Eric Monacelli has clarified some of the release details regarding the upcoming PS4 title, “The Last of Us Remastered.” According to a report from Gamepur on April 17, the community strategist of Naughty Dog has some potentially good news for owners of the original PS3 version looking to upgrade to the PS4 port. “The Last of Us” came out on June 14, 2013.
The development team is currently looking into various models and will post an update on the situation once they acquire enough information from all regions. Several publishers offered a PS3 to PS4 digital upgrade in the past. The program allows owners of the PS3 game the ability to download the PS4 version from the Playstation Store for a small fee of $9.99.
Sony Computer Entertainment may have some issues using the same digital upgrade with “The Last of Us Remastered,” however. The PS4 port includes several paid DLC packs that were released after the launch of “The Last of Us” on the PS3. The publisher could theoretically allow owners of the current-generation version to upgrade to the next-generation port without the expansions.
Naughty Dog also recently announced several new DLC packs for the PS3 version. According to the official Playstation Blog, the “Grounded” expansion adds a new difficulty to the single-player campaign while the Reclaimed Territories Map Pack will include four new areas for the multiplayer mode. Eric Monacelli confirmed that both of these downloadable content releases are included as part of the package for “The Last of Us Remastered.”
“The Last of Us Remastered” has been officially confirmed for a summer release by Sony Computer Entertainment. A few retailers revealed that the port should be launching on June 20, around a year after the release of the original. The development of the remastered port is being handled internally at Naughty Dog and will be the studio’s first PS4 title. You can find an image of the the new DLC from the official Naughty Dog Twitter page with the picture attached to the top of this article.