The Last of Us Remastered PS4 Pro Patch Adds Native 4K, HDR Comparison Shows Improvement

The Last of Us Remastered has received an update today for the PS4 Pro. This update seems to add 4K native rendering for the game on PS4 Pro in addition to HDR (High Dynamic Range) color support on the standard PS4 and PS4 Pro.

While it remains to be see how The Last of Us Remastered looks like rendered at native 4K, we can see some examples of the game being rendered with HDR on the standard PS4. The comparison below does show some noticeable improvement but to see it in full effect, you will have to see it on a HDR supported TV.

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(Top = Standard, Bottom = HDR)

Another comparison was shared by NeoGAF user ron_bato which compared the SDR version with the HDR version of the game. Check it out below. (Top = Standard, Bottom = HDR)

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The Last of Us Remastered is one of the confirmed games to support native 4K on the PS4. The addition of HDR is nice to have and as the comparison above shows, it can have a noticeable difference on the visuals, as details are resolved more clearly.

The Last of Us Remastered was released in August 2015 for the PS4. It was originally released for the PS3 and then Remastered for the PS4. It will be finally playable in native 4K resolution with the launch of the PS4 Pro this November.

Let us know what do you think about the difference between the HDR and Standard display in the comments below.

  • otherZinc

    That isn’t HDR 10.

  • Fleming_007

    Very hard to tell the difference when you don’t have a hdr monitor but I can see some difference in the sky because of the clouds at least.

  • Hvd

    yes the remaster or the remaster of the remaster which is a 5 year old game can run native 4k but it wont be 60fps…lol

    i hope thats not your thinking that the ps4 pro is a 4k console.if thats the case then my pc 10 years ago running snes games in 4k was a 4k pc 10 years ago…lmao.

    you can run old as* games in 4k duh because that are what?…OLD

    • Steve-O

      Oh look, somebody on the internet is being a dickhead right now! What a rare occurrence!

      • Hvd

        look who is talking…lol

        • Guest

          “look who is talking…”
          Yeah you! lol!

          • DarthDiggler

            @disqus_6Putk03FJ1:disqus @disqus_io7n73C8um:disqus

            Are you two gay lovers? You totally look great together. I bet you have some epic sword fighting.

    • DarthDiggler

      @disqus_6Putk03FJ1:disqus

      Why do you keep commenting on PlayStation articles? Obviously you are not a fan of PlayStation.

      If you are not a Troll — what is it that motivates you to comment on things such as this?

      Do you see me on PC articles ad nausem saying everyone is stupid for owning PC and PlayStation is the shit? No. LOL

      • Hvd

        for the same reason ponies comment on an xbox article duh.

        the truth is a troll.

  • suli559

    Does it still run at 60fps?

    • Guest

      Not in native 4K mode. But it does have a even steadier 60fps in 1080p mode. 4K mode = 3840×2160 and better shadows. 1080p mode = a even better framerate

      • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

        Which mode will you be using or trying first? It would be great if somebody uploaded a comparison video of the two different modes so I get feel for how they’ll be different or so besides the fact the fps will make quite a difference already to say the least. I personally don’t know what i want more: as much as I love higher frame rates and want that smoother experience, it’d also be cool to see how 4K looks in games. I’m stumped.

        Also….I won’t be getting the console soon since my TV turned out to be one of those without HDR sadly -__- So will have to save up and get a 4K HDR TV at some point then get the Pro later on, as I want the benefit of seeing HDR not just a 4K boost as some will be happy with. Why me……wish I’d known about HDR sooner.

        • Guest

          It cant be compared til somebody has the system and games.

          • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

            True that – soon enough we’ll see the results in action for many games getting the support for 4K, and also for HDR if they have it to. Thing is though not many people have 4K monitors or TV’s, not many will be able to view if there is any actual difference outside of screenshots. I mean since I myself have 4K TV that’s mostly nonissue – except again my TV doesn’t have HDR. Wonder how Sony will succeed at advertising something public isn’t as familiar with or isn’t as accessible. I hope by next year that 4K HDR TV’s are cheaper, definitely won’t be able to get one. Even if I sold my current 4K TV I’d probably only get a few hundred nowhere near enough for the best ones on the market. Just had to end up with a TV without HDR *sighs* Alas, I can’t get the Pro right now anyway so best I wait I suppose. Hopefully the direct feeds that we get after the Pro releases will show promising results and not be they didn’t put enough effort for the HDR for people to see difference, as I’ve seen others put up screenshots from other games and all so far and they’re divisive on the improvement. Wonder if Youtubers or Sony will put up their own first, especially since they acknowledged it’s hard to explain to average consumer exactly how it benefits games.

