The Final of Us Half II is perhaps getting a remaster, as by accident said by a developer at Naughty Canine. First noticed by Resetera customers, Lead Outsource Artist Mark Pajarillo referenced the model in a now-updated LinkedIn expertise publish. “Answerable for overseeing the manufacturing of all outsourced atmosphere artwork property, weapons and interactive props for 2 iconic titles The Final of Us: Half One and The Final of Us 2: Remastered,” the unique publish learn, proving its existence. Hints of an enhanced PS5 model first dropped in July, when composer Gustavo Santaolalla alluded to some new options being added to the remaster.
Pajarillo himself labored on the unique The Final of Us Half II as an Atmosphere Artist, so it solely is sensible for him to do the identical for the PS5 model. That mentioned, the remaster, as an entire, feels pointless, contemplating the title launched merely three years in the past on the PS4 and has since acquired a PS5 patch that enabled 60fps on a recreation that also seems to be gorgeous and mechanically present. In truth, one of many key causes the authentic Final of Us acquired a full-blown remake, with new visuals and modernised mechanics, was so it may stand toe-to-toe with the 2020 sequel. From a technical standpoint, apart from haptic suggestions and adaptive triggers, I ponder what Naughty Canine goes to vow this time. Hope we do not have to cope with the discourse in regards to the recreation’s controversial narrative as soon as once more.
Whereas the LinkedIn publish would not function an official announcement, traditionally talking, PlayStation has by no means stopped milking the franchise. Living proof, now we have three variations of The Final of Us now: the unique 2013 model, a 2014 remaster for the PS4, and the latest remake titled ‘The Final of Us: Half I‘ for PS5 and PC. (In the meantime, Bloodborne continues to rot on the old-gen PS4, locked to an inconsistent 30fps. sigh) As talked about earlier than, the Argentine composer for TLOU, Santaolalla, revealed in an interview that gamers will be capable to ‘make [him] play sure songs,’ which I am guessing would work equally to how protagonist Ellie Williams performs a spread of iconic music with button prompts for notes. For the uninitiated, Santaolalla’s character briefly appeared in The Final of Us 2, simply casually strumming away at his banjo at Jackson Metropolis.
If and when it does drop, we will count on it to be obtainable to current homeowners as a $10 (about Rs. 830) improve, as seen with different PlayStation remasters. Experiences from final yr additionally recommended that Naughty Canine was engaged on a ‘director’s reduce’ for The Final of Us Half 2, which might probably make its means onto PC, akin to Horizon Forbidden West: Full Version. The studio itself stays tight-lipped in regards to the remaster and its upcoming tasks, which embody a ‘brand-new single-player‘ expertise and a multiplayer recreation set inside TLOU’s post-apocalyptic universe. The latter has been put ‘on ice‘ for now, because of issues about longtime viability, and we additionally noticed 25 staff getting laid off.
The Final of Us Half II is on the market on the PS4 and playable on the PS5 by way of backwards compatibility.