The Last of US PS4 vs PS3 Comparison Animated GIF Shows Vast Visual Improvement

Today Sony Computer Entertainment published a new video of The Last of Us Remastered and of course it prompted comparisons with the PS3 version of the game.

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XiNarutoUzumaki2531d ago (Edited 2531d ago )

The entitled gamers are going to be dissapointed. They seem to be expecting a new graphic Engine.

osamaq2531d ago

actually I don't see that deference...

but I'll buy it for the 60 fps multiplayer...

Rimeskeem2531d ago

ill tell you.

the leaves are more detailed and you can tell the shape more or less. The trees in the background are far less blurry. and the snow is much more crisp

XiNarutoUzumaki2531d ago

Not a big difference of course. you know what Remaster means?

ThinkThink2531d ago

I'm in the same boat. I don't see the difference. Maybe Ellie's face is a 5% clearer? Doesn't really matter though. The game will be great.

Metfanant2531d ago

look at the wooden structure in the background...the clarity the added resolution gives is immediately apparent

starchild2531d ago


That's the kind of differences you usually see when you increase resolution. I'm used to seeing these differences on multiplats when going from console to PC with higher native resolutions.

Still, the game is gorgeous and will look a lot better at native 1080p and running at 60fps.

Bathyj2531d ago

Well its like they said. A video is not going to do the difference in the game justice, how would a gif?

Cryptcuzz2531d ago (Edited 2531d ago )

Everything overall is better. Sharper textures everywhere; The tree trunks, rocks, leaves on the floor, Ellie's clothes, face and hair. Snow and physics on her hoodie appears to be flowing smoother as well. I can also tell the draw distance is clearer and sharper in the PS4 version. All that and yes, 60 FPS.

ZodTheRipper2531d ago

If this low-res gif is a sign of what's to come then I'm excited to see some direct-feed footage fr9m Gamersyde.

Tempest3172531d ago

The entire ps3 version is quite blurry, looks like its being viewed through plastic film. It's possible to see quite a lot more finer details on the ps4 version as such.

Darkstares2531d ago

Can ANYONE explain why they see this as an issue when most people support movies being upgraded with better sound and visuals and our music being released on newer formats while the sound can be improved with the latest technology? We are getting better frame rates, improved visuals and better controller response. Don't like the price wait for it to drop. So tell me again what's the problem?

morganfell2531d ago

"The entitled gamers are going to be dissapointed. They seem to be expecting a new graphic Engine."

No. You are just trolling. ND was very clear about this even before the PS4 announcement when they dropped hints about everything being built at higher polys and then downrezzed for the PS3. Add to this ND has been clear TLOU engine is the same one they use for the PS4. So, you now have failed doubly over.

Sevir2531d ago

There's a big difference... The rocks to the right on the PS4 look more dense with deeper darks and more texture detail, you can see the dampness and dew coating them from the snow, The leaves have more shape and you can make it out. The leather on Ellie's Jacket has more snow particles and its more apparent, along with her hair follicles, The background doesn't look so blurry, you can see farther. They've really done plenty with the game. and things look 2x as fast. in comparison.

dumahim2531d ago

The coat for me seems like the biggest improvement.
Keep in mind, this gif is only 640 pixels wide for each side.

Ares84HU2531d ago

The difference is not that big. Yes, I can see a bit of change but nothing to go crazy for. Maybe I have to see it on my TV to notice anything. We'll see in a few days.

sinspirit2531d ago (Edited 2531d ago )

This is ridiculous.. The game is 1080p on PS4 and 720p on PS3, and this comparison GIF isn't even 720p. Of course there isn't a big difference if the pixel density and improved framerate isn't even there to show it.

Not only that, but he took these from Youtube captures. So it has Youtube compression.

Jonny5isalive2531d ago

its sharper and has better textures.

BallsEye2530d ago (Edited 2530d ago )

Maybe if they would show gameplay not cut-scenes (which have pre-baked animation and physics, and better assets) difference would be greater. Maybe some of that physics and better assets will be in the gameplay. Not buying the game since I've finished it on ps3 but would be cool.

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lelo2531d ago (Edited 2531d ago )

I'm a PS4 owner and I think it's sad that the most important and over-hyped game to release for the PS4 in 2014 is a remastered edition of a game previously released on the PS3. Don't get me wrong, the Last of Us is a very good game but something is definitely wrong with this picture. Just proves that the PS4 exclusives released until now in 2014 weren't that great and that Sony has little confidence in the rest of PS4's exclusives to be released on 2014. I hope my PS4 has a better year in 2015.

LordMaim2531d ago

Other than the phrase "the Last of Us is a very good game", I disagree with literally everything that you just said.

objdadon2531d ago

Did you just call the last of us overhyped? Are you smoking something? Or are you just another undercover troll? I can't wait to play this bad boy again!

Dirtnapstor2531d ago

Nah. This game was penned for a PS4 release from the get go. Nothing to do with confidence issues. Sony is no Doubting Thomas.
ND knows the value of a good game, why not ride the wave? Enjoy the ride.

