122134d ago

uhhh yeah they just talking consoles.

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Anon19742134d ago

What the PC elitists always gloss over is that the odd, maxed out gaming PC screenshot that looks better than some console games aren't indicative of what the average PC gamer sees. PC hardware various wildly to the point where games either look drastically different than high end specs or won't run at all.

With the consoles you know every PS3 owner is going to have the exact same experience from their games. The game isn't going to look and run like hell on one PS3 compared to another PS3, which is the norm for PC gaming. The PC gaming experience can fluctuate wildly depending on many factors ranging from hardware, drivers, what OS you're using, running applications, etc...etc. The "every game is better on a PC," attitude isn't based in reality. The reality is majority of PC's out in the wild can't even run today's games.

Omnislash2134d ago

Nobody is talking about PC here GTFO!

PS3/PC is the best combo of gaming but still that does not mean PC is the best out there. Why would I want to build a 600 dollar PC every 2 years so I have to jump through hoops to play D3?

pr0digyZA2134d ago

lol say what?
"every PS3 owner is going to have the exact same experience from their games"-say that to the people with smaller tv's or standard definition televisions as there are a lot more of them out there than you think.

"run like hell on one PS3 compared to another PS3, which is the norm for PC gaming" Where is some proof for that sounds like you are just spouting out stuff. I would assume i if someone cant run a game on max then they would put it on medium or go for the console version.

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MariaHelFutura2134d ago


I'm not entirely sure that what you said even makes sense.

"Check yo self, before you wreck yo self"

Neutro2134d ago

Hey guess what I will see when I play this game on release day? Obviously the beautiful game that it will turn out to be. What will you see when you play a game on your PC? Uhh, your not playing yet because your too busy setting it up for it to actually look good enough to play LOL! Point is? You need to go adjust this and that just for your game to look "superior" while I can just insert in the disc and play and it'll already look beautiful without having to adjust anything.

clearelite2134d ago (Edited 2134d ago )

LaChance, why so mad br0?

Why would people be mad that PS3 has another amazing exclusive?

Perhaps they are brainwahsed fanbois?

...and why all the PC nubs talking about graphics as if they are more important than gameplay(don't worry i have a pc. I'm on it right now)?

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Hicken2134d ago Show
Bathyj2134d ago

You're entitled to your wrong opinion.

BlaqMagiq242134d ago

Ughh one of the most horrible troll comments ive seen in my life.

slaton242134d ago

well of course thats beacause it is a game not real some would say this in graphic wise is good enough...i like to see a game not a movie but ps4 will be in my living room some time after release

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Nimblest-Assassin2134d ago


Umm yeah high,

This is the picture I keep getting when you link me to it... its not even a farm, its a bunch of PS3s...

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ShinobiDragon2134d ago

I just set up an eye exam for you sir.

Bowzabub2134d ago

Looks pretty good to me for a game built by half of the team at ND. Take my $65 dollars please. Gameplay & storytelling is where it will shine I'd wager. Man, Aussies sure know how to make some top-notch games.

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GraveLord2134d ago

Looks way better than anything on the 360.
I'll even go as far as to say it beats Uncharted 3.

LOL_WUT2134d ago

If this doesn't make someone want to buy a PS3 then i don't know what will. Cant wait till E3.

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Patriots_Pride2134d ago

This guy must have never played a PC game on medium settings before much less high setting.

BubloZX2134d ago

I run all my games on high but alot of ps3 titles still blow my mind. Simply turning games on high dont matter if character and landscape models suck in general. Its like when i run my wii games on dolphin set at 1080p with everything on high. May be a little sharper but they're still pretty darn ugly when all said and done. It all comes down to optimization which is something 95% of all pc devs don't do

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orange-skittle2134d ago

Seemed like a good concept until I saw those mutated things. That killed it for me right there.

WeskerChildReborned2134d ago

Average? Are you serious bro? These are the best graphics i've seen on a console so far and even better than some PC games i've seen.

TheDarkTyrant2134d ago

That's weird... I've never seen a wrong opinion...

It's obvious that they're not going for photo realism, because real life doesn't look this good...

Besides, Call of Duty has Photo Realism locked down on competition and apparently you don't need new hardware to run that...

1Victor2134d ago

Not to offend you WaRiTh but you look like you need some NV glasses to see under there give us a video of a console game not on PS3 that looks better than this video. I know the finished game might not look 100% like the video so let save the judgments and trolling for the day the game comes out.

Tapioca Cold2134d ago

"Just my opinion though"

Uh, thanks for telling us that that was your opinion. I couldn't figure that out on my own. Just to let everyone know, if you say "it's my opinion" doesn't make you immune to responses.

Hurray for dumb people.

Oh, and I agree.

Why is everyone freaking out over this game. Talk about hype train. I didn't see any gameplay. Did you?

