Game news The Last of Us Part 1: the PS5 remake becomes official, full details given at Summer Game Fest 2022
It’s been an open secret for months and months now: The Last of Us remake on PS5 (and PC) finally showed up for good tonight, at Summer Game Fest 2022. With a trailer yes, but also some interesting information.
Before the Part. II, Part I
The Last of Us may have been released in 2013, it will indeed benefit from a remake on PlayStation 5 and later on PC. The announcement was finally made at Summer Game Fest (and even a little before because of a rather unfortunate leak) and will then bear the sweet name of The Last of Us Part Ithen forming a duo quite logical with its sequel that occurred in 2020, The Last of Us Part II.
Neil Druckmann, co-founder of Naughty Dog, came to the opening ceremony set with host Geoff Keighley to talk about it in person. The first thing to know is that this is not a remaster but a total overhaul: “everything has been redone from scratch”, admits the developer.
Reinforcing new technologies
This applies to the environments but also and especially to the facial animations: the faces have indeed changed and the acting performances are announced as much more realistic and poignant again than in the original game.
To do this, the developers returned to the scenes played in motion-capture by the various actors – Troy Baker (Joel) and Ashley Johnson (Ellie) were also on site at the Summer Game Show – in order to best transcribe their game with the new technologies. Naughty Dog also promises us a brand new artificial intelligence for enemies and characters in clasheswhile the gameplay has been modernized.
PS5-specific features such as 3D audio, adaptive triggers and DualSense haptic feedback will also be included : “effects, exploration and combat” have even been “improved”we are told.
As for the legitimacy of redoing a game that is “only” nine years old, the Californian studio declares that “it’s not for the TV series that’s coming, but mainly because there are a lot of new players on PS5 and PC” and that he wanted “Give them the best version of The Last of Us”.
The Last of Us Part I will be released on September 2, 2022 on PlayStation 5. The PC release date is not yet known.
About the Summer Game Fest
What is Summer Game Fest?
No E3 this year, but we can still count on another world-class event: the Summer Game Fest, a big show dedicated to announcements of video games to come this year or the following years. It was in 2020 that journalist and host Geoff Keighley launched this now unmissable festival for the first time. Last year, the show featured stunning images from Elden Ring; so inevitably, the third iteration raises high expectations.
When does Summer Game Fest 2022 start?
The Summer Game Fest is this Thursday, June 9 at 8 p.m. The show will once again be followed by a Day of the Devs session devoted to the independent scene.
How to follow the Summer Game Fest 2022?
On JV, we will react live to announcements from the LeStream channel alongside Maxildan and Aymeric Lallée in particular. The show will also be directly visible as a teaser on JV’s homepage. And for those who prefer reading, you will of course find our news throughout the conference. A written summary will also be available
What is the program for Summer Game Fest 2022?
Among the games not to miss, there is in particular the heir to Dead Space, The Callisto Protocol, which shows us its first gameplay images. For its part Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 presents us with its first level. Also on the program: Gotham Knights, Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, the first game from Aaryn Flynn’s studio (ex-Bioware) Nightingale, the JRPG One Piece Odyssey, the free-to-play Warframe or even Planet of Lana. Geoff Keighley further announced: “We have a few new game announcements for this show and hopefully a few surprises if all holds together. But it’s definitely a show that mostly focuses on things that are foretold.”