The Last of Us Part II Remastered is coming, and it’s probably coming to PC

The Last of Us Part II is getting Remastered, and it’s coming PC and PlayStation 5

Can a game be too new for a remaster? Sony doesn’t think so. 2020’s The Last of Us Part II is getting remastered for PlayStation 5, giving gamers access to a new version of the game with graphical upgrades and additional content. Yes, Sony only announced this game for PlayStation 5, but we all know that this game will eventually become available on PC as well.

How do we know that this remaster is coming to PC? Well, it’s predecessor it, as has Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and other PlayStation 5 exclusives. 2024 will see the release of Horizon: Forbidden West: Complete Edition on PC, signalling that more PS5-to-PC releases are to come. It’s only a matter of time before TLOU2 Remastered comes to PC.

What’s new with The Last of Us Part II Remastered?

With this remaster, Sony’s offering gamers more than a simple boost to graphical fidelity. This remaster will also include new content in the form of “Lost Levels”, faster loading times, DualSense controller haptic feedback support, and new game mode called “No Return”. A guitar free-play mode will also be added to the game.

Graphical improvements include increased LOD distances, higher animation sample rates, higher texture resolutions, improved shadow quality and more. The game will have a 4K Fidelity Mode, an upscaled 1440p Performance mode, and an Unlocked Framerate mode for owners of VRR displays.

What are the “Lost Levels”

Let’s start by telling you what the “Lost Levels” aren’t. These levels are not story expansions for The Last of Us Part II. TLOU2’s story and structure have not changed. The “Lost Levels” that are included in this remaster are playable sequences that were previously cut from the game. These levels are not fully finished, and they all include developer commentaries that give players an insight into TLOU2’s development.

No Return mode is a rogue-like mode where players can control one of various characters and move though a series of increasingly difficult combat encounters. Players can spec their characters, unlock rewards for subsequent runs, and compete against other players on a global leaderboard.

Owners of The Last of Us Part II on PlayStation 4 can upgrade to the game’s new PS5 version for $10. Owners of the original will also be able to import their game saves to TLOU2’s newly Remastered version. On PlayStation 5, the game will become available on January 19th. We expect the game to come to PC at a later date.

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