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units2134d ago

Hows about we wait for some actual gameplay

IronFist2134d ago

People said the same thing about Uncharted, and it looked AS good in the gameplay as it did in cutscene. Plus, this is in-game footage.

hennessey862134d ago

I want to see it running on my 43" tv before I pass judgement :)

Shaman2134d ago (Edited 2134d ago )

Its in engine, like ACIII trailer. Balestra (CEO of ND) showed their rendering farm for in engine cutscenes.

Look at released screenshots than compare it to this trailer. There is rather noticable difference. This trailer would have trouble running at 30fps on high end PCs, let alone console.!/cbale...

Shaman2134d ago (Edited 2134d ago )

Lol at people giving me disagrees. I can already picture cry babys yelling "stop it please", "you are lying" even though I posted a PICTURE of PS3 rendering farm straight from NAUGHTY DOG. Man you people are pathetic...

sjaakiejj2134d ago


I saw this article, and I already knew you would be commenting here on how the footage was supposedly "infeasible to run on Ps3 hardware", and thus must be "pre-rendered". I open the comments section, and search for "Shaman", and BINGO you're here :)

Yes Naughty Dog has a rendering farm for CG cutscenes. Does that mean that every cutscene is CG? The answer to that is a big fat no.

This cutscene is in-engine footage. Naughty Dog have re-iterated that it is _not_ pre-rendered. Furthermore, there's nothing in this trailer that would make it run at only 30fps on high-end systems. It's filled with trickery, and would run very well (better than Crysis 2) on High-End PCs.

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Nes_Daze2134d ago

@Shaman, I see your point, but what people are probably disagreeing with is the amount of hate that website is spewing. The author seemed butthurt, and thus very unprofessional. And by the way, those after builds still set benchmarks for graphics on consoles. As for PCs, enjoy the minimal amount of games for that.

WeskerChildReborned2134d ago

Well it's in game footage so it probably look's like what you're seeing except without a HUD.

clearelite2134d ago (Edited 2134d ago )

I have to give you credit units.

You have been steadily trolling on here for years. So, either you are a part of some super troll bot coded by MS or you are a steadfast and dedicated Sony hater, etc.

Either way, your unbelievable tenacity should be an inspiration to any up and coming troll out there. In a few years, when you retire from trolling it will leave a serious void in the troll community.

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TheRealHeisenberg2134d ago

Color me impressed again. Really looking forward to this game.

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j-blaze2134d ago (Edited 2134d ago )

lol in-game?? at 00:36 LOOK AT THE GIRLS FREAKING FACE! no way in hell this is an actual gameplay graphics...
again....ppl here still don't know the difference between in-engine rendered high detailed cutscenes and actual gameplay graphics -_-'


cutscene renders:


see the difference?

Bathyj2134d ago

Wow, some people just cant stand other people like stuff they dont like. Your trying too hard.

Go back to your, whatever it is you do.

ChickeyCantor2134d ago (Edited 2134d ago )

He still raises a point though.
No actual GAMEPLAY is presented. So the cutscenes usually get more horsepower so that they could do more. On top of that developers always up the image quality for promotion purpose.
They do it with images as well.

I would like to like this as the next guy. But I rather see some actual gameplay stuff.

OmniSlashPT2134d ago

You judge a game bu screenshots? You must have played UC3 in youtube lmao Uncharted 3 looks way better running in a PS3. And why don't you put screenshots of the desert scene? Or the plane scene? How about the horse riding scene?

jetlian2134d ago (Edited 2134d ago )

just let them like it. But yea this isnt how the game will look. its been this way the whole gen.

Already rumors the game is gonna be slow paced. It should look better than UC3

Nimblest-Assassin2134d ago

2 out of 3 of those screenshots can't be compared here is a better one



There is not a huge gap between cinematics and gameplay, and it all looks very good, most of your shots are from the beta build they showed at e3... and the last of us shot was alpha and this cutscene is the begining of what the guys at gameinformer saw... lets wait till e3... still very excited for this game.

I know your more excited for re6, but still

Hufandpuf2134d ago

None of the in-game screenshots show his face. How am I going to compare?

Ducky2134d ago (Edited 2134d ago )

... Why are you using scaled down images as comparisons? O.o

Edit @LastOfUs below
Your images are in 1600x900 in the first link.
The second link has scaled-down images.
So that isn't real in-game footage either.

j-blaze picked unflattering photos, but at least his photos were in the native game resolution.

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Nimblest-Assassin2134d ago

@fatoldman and hufandpuf

Sorry, its hard to find really good pictures... but if you play the games, then you know that with ND the game and cut scenes are almost similar

Ducky2134d ago

It's understandable. The cinematics/game is indeed pretty close, and the game looks better in motion than in frozen screencap.

I think the only real noticeable difference is that lighting is softer in the cutscenes... but I don't think anyone's going to loose sleep because of the lighting on a character's face. =p

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