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‘The Last of Us’ and ‘Uncharted 4’ shared element hinted

‘The Last of Us’ Ellie
‘The Last of Us’ Ellie
Photo courtesy of Sony Computer Entertainment, used with permission

The Last of Us” will share something in common with the upcoming tentatively-titled, “Uncharted 4.” According to a report from Segment Next on April 19, Jonathan Lanier recently talked a little bit about the dialogue system that was designed for the PS3 survival-horror action-adventure title. He also hinted that the same feature may be added to the next installment of the “Uncharted” series.

Jonathan Lanier believed that the dialogue system from “The Last of Us” was incredible while giving credit to the dialogue supervisor and lead programmer. The development team used a psycho-acoustic technique that caused voices to reverb when characters are obstructed from objects. An example that was provided features a scenario in which Ellie turns a corner while conversing at the same time. The player will still be able to hear her voice as if she was standing close by. You can find some of the comments made by the audio programmer from the Frontliner interview below:

The dialogue system in The Last Of Us is amazing, and (Dialogue Supervisor) James should get a lot of credit for working with (Lead Programmer) Jason Gregory on it. We never had anything remotely as good for the Uncharted series. The next Uncharted will benefit heavily from this.

Ellie is one of the main characters from “The Last of Us.” You can find a screen of her in action during the “Left Behind” DLC campaign from the official Facebook page of the video game with the image attached near the top of this article. Those who missed out on the original PS3 version can pick up the upcoming PS4 port, which has the title of “The Last of Us Remastered.” The next-generation iteration of the video game features enhanced graphics along with gameplay improvements.

Along with “The Last of Us Remastered,” Naughty Dog is also developing “Uncharted 4.” The aforesaid comments made by Jonathan Lanier suggested that the upcoming title will share the same dialogue system. Sony should be showcasing the sequel, along with other upcoming software products, at E3 2014. “The Last of Us Remastered” is expected to come out later this summer while no release date window has been announced for “Uncharted 4.”