The remake that was announced at Summer Games Fest this year, The Last of Us Part 1, has hit a new low due to gameplay leaks yesterday, and PlayStation aims to right the ship in a new post.
Fan response to leaked footage yesterday of The Last of Us Part 1 was very poor, to the point of Twitter rants, confusion, and the remake being regarded as a ‘cash grab.’ But Sony has since attempted to rectify the situation in a lengthy PlayStation blog post that highlights some features the new title has to offer the veteran fan.
Senior Director of SIE Content Communications, Sid Shuman penned a detailed outline of what to expect regarding the leaked gameplay, and what’s to come to the ‘new remake.’ An excerpt can be found below, as well as a video highlighting some aspects from PlayStation themselves:
From the art direction to the character models, the entire game has been rebuilt from the ground up to take advantage of a new generation of graphical capability, allowing this game to reach the visual fidelity that the studio aspired for when crafting this experience…
…Naughty Dog worked with their community to integrate some fan requests, including a “permadeath” mode, a speedrun-focused mode, and a host of brand-new unlockable costumes for Joel and Ellie. The game also hosts 60-plus accessibility options, outpacing what the developer was able to offer with The Last of Us Part II, and includes a new Audio Description mode, ensuring that play is rewarding and inclusive for all.Playstation Blog
So while it has been confirmed that The Last of Us Part 1 has indeed been rebuilt from the ground up, it remains to be seen whether this helps alleviate some confusion surrounding the remake, including the elephant not in the room, the multiplayer being taken out completely which hasn’t received any mention. Some fans have applauded the effort, accessibility is important for games to reach a broader audience for sure.
The Last of Us Part 1 is scheduled to launch September 2nd 2022 for fans eagerly awaiting the remake. Until then, following the #tlou tag on Twitter is a good way to gauge fan reaction.