      • DarthDiggler

        @disqus_io7n73C8um:disqus

        Depends on the game. Stop it with your blanket statements.

        • Guest

          I’m talking about in this game (TLOU), you twerp. See proof that youn are making all sorts of stupid assumptions.

          • DarthDiggler

            @disqus_io7n73C8um:disqus

            Well learn to speak proper English and qualify your statements with the proper information. I am not a mind reader and I wouldn’t want to read your mind. It seems pretty vacant.

  • Beautiful! Unfortunately not buying a PS4 Pro, waiting for Scorpio instead…

    • angh

      You can wait another year then to get ps5, and then instead buying it another 2 for xbox two.

      • Nah, I’ll just get a Scorpio then PS5. But Sony isn’t going to release PS5 in two years, it will be at least 3-4.

        • angh

          didn’t say they going release in 2 years, I said you will wait 2 years after getting scorpio. My bet is on 2019. And the point is – there is no reason for a waiting game. I don’t want to wait for next hardware. I’m waiting for good games and play them, when they are out.

          • 2019 or 2020 would make this gen last 7-8 years, just like last gen – I agree with that. I’m excited for Scorpio b/c I want something to flex my 4K TV. Plus I’m super hyped imagining Crackdown and it’s destruction on that type of power 🙂

          • DarthDiggler

            @jabl76mba:disqus

            2019 or 2020 would make this gen last 7-8 years, just like last gen

            Last generation was more of a special case. Both systems were highly custom and cost a great deal in R&D (especially the PS3 Cell). That is why that generation lasted so long.

            These systems are mostly off the shelf with novel motherboard designs. There is little to recoup in R&D. The last generation lasting so long wasn’t exactly a good thing as gamers were growing tired of experiences that were limited to 512MB of RAM. Which is why PC picked up steam as Year 5, 6 and 7 rolled on for the PS3 / X360.

            We do not have that parallel this generation. Both companies can be much more nimble and they will be.

          • I still believe after the release of Pro and Scorpio we’re looking at another 3-4 years. If I’m wrong, so be it, but I really doubt it. PS4 isn’t going to lose that much marketshare even with Scorpio outperforming Pro that they will lose the sizable lead they have, so there is no reason to rush the PS5 like everybody feels they will.

          • angh

            *6-7 years, and I hope for 6. Scorpio might be interesting but we dont know about it yet. I stick to pc and ps4 as this will offer me more games I like to play, but will see what future will bring.

        • DarthDiggler

          @jabl76mba:disqus

          Nah, I’ll just get a Scorpio then PS5. But Sony isn’t going to release PS5 in two years, it will be at least 3-4.

          The longest generation for consoles was the PS4 / X360 generation and the only reason why it lasted so long was each company wanted to make sure they got the proper returns on their subsidized hardware. The PS4 and XB1 are not subsidized hardware, they are made for a small profit.

          There is nothing stopping Sony from producing a PS5 next year. I would think that is unlikely but business wise if Scorpio was a huge hit Sony certainly could respond and respond quickly. I am sure they are constantly updating the design of the PS4 and PS5 all the time so they have the agility to meet the demands of the marketplace.

          This console generation will not last until 2020. PS5 and Xbox Too (MS has proven they can’t count) will likely be here in 2018. The PS4 Pro and the XB1 Scorpio will become the default units as they spool up the next generation.

        • netname

          yes becayse sony support their products .. not like pc-ish xboes without games and a useless kinect … power of the clouudddd and dx12 hhahahah

          • Black

            Like how they’ve supported the MLB titles right? LMFAO! Hold this L.

    • andy

      A whole full year to buy just a slightly more powerful, next gen, GDDR5 console, one that will be held back by a weak 2004 DDR3, eSRAM bottlenecked underling?
      Fair enough, its your time and money.

      • You think Scorpio will be bottlenecked? LOL!

