Naughty Dog talks about The Last of Us: Remastered cutscenes, 30/60 FPS debate and more

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Naughty Dog’s The Las of Us is getting remastered treatment for Playstation 4 community. So far whatever media assets of The Last of Us: Remastered we have seen, all looks stunning when compared to Playstation 3 port.

The Last of Us: RemasteredNaughty Dog has already confirmed that The Last of Us on PS4 will run at 1080p, but questions are raised about how the development team will handle cutscenes and frame-rates. Naughty Dog Community Strategist Arne Meyer via NeoGAF provided some words on these concerns of Playstation community

The first and the foremost thing Arne Meyer was asked, “whether The Last of Us: Remastered will use original PS3 video files or they will be re-rendered or rendered in real-time”? he replied everything related to this is still in progree and development team has not yet reach a conclusion.

“That’s all still in progress, but they were at least be rerendered in the higher 1080 resolution plus maybe whatever else we can add. I highly doubt we’d do them real-time based on our past history with cinematics, so I wouldn’t hold my breath for that.

Franklly, the visual fidelity of our PS3 cinematics were pretty fantastic. I’d love to see the gang push beyond that, but it is a pretty high bar to start from! As we get closer to release, etc., we can probably shed some more light on all this.”

Meyer also shared few words where fans were debating about 30 fps, higher frame-rate or full 60 fps figure for The Last of Us: Remastered.

“We’ve been putting out games at 30fps (more or less, yeah) for a while now. I mean, if you want only 24fps, that will let us put a whole lot more effects in!

Speaking less sarcastically, 30hz, 60hz and anything in between is more than just about being cinematic, it’s about the underlying systems that affect gameplay and how they refresh. Your body/eye can’t compensate for that like it does when watching 24fps source material on film. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge cinephile and buy Criterions, watch things in as original format as possible, etc., but in games, as most of us know, the higher the frame rate you can pull out, the better the overall experience, generally speaking.

Games vs. TV don’t have that “soap opera” effect at higher than 24fps frame rates in my experience, but then again I’m not a dark10x frame rate peeper ; )

I, for one, am looking forward to seeing our final result with TLOU PS4.”

In short, Meyer confirms that games with higher frame-rate offers much better overall gameplay experience. Naughty Dog has already confirmed 1080p for The Last of Us: Remastered for PS4, and added that 60 FPS is their target.