Killzoner992531d ago

"Overhyped" ? Are you kidding or just trolling? It's hard to tell.TLOU is probably the best game ever made no matter the generation it was released on. Sony could remaster it again and again and it would always sell like hot cakes because people buy quality. There is no equivalent TLOU on Xbone and there never will be.

Kingthrash3602531d ago

Overhyped? titanfall was over hyped...this is arguably the best game EVER MADE..smh tf had a cod killer hype going on. Many 360 only gamers went to many gamers never played such a masterpiece.... It should have been overhyped, it deserves it more than tf ever had.

Jonny5isalive2531d ago

I dont have ps4 yet but I had this game on ps3. I like it more than uncharted and will probably buy this game again on sale. I never played the DLC and also there is a harder mode for me to beat on ps4.

I need to remind people to try naughty dogs multiplayer games. I think uncharted 2 and last of us had awesome multiplayer modes.

PX542531d ago

TLoU was a great game, it had it's faults but which games don't? However this is why great games are so few and far between. People go mad for remastered ones. Seriously, if the companies know they can sell old games at better resolutions for full price over and over again, is it any wonder why things like COD and Battlefield get released practically every year with very little difference in the previous version.
Come on people I thought gamers were supposed to be smart, and against this sort of repackaging.
If visuals are all you care about then what's the point? you may as well go watch a are supposed to be about gameplay and interaction - and as far as I'm aware this hasn't been changed in the remastered version. I can understand those who didn't have a PS3 or just didn't buy the game the first time around, but for those who did - why spend full price on another copy of a game you've owned previously. That's just wasting your money, and sending the wrong message to the developers.
If they had changed more like; improved AI, new chapters, improved mechanics, additional weapon options, more features then maybe I could see why buying it again might be worth it - although at full price it's still a stretch (I would be expecting a significant discount as those new features could have been implemented with DLC).

Please someone tell me why gamers seem to be mainly concerned with the graphics/resolution over gameplay/story?

IcarusOne2530d ago (Edited 2530d ago )

FACT: TLOU is the greatest game ever made. Period.

FACT: The PS4 is the greatest system ever made.

FACT: TLOU remastered on PS4 is going to be the greatest thing to happen to gaming since games happened.

FACT: The difference in these gifs is obvious and anyone who can't see it is a stupid buttface with cooties.

FACT: Purple is the best color in the entire world.

FACT: Asians are hotter than blondes.

FACT: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is the best movie ever made.

Anyone who disagrees with anything I've said is a troll and a fanboy and directly responsible for the corruption and degradation of society.

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1nsomniac2531d ago (Edited 2531d ago )

Ok, let's ignore not only common sense but also the missing "huge graphical improvement" ND claimed to have made.

I genuinely hope you fanboys never breed. Stupid breeds stupider!

XiNarutoUzumaki2531d ago (Edited 2531d ago )

Key word here: Improvement

That didn't mean it was going to be a lot different from the PS3 version. Graphically improved from the PS3 Version, not remade.

GW2122530d ago

Looks like a pretty big graphical improvement to me. This is a sub-HD gif and it's pretty apparent. It'll be an even bigger difference on-screen.

Dirtnapstor2531d ago

"Entitled"... Give it up please.

Jaqen_Hghar2531d ago

pre-rendered PS3 cutscene is pre-rendered. We can only hope PS4 can render that stuff in game

Heisenburger2531d ago

It's driving me nuts how most people(obviously not you) seem to not realize all they've shown is cutscenes. The cutscenes were pretty significantly better, graphically, than the gameplay.

Naughty Dog has said that the gameplay matches the cutscenes. If people don't remember how the gameplay actually looked, they need to go back and play it to appreciate what the change will be.

I don't understand why they have not shown legit gameplay, however I've had my digital preorder since the day after it was put up on the store. I don't need gameplay, but if I hadn't already played it I would be very skeptical and unhappy with their decision to not show the game.

Qrphe2530d ago

This, we're actially comparing TLoU running on 8 PS3 vs TLoU running on 1 PS4

XiSasukeUchiha2531d ago

True Naruto, but remember it's remastered, not a new game folks.

My ninja we need to prepare some jutsus to protect us from fanboys.

Christopher2531d ago

I can't tell the difference on my 59" TV. Maybe if I had a 60" TV? /s

Anyway, I can tell that there is more detail on the right-hand side. And that's at that size of image. If it was a native resolution, you could tell right away.

But, those expecting to see something completely different are going to be sorely disappointed. This is about porting the game with higher resolution graphics, not reworked graphics and effects to take full advantage of the PS4.

GW2122530d ago

Actually that's not true. Textures and other assets have been upgraded. It in fact is more than just a resolution upgrade.

MysticStrummer2530d ago

I don't think we've seen a good indication of the improvements yet. Supposedly the gameplay is now cutscene quality, and we haven't seen gameplay yet.

You can see the differences with these gifs but it's all from cutscenes so the improvement won't be as dramatic as the gameplay, assuming they're being honest about that.

We shall see.

Christopher2529d ago

@GW212: textures are resolution upgrades...