        • Hvd

          not as much as the ps4 pro.the thing is you can already see it struggling in digital foundry videos..lol

        • Guest

          You do realize that 6TF isnt really enough for 4K res for games in 2017, right? Heck, its barely enough now! Some of you people are such ignorant fantards.

          • DarthDiggler

            @disqus_io7n73C8um:disqus

            You do realize that 6TF isnt really enough for 4K res for games in 2017, right?

            It depends on the game, there are already games running native 4K on the PS4 Pro. These blanket statements from PC Elitist like yourself showcase to everyone you really don’t know what you are talking about.

            Granted PS4 Pro will likely have more upscaled games than Native 4K, but given how Sony is executing this most people won’t even see the difference in a living room. Sure if I am sitting at a desk with a keyboard and mouse — with my face stuck right into my display you would have a point, but that isn’t the case.

            Some of you people are such ignorant fantards.

            Spoken like a true a-hole.

          • Guest

            I know that it depends on the games, but I thought that was obvious, but I guess not, so I guess I have to spell it out for you and have said “AAA games”. And PC elitist? I’m a X1 owner kid. And you wanna talk about “spoken like a true a-hole”. Now get a life and don’t sweat me kid.

          • DarthDiggler

            @disqus_io7n73C8um:disqus

            Again your prose proves that you are some young nit wit that don’t know SH!T.

            You are an inexperienced twit and your words are meaningless.

        • DarthDiggler

          @jabl76mba:disqus

          Depends on how the system architecture. If they sticking with DDR3 memory that certainly wouldn’t put them in the pole position in terms of performance.

          The problem with them moving to GDDR5 is they make work harder for the developers.

          You know why X360 games for a long time were often better than PS3 games? It wasn’t because they had the most robust specs its because MS made that console EASY to code for. Sony has taken that mission and RAN with it. Sony has made their machine easy for developers to execute their ambitions on. PS4 Pro keeps 100% in line with that mission because they only make certain changes. Memory is a little faster with more available. The GPU gets a boost and they add an additional GPU. Nothing is really new for developers just a little more resources. It should be a breeze to get things ported to PS4 Pro. So far given what we know about Scorpio we can’t say that for certain.

          • They said 320GB/s throughout didn’t they? I’m assuming that’s 12GB DDR5 based on Digital Foundry projections.

      • glass87onion

        Don’t compare PS4 Pro with the Scorpio.

        Jaguar CPU vs Zen CPU
        8GB GDDR5 vs 16? GDDR5X
        218GB/s vs 320GB/s bandwidth
        4.2TF Polaris GPU vs 6TF Vega? GPU
        PS VR vs Oculus Rift
        400$ vs 600$?

        • DarthDiggler

          @glass87onion:disqus

          Where are you getting these specs from? The only specs officially released were the FLOPs.

        • DarthDiggler

          @glass87onion:disqus

          Please cite your source (LINK) for this information or if you don’t respond we will have to assume this is just data you pulled out of your rear end.

          • glass87onion

            Confirmed is the over 320GB/s bandwidth and 6TF GPU
            Also confirmed the CPU won’t be a Jaguar so it has to be the upcoming Zen.
            GDDR5X is not confirmed but looking at the GPU target and memory bandwidth it looks like it.

    • Guest

      Yeah, we know you wont be a buying a Pro and instead will get stuck waiting a year for a Scorpio because you’re a big fat MS fanboy and you’ve always been. So stop being a phony and run along, you don’t belong here. This is a PS4 article. Go to your MS articles, troll!

      • Dude, seriously, are you 12?

        • He’s like that everywhere.

          • Guest

            And you’re like that everywhere.

          • DarthDiggler

            @disqus_io7n73C8um:disqus

            Oh pleasant and mild mannered? You are so stupid you don’t realize you just complimented the guy.

          • Guest

            Yeah, yeah, yeah, if YOU say so. He’s nothing but a fanboy. Now run along…

          • DarthDiggler

            @disqus_io7n73C8um:disqus

            And you have the illusion of central position.

            Guess what your mommy was wrong you are not a special butterfly. No one really gives a ratsass what you have to say. You are an imbecile.

          • DarthDiggler

            @jabl76mba:disqus

            He is a jerk. While I don’t agree with you, you are pleasant and you can speak in a manner that is intelligent.

          • Guest

            No, he’s not and no he cant.

