Sony launched a ten-minute-long trailer for The Last of Us Part 1 on Thursday, the place the sport’s administrators speak by way of a few of the enhancements coming within the PlayStation 5 remake of Naughty Dog’s iconic game. The trailer takes loads of alternatives to indicate off the improved graphics (which look as good as they’ve in the leaked screenshots, however it’s not like the sport was ugly on the PS3 or PS4), however essentially the most fascinating contain modifications to the gameplay — Naughty Dog says that the AI for enemies and companions shall be improved, that there shall be some further gameplay modes, and that the sport’s cutscenes could have audio descriptions for accessibility.
When it was initially launched in 2013, The Last of Us’ AI was nothing particular. The remake, nonetheless, apparently builds off of The Last of Us Part 2’s extra fashionable system for controlling NPCs, making them higher at working collectively and developing with ways extra complicated than “run straight at the man with the shotgun.” According to Neil Druckmann, artistic director of each Last of Us video games, this makes for extra intense fights. Your companions’ AI has additionally apparently gotten an improve, which ought to hopefully keep away from immersion-breaking experiences the place Ellie or Henry run proper in entrance of an enemy who then has to behave like they didn’t discover.
In phrases of gameplay modes, the remake will apparently embody a permadeath mode for many who wish to actually strive their hand at surviving a zombie (er, sorry, “infected”) apocalypse. There’s additionally a velocity run mode, although the trailer affords just about no particulars on that aside from that the sport will show a timer within the higher proper nook.
The trailer consists of another neat particulars as properly — apparently the character animation system has gotten an overhaul, the sport could have improved haptics that’ll supposedly make it really feel such as you’re really petting a giraffe in that one well-known scene, and Naughty Dog particulars a few of the issues it’s doing with the adaptive triggers, one of many PS5’s best features. If you’re in any respect within the remake I’d suggest checking it out.
Personally I’m nonetheless undecided whether or not all of this is sufficient to make me wish to replay the sport (I’ve already gone by way of it as soon as on the PS3, after which performed the PS4 remaster), however it does appear to be it’ll be value choosing up for individuals who have by no means skilled it, or who’ve been searching for an excuse to do one other playthrough. The Last Of Us Part 1 is ready to release for PlayStation 5 on September 2nd, and for PC sooner or later sooner or later.