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Sony isn’t offering PS3 users an upgrade discount for The Last of Us Remastered

Wednesday, 16th July 2014 15:53 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Those who plan on purchasing The Last of Us Remastered for PlayStation 4 will not receive an upgrade discount if they already own The Last of Us on PS3.

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This is according to SCE’s Fred Dutton responding to a question on the matter via the PS Blog, via Eurogamer.

“Alas, there is no upgrade discount,” he stated.

The Last of Us Remastered will run folks anywhere from £40 in the UK to £30. The average price in the US is $49.99, but a quick search on the game provided a price as low as $49.96. Surely there are better deals out there if you look.

Sony also released a new set of screenshots for the title, in all of its remastered glory. Those are below.

The Last of Us on PlayStation 4 runs at 60FPS and 1080p in single-player and multiplayer modes, but players will be able to lock the frame-rate to 30 frames-per-second if they like.

It’s out on July 30.

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  1. KarmaG

    Pretty but I’m not spending ANOTHER $50 just to get the same game I’ve played in a prettier version.

    #1 1 week ago
  2. ChristopherJack

    I would prefer that they call it a port. Sony maybe in trouble if all they want to do is remakes for the next few years. I tolerated them with the PS3 because they at least waited several years before focusing on remakes but otherwise brought out an outstanding amount of sequels & plenty of new IP, Microsoft’s issue late last gen is that they brought out no new IP & only had a few sequels.

    Another thing that irks me about Sony’s approach is the amount of new IP that has reportedly been canned while Sony is still bringing out ‘remakes’ of older games. Seems to me that some studios have been given too much freedom (particularly SCEJ) that the games end up being too ambitious & costly that they take far longer than any game should take to be released or worst- canned.

    #2 1 week ago
  3. fearmonkey

    Was hoping for a cheaper price as it’s a remake. I’ll play it eventually, but probably won’t buy it at launch.

    #3 1 week ago
  4. jomac3db

    This is Ludacris Sony. I will not but the same game twice. They would make more money if they let us get the game for an upgrade. I guarantee more than half the people who had it on ps3 will not be getting this on ps4.

    #4 1 week ago
  5. jomac3db

    Typo buy

    #5 1 week ago
  6. psxman

    What’s with all of the overreaction here? If you want to buy the game again, then buy the game again.
    No one’s saying you *have* to, or that you have to buy it as soon as it comes out. Just wait several months or buy it pre-owned and it’ll be ~£10/~$20

    Just take a step back and think rationally.

    #6 1 week ago
  7. lexph3re

    @psxman Your asking for to much

    #7 1 week ago
  8. Legendaryboss

    @jomac3db You can guarantee more than 3.5 million people won’t upgrade? Good god people get some sense of perspective: opinions never equal facts.

    #8 1 week ago
  9. psxman

    @lexph3re Maybe, but I just don’t see why everyone’s up in arms about this if they’re buying it a second time. Just wait for inevitable price drops or specials around Oct through to Dec.
    It’s not like you need a Day-1 purchase to shield yourself from spoilers, or so you can critique game mechanics/story with the rest of the online community.

    The remastered changes are minor and any worthwhile additions/DLC are being made available for the PS3 version at a later date. No one is missing out on content.

    #9 1 week ago
  10. KarmaG

    @psxman So people stating simply that they won’t buy it for full price is over reacting? Nobody went on a rampage about it. Everyone’s been rational so far except you.

    #10 1 week ago
  11. polygem

    @Legendaryboss
    What an arrogant asshole of a post

    #11 1 week ago
  12. Legendaryboss

    @polygem Oh your words hurt me big guy!

    #12 1 week ago
  13. Panthro

    Hahahahahahahaha!

    #13 1 week ago
  14. jomac3db

    @Legendaryboss ijs

    #14 1 week ago
  15. Legendaryboss

    @jomac3db Oh.

    #15 1 week ago
  16. Dralen

    Sony have really shot themselves in the foot here. If they hadn’t mentioned it in the first place no-one would have protested about this.

    Unfortunately, I freaking love this game (As do many others out there) and will be buying on release regardless. Sony probably realises this and want to make as much cash as possible.

    #16 1 week ago
  17. derpex

    TLOU is practically a new game to at least half (~4.2 million) of PS4 owners that never owned a PS3 and never had a chance to play it. Same with Beyond: Two Souls or ANY PS3 exclusive game brought to PS4.

    TLOU is one of the most critically acclaimed video games ever and sold 6+ million copies on PS3, it’s coming with DLC and multiplayer, 1080p 60 fps with better textures and visual effects, and releasing at a discount price.

    Keep hating, this remake and other PS3 remakes will sell very well on PS4 to a new audience that never owned a PS3, plus anyone who wants to double dip.

    #17 1 week ago
  18. Hcw87

    @17

    That’s not the first time you use that sales speech.

    http://www.vg247.com/2014/07/09/ps4-games-release-schedule-versus-xbox-one-shuhei-yoshia-weighs-up/#comment-614520

    http://www.vg247.com/2014/06/17/ps4-outsells-xbox-one-in-the-us-for-the-fifth-consecutive-month/#comment-609518

    http://www.vg247.com/2014/05/01/sony-adds-200-million-to-its-projected-losses-1-2-billion-loss-expected/#comment-598303

    http://www.vg247.com/2014/07/07/the-last-of-us-most-ps4-owners-havent-played-it/#comment-613493

    http://www.vg247.com/2014/07/08/beyond-two-souls-coming-to-ps4-retailer-suggests/#comment-613751

    http://www.vg247.com/2014/04/30/driveclub-1080p30fps-is-absolutely-the-best-thing-for-game-says-director/#comment-598297

    Keep it up, i’m sure the cheque will be in the mail shortly.