          • DarthDiggler

            @disqus_io7n73C8um:disqus

            Says the A-hole that comes in to insult everyone. You don’t have any credibility here — people can see what you have said plain as day.

            People don’t care what you think because you aren’t reasonable and you don’t engage people in a discussion. You just tell them what is and what is not. The problem is life is not 1 size fits all.

            You seem like a very young person who just hasn’t had much experience in life. You are passionate about gaming but passion alone doesn’t equate to expertise which you are lacking.

          • Guest

            Project much? You don’t know me kid, now buzz off and go make some more assumptions somewhere else. And try not to be so sensitive about it.

          • DarthDiggler

            @disqus_io7n73C8um:disqus

            Oh but I know the type and I am betting you are just someone I ran into in the past that has changed their name because they have completed soiled their previous name and have been kicked off of many websites.

            You are not an adult — if you are, you should consider moving out of your mom’s house and taking your life more seriously.

          • lol, true

        • Guest

          Dude, seriously, are you 12?

          • DarthDiggler

            @disqus_io7n73C8um:disqus

            You are a mental midget who is likely still a virgin.

          • Guest

            Yeah, yeah, says the mental midnight who’s still a virgin. Why you sweating me? You’re already obsessed I see. Buzz off creep!

        • DarthDiggler

          @DannyFromWI:disqus

          He seems like a young man who likely hasn’t seen any naked women who were not pixelated.

          • Guest

            That statement and that belief is some seriously simple minded nonsense, son! And you seem to bring that up a lot. So its leading me to thin that you are just some insecure virgin who’s never seen a naked woman. Now do you see just how mature that sounds?

          • DarthDiggler

            @disqus_io7n73C8um:disqus

            Obviously this statement gets under your skin because you know it is true. You do not give any indicators that you are of an age that would be considered an adult. Furthermore your utmost passion for gaming suggests that you are lacking in other core areas such as companionship with the opposite sex (or the same sex, I don’t want to judge, who knows you could be in transition).

            I am gainfully employed, car owner and a home owner. I am doing quite OK with the ladies. I don’t have to wait until mom and dad leave town to have a sex life. 🙂

      • Idiot, I said it looks beautiful – learn to read. I’ve owned every PS since PS2. I’m not buying Pro b/c PS4 already looks great. Plus they only release 1-2 1st party AAA games a year, no thanks.

        • popo123

          they release even more exclusive third party games that aren’t on Xbox.

          • I don’t play many Japanese or JRPG games, they don’t appeal to my age group that much…

          • DarthDiggler

            @jabl76mba:disqus

            Sony hasn’t really catered to the Japanese since the PS2 days. Early PS3 a bit, but they began a pivot to the west soon after the PS3 was released, which explains why the PS4 was released in North America first.

            The idea that people who like Shooters should buy MS is antiquated and really was only true for a year or two early in the PS3 lifespan.

          • Well, I can’t speak for everyone else but I game on my XB1 b/c I can watch sports snapped while gaming. I also tend to like their 1st Party AAA games more. PS has some great exclusives like Bloodborne, Uncharted, God of War, and Horizon but they release so god damn sparsely throughout a year…

        • Guest

          Why you so defensive? You must be a fun person to be around. All snapping like that.

      • Hvd

        no one with half a brain will buy the pro.

        • Guest

          And no one smarter than chimp will buy a Scorpio. With its, no exclusives. All of which can be played on the PC with better graphics and framerates.

        • DarthDiggler

          @disqus_6Putk03FJ1:disqus

          LOL Well I have a full brain.

          I have a PS4 Pro pre-ordered and I am not shopping for 1TB SATA 3 SSD Drive to maxmize the performance of my PS4 Pro. 1TB Samsung Pro Evo is just $300, I would prefer an MLC drive, but this drive is actually a hybrid SLC / TLC drive.

    • bruce livingston

      Just buy a PC now, and you won’t have to wait at all. There is nothing Scorpio can do that PC can’t already do better.

      • I like playing on my couch in front of my 4K TV, not a tiny monitor at a desk.

