Naughty Dog has tweeted a new graphics comparison video for The Last of Us Part I, further demonstrating how much better the upcoming remake will look versus the original (2013) and remastered (2014) versions of its post-apocalyptic blockbuster. The video comprises a short scene with Tess, voiced and mo-capped by Annie Wersching, looking drastically improved in the remake versus her original counterpart, which fans first saw nine long years ago. Critics had cried before The Last of Us Part I’s unveiling that the original game still looked great and didn’t require a remake so soon, but Naughty Dog has done a fine job of proving them wrong with comparisons like the one released today. Screenshots from the announcement, as well as a breakdown from Digital Foundry, have also largely confirmed that The Last of Us Part I was a project worth taking.
From the trailer, it looks like the TLOU remaster may also target 1440p. The noisy, aliased resolve visible in the hair is characteristic of the way these elements render in The Last of Us Part 2 on PS4 Pro and PS5 at 1440p, versus hair in Uncharted 4 at 4K where there’s less aliasing and more temporal stability. It’s too early to tell for sure, but these and other details do suggest a similar presentation.