‘The Final of Us’ seems to be higher on PS4 nevertheless it’s not good
Simply over a yr in the past, Sony and developer Naughty Canine unleashed the emotionally wrenching The Final of Us on the PlayStation three. And whereas the submit-apocalyptic story was heralded on the time for its affecting narrative, the sport’s technical prowess did not go unnoticed both, with many critics impressed by how properly the sport seemed and sounded on the seven yr-previous PS3. Tomorrow marks the discharge of The Final of Us: Remastered on the PlayStation four, which, because the title implies, is final yr’s recreation with a recent coat of paint afforded by the PS4’s extra highly effective hardware. How a lot of a leap is it, although? The tech-minded crew at Digital Foundry has put Naughty Canine’s newest beneath their microscope and notes that whereas there are some features of the sport that greatest even PS4-native releases, there are nonetheless a handful of bits that betray these developments:
“There are parts that stay far forward of nearly all of subsequent-gen titles, however it’s clear that it’s a recreation of its technological period.”
Particularly, Digital Foundry calls out the sport’s anti-aliasing (smoothing out jagged edges on sure bits of a scene, like energy strains or the sting of a door) and sure points of its lighting as being relics of TLoU:R‘s unique platform. Maybe the video games’ most notable enchancment is its doubled framerate, which goals for a Name-of-Obligation-esque 60 frames per-second and a lift in decision to 1080p, natively. These enhancements aren’t with out caveats (degraded shadow high quality that is being addressed with a day-one patch), nevertheless, as NeoGAF was fast to level out and begin a now 50-web page thread about.
In my expertise enjoying the sport, although, these perceived setbacks are minor when you truly decide up a DualShock four. Positive, if you’re evaluating screenshots — or compressed GIFs — that is one factor, however in case you’re operating via the sport and never actively on the lookout for any technical shortcomings they’re more durable to note.
- Key specs
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- Recreation format Optical disc, Downloadable
- On-line options Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Retailer, Browser
- Drive capability 250 GB
- Controller sort Wired, Wi-fi
- Movement controls Accelerometer, Gyroscopic
- Video outputs HDMI (v1.three), RCA / composite
- Launched 2012-09-25
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