    #18 1 week ago
  19. Panthro

    @Hcw87

    …Lol

    #19 1 week ago
  20. undermyrules

    so much win haha!

    #20 1 week ago
  21. marporte

    The only reason Sony has so many remakes is because they made more exclusive new IPs in the last 15 years than anyone. Nintendo and MS really can’t do that because they haven’t created in much of first party new IPs. MS is doing Master Chief collection but that is a good number of their AAA IPs and the eventual Gears of War collection will come like Fable did, this is technically 3 for 3 halo 1 has appeared on an MS system 4 if you want to count the windows version. Ratchet and Clank will has been HD remade on PS3 and Vita and is getting made from the ground up like Halo Anniversary did on 360 so that makes 4 times for the orignal Ratchet and Clank. Nintendo did the same with Wind Waker and Ocarina of Time and Mario 64 but Nintendo makes sequels to their existing IPs and most innovation goes to 3DS. PC has the luxury of having to have a game patched and modded by the community to make it playable again or wait until a windows 7 or 8 re-release comes to steam or by other means. At the end of the day you can choose not to get it but from Sony’s, Nintendo, PC devs, and MS perspective, not everyone who had a PS3 or 360 or Wii or a PC might have not played some of the last gen titles even if they owned that system. You can pass it up or buy it when it is either cheaper or used if you really want it. This is really a silly argument because nobody is really exempt from re-releases to be truthful about it.

    #21 1 week ago
  22. unknown_gamer

    @marporte That’s actually true , none of the others have expand their library of new IP’s since last gen and they both lack for it , considering Sony isn’t in a better shape than others its amazing me how filthy rich the other companies compared to Sony , those companies done nothing to the gaming industry and they just keep bringing overused names and more pointless shooters , This is why i always respect Sony as a core gamer , they just … innovate but nobody noticing that :\

    #22 1 week ago
  23. polygem

    look, this game is what? 2 years old? less?

    thing is, the ps4 should have BC, at least one gen BC, that´s consumer friendly and it should be a standard for every new console release.

    that´s at least my opinion and it always was.

    i remember the outrage from so many people, including some in this very thread, about the release of windwaker hd, a game that is approx. 10 years old.

    the “milking!” screamings the “cash grab!” outrage, the many complaints about the pricing of the game…

    it´s weird because the same people seem to be absolutely ok with tlou remastered now. so very weird.

    i personally love remakes/remasters, i am having no problem with them. you can buy them or not. up to you. i love the jak and dax, ratchet, sly cooper ones, the gow ones, the medievil psp one is one of my favourite games of all times.

    but this here, a remastered version of a very new game is a cheap cash grab and it is not consumer friendly. it is a nasty technique to sell you the game twice. it´s ugly and it hurts the playstation brand in the long run. it´s a mistake.

    the ps4 should have BC, the x1 should have BC, just lik the WiiU has. It is a great feature for gamers. It allows you to play games that you have missed out on and it adds a lot of value to your console.

    if you do not offer BC, you should at least offer a better pricing system for those who bought into your last machine.

    so this 10 Euro upgrade thing was a great idea imo.

    sony need to be careful. many bought into the ps4 early, buying into it´s promise. it is a success but the system itself isn´t half as much fun to use in reality. the great games have yet to come. a good selling ps4 could easily struggle tomorrow if they don´t get their shit together now and freaking deliver finally.

    i am not complaining, i will probably even buy this game again for the ps4 because i enjoyed it´s mp (eventhough it is one of the most overated games of the past 10 years in my opinion, not even in my top 50 last gen games).

    …but people should really stop to find excuses for this scenario.

    it is what it is.

    #23 1 week ago
  24. polygem

    @unknown_gamer

    that´s the thing, they indeed create the most new ip´s but most of them are chasing the zeitgeist more than actually trying to achieve some true greatness in videogame design.

    they lack in the gameplay department, chasing for the wow factor and for trends.

    i think they need much more focus again. less would be more.

    if i look at how they handled resistance on the vita it breaks my heart. there are more recent examples for these rush jobs.
    the whole ps4 ui is really.

    the fact that they don´t revive a character like sir dan fortesque (and i don´t mean in a rushed game like all stars) is just plain crazy imo. they probably think that this game wouldn´t sell as good as another killzone and they are probably right but man…what credit would it give them, an image boost, an identity. it would be a statement. stuff like this would pay off for them in the long run.

    i don´t like where sony has been heading to since the ps3. too much trying to be cool, not enough substance, too many disappointments and short sighted releases.

    they have hurt themselves more with it than anything else, even if the sales don´t seem to reflect it now, at some point they easily could. they could have been in an even better position right now and in the future.

    sure, there have been a few hits but also way too many misses.

    they need to look into what and who they want to be – a la nintendo – and focus on that.
    they need to reinvent themselves at this point.

    they feel old, uninspired, outdated, backwards, lazy, boring.
    that´s what i associate with the modern sony the most :D

    the xbox brand, even with so much less unique ip´s was able to distinguish itself, to feel complete and consistent and fresh. they have made a great job with it – they crushed that with the one reveal but it seems like they are at it, fixing it now…something i really would like to see from sony as well.

    sony these days feel like a clusterfuck of a company, trying everything, to be everyones darling but failing to truly shine. they are so desperately trying to become the no.1, that they have lost their identity to a huge degree in that process. they are rushing stuff, with a few lucky shots but with no real plan.

    that´s my opinion and people will say i just hate sony, i don´t.

    #24 1 week ago
  25. polygem

    @polygem
    “they probably think that this game wouldn´t sell as good as another killzone ”
    not the best example but you should get the point :D

    #25 1 week ago