Additional details surrounding the release of "The Last of Us Remastered" have been revealed. According to a report from Only SP on June 21, Chieh Chen confirmed that the product won't be supporting the pre-loading element that was recently introduced for the PS4. The feature allows customers the ability to download a digital copy of a pre-release game before the title officially launches. The data file will be downloaded automatically in advance, saving time for the end user. However, they won't be able to play the product until it is activated on launch day.
Because the pre-order of "The Last of Us Remastered" was made available before May 20, the product won't be supporting pre-loading. Naughty Dog recently hinted that the remastered port may be taking up one whole Blu-ray disc, meaning that the file size for the digital version is going to be big. Fortunately, the PS4 does have another feature in which a player can start playing after a small portion of the game is downloaded.
"The Last of Us Remastered" was originally priced at $59.99. However, several retailers have discounted the product to $49.99. It appears that Sony Computer Entertainment may have unofficially dropped the pre-order pricing by $10. One of the retailers, Amazon, also has an exclusive pre-order bonus DLC pack where players can get numerous bonuses for the single-player campaign (such as new skins) and multiplayer (with extra experience points) modes.
Sony Computer Entertainment announced at E3 2014 that "The Last of Us Remastered" is coming out on July 29. Along with the main game, the single-player expansion, "Left Behind," and two multiplayer packs are also included in the product. The original version ended up selling more than six million units in less than nine months of release on the PS3 current-generation console. An image featuring the two main characters of the game from the official Naughty Dog Facebook page can be seen near the top of this article.