        • Hvd

          i doubt you got the right 4k tv..there are 4k tv’s with out hdr,with dolby digital which is a closed code and hdr 10 which an open code which most will use.

          are you sure you got the right tv???…

          • I’m fine thanks

          • Hvd

            lol no real comment which means you bought a 4k tv awhile ago so you wont get the hdr support…lol

          • DarthDiggler

            @disqus_io7n73C8um:disqus @disqus_6Putk03FJ1:disqus

            Is it necessary to treat @jabl76mba:disqus with contempt since he doesn’t agree with you?

            I hold you two in contempt because you are contemptible.

          • Hvd

            ill down vote you.

          • DarthDiggler

            @disqus_6Putk03FJ1:disqus

            LOL go ahead lol. Its meaning less on Discus other people can’t even see your downvotes.

            DO YOUR WORST. 🙂

          • Guest

            Jeremiah Loca

        • Steve-O

          You can do that on PC, quite easily haha.

          • DarthDiggler

            @Steve-O:disqus

            Keyboard and mouse feel weird on a lap. Controllers will get you killed on PC.

            Consoles do not have any aimbots available for them. Hacking and cheating is nearly unheard of. Consoles only require money for hardware every 4-7 years.

            I used to PC game in terms of quality of graphics it is definitely a quality experience especially for single player games. However the online issues for me couldn’t be ignored and to be quite honest when I had a PC to game on I did MUCH LESS actual gaming. I would spend a great deal of time researching new hardware or finding new optimizations I could try. I SPENT WAY more money because what you pay for a Console will buy you a video card or some memory. Maybe a CPU upgrade.

            I know these days it is better, you have things like NVIDIA Experience and Steam that definitely elevate the PC experience.

    • DarthDiggler

      @jabl76mba:disqus

      Beautiful! Unfortunately not buying a PS4 Pro, waiting for Scorpio instead…

      PS4 is the defacto standard this generation. Generally developers are developing on PS4 developer units. Scorpio will add 4GB of RAM (12 total), but the XBox One install base is not as big. Meaning there is no way all studios are going to split development 4 ways to cover the PS4, Xbox One, PS4 Pro and Xbox Scorpio. Likely what will happen is most of your Scorpio 3rd party games will just be ports from the PS4 Pro version. Why would you put more effort into a platform that has a smaller install base?

      So while on paper your Scorpio sounds great, but my speculation is when it comes to 3rd party gaming you will likely be playing pretty much the same game as PS4 Pro. The business side will dictate that sort of thing.

      • Lennox

        That’s where you’re wrong. If said game is also on PC, then there is also a Scorpio version of the game. They won’t need to port from PS. If it works on windows, it works on Xbox.

        • DarthDiggler

          @Lennox:disqus

          I am not wrong. It depends on the studio and the title. Also your comment did not address the main point… the BUSINESS side. Why would the studio put tons more effort into a platform that has fewer users? In terms of business it doesn’t make sense to do so.

          Granted if the studio is doing all platforms internally there would be less issue using PC assets for the XB Scorpio port. Lots of studios farm that out now. so it would depend greatly on the arrangement they have with the studio doing the PC port.

          The XB1 Scorpio will have more resources for sure, but the level of resources they have will not exactly be night and day between PS4 Pro and Xbox One Scropio. We are hitting diminishing returns.

          Think of it like this. With an amplifier if you get double the wattage you do not get double the volume. On average you would have to get 10 times the wattage to get double the volume. So a 100W Amp is only about 1/2 as loud as a 1000W Amp. Not saying this is a rule, I am just saying this as an example.

          • Lennox

            It wouldn’t take tons of work though. Nor money. The bulk of the work is done. All they have to do is scale and optimize. MS has made it very easy and quick to port. They were able to port a AAA game (FM5) in 2 months with only a couple of people. Imagine a huge team.

            The “fewer users” angle is moot because Xbox still gets marketing exclusivity and 3rd party exclusives. If the users were that miniscule, they would’ve stopped support for Xbox a long time ago. You forget these 3rd party games aren’t exclusive to the Scorpio. More than 20 million OG Xbox users have access to these games.

            I didn’t ask you about the differences between the Pro and the Scorpio so I don’t know why you brought that up.

      • More like they’ll port PC 4K specs, which they already do, to Scorpio

    • Jairus Monillas

      lol scorpio. less online userbase, less exclusives, and there’s no stopping sony for releasing a ps4 super pro 8tf in 2018. so much for your waiting game.

    • netname

      right on your eay … buy a scorpio and please us it like a brick for your always open door hahahaha