MeliMel2530d ago

If it looks anything like Tomb Raider for PS4 Ill be more than happy. I cant wait to play it regardless of negativity.

JsonHenry2530d ago

This is what a higher native resolution does for you. It's sharper obviously. But other than running at a higher native rez I don't see the "remastered" part anywhere in that GIF. I was hoping for more of a Tomb Raider type of overhaul.

FanboyKilla2530d ago

Oooops i thought this was n4g not playstation .com. Holy crap look at all those tlou articles. They are trying too hard. Hey nd i cant see 60fps in a still shot. Does look better though, not spend another 50 bucks on it better, but i havent played it and they got nothing else, kind of better. Uhhhhh can we get some more destiny up now?

Back-to-Back2530d ago

What I find amazing is how good the Last of Us still looks on ps3.

RantandRave2530d ago

Wait there it is... I can see squirrel crap next to the tree in the PS4 Remastered $49.99 1080p 60fps version of TLOU. That will totally change the outcome of the game. Thanks Naughty Dog you guys rock!!! jk. It looks a little sharper but that's about it. I'll have to check it out when the price drops.

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iamnsuperman2531d ago

It cant be just me but surely a gif isn't the best way to compare these games. Visually it has improved but the preformance has aswell (which is something that can't be seen in a gif)

I am still on the fence about getting this game. It has been a while since I played it and it was extremely good. Hmmm

nategrigs2531d ago

gif of cutscenes are even worse.....but its all we got

ReesesPuffs2531d ago (Edited 2531d ago )

I see a difference in the graphics but it's not like it's a huge step forward or anything. It was already an amazing looking game graphically so I'm not surprised. I think the performance will be the big thing with this remaster.

truefan12531d ago

I'm sorry but I'm just not seeing enough to call it a remaster. This was a peak ps3 game, this has money grab written all over it.

_LarZen_2531d ago

60fps will be the big game changer here. As you say it was a peak PS3 game. But the textures get's a boost also and will help.

But it's the jump from 30 to 60fps that will make it even more alive and stunning.

Personally I cant wait to give it a go again.

bigbic2531d ago (Edited 2531d ago )

Yeah, let's wait and see you say the Halo 2 resmatered is the best looking thing eva when it comes out. I am pretty sure you have trolled every singe TLoU re mastered article so far, keep up the good work.

How someone can say this is not a huge improvement is just beyond me, I don't get it. Am I just completely out of line thinking this is a major overhaul? How someone can say they don't see a big difference is beyond me... Look at the textures on the rocks, the lighting, everything looks improved by a large degree to me.

andibandit2530d ago

Improvement: yes
huge: no

ziggurcat2531d ago


1. I called it:

2. Of course you would think it's enough because it's a sony exclusive.

bigbic2531d ago

Nah, he is totally on the level, not a troll at all. He is actually going to get TLoU, as long as they fix the horrible bugs. /s

-Foxtrot2531d ago

Of course YOU think that...

user74029312531d ago

3 out of 10 on your trolling attempt

Dirtnapstor2531d ago

Will you spew that statement for every other "remastered" edition? Just as we have multiplat versions of incoming games, I guarantee many previous releases were already slated for a new-gen version. Silly not to think so. This is a business, not a charity.

user56695102531d ago

So we went from 60fps is not needed look at uncharted and the tlou, to 60fps is going to be a game changer.

Gotta love it

DigitalHope2530d ago

Its light years ahead of the MC:C. Here's your butt hurt cream.

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GUTZnPAPERCUTZ2531d ago (Edited 2531d ago )

Ok The graphics have not been vastly improved? The resolution (video output) and Frame Rate is what has been vastly improved... not Graphics, and before you say "That's Graphics!", NO, it's not. Graphics are Textures, lighting, objects, shadows, draw distance, particle effects, etc.
The game already looks amazing, all it needed to really stand out is 1080p and 60fps, that is what makes it really shine now :)

Gribble, Since I have 1 bubble I had to edit lol, I did not say those things were not improved, just not "Vastly" is all ;)

GribbleGrunger2531d ago (Edited 2531d ago )

The textures, lighting, shadows and draw distance have all been improved. Let's wait until we see direct feed footage of actual gameplay before we judge ...

Youtube has a dual purpose for some people. It seems to show there is little difference between 1080p and 720p and it seems to show that certain games haven't improved. Think about that for a few moments just to get a handle on why these two are not good bedfellows.

CyrusLemont2531d ago

All the improvements are very noticeable in the uncompressed 1080/60fps trailer from Gamersyde:

The issue with gifs and images, is you can't really see how big a difference the game is when in motion uncompressed on a 1080p screen. I think that's always been an issue it trying to explain and show just how big the difference is between 720p and 1080p.

GribbleGrunger2531d ago (Edited 2531d ago )

But even that uncompressed video is just the cutscenes. I'm sure people will understand come the end of the month when the graphics in the cutscenes are matched by the graphics in the game. Then the penny will drop.

This is the best we've got and it's still compressed. This is an 'in game' cutscene and these are the 'in game' models: