The Last of Us Remastered 720p vs. 1080p, 30 FPS vs. 60 FPS: Shows More Than A Simple Resolution Bump

The Last of Us Remastered was announced earlier this week for the PS4. Along with this announcement, Naughty Dog were also quick enough to release a short teaser trailer. Unfortunately, this trailer was on YouTube, and hence locked at 30 fps. Naughty Dog have released a brand new 1080p HQ trailer, which also has 60 fps footage of the game.

If you want to download this trailer, you can grab it from here.

The Last of Us Remastered won’t simply offer a bare bones resolution upgrade, Naughty Dog are also targeting 60 fps for the end game, and will be hopefully able to achieve this target. But what about the difference between 30 fps vs. 60 fps? We can see this in the videos below, one of which is running at 30 fps and the other at 60 fps.

The Last of Us Remastered 30 fps
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The Last of Us Remastered 60 fps
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When it comes to upgrade, the resolution jump is already a big one. But this won’t be the only feature to be upgraded. We have also gotten higher quality textures and character models, improved lighting and shadows, and improvement to the other technical aspects of the game, as per the statement made by Eric Monacelli, Community Strategist at Naughty Dog.

The comparison below demonstrates the difference between 720p resolution of the PS3 versus 1080p resolution of the PS4.


The changes to the character model are pretty much obvious here. Jaggies around character are mostly gone, textures have improved significantly. While this one didn’t really provide a closer look directly at the character models, the improvements are still quite noticeable here.

Naughty Dog had released some pre-release super sampled shots for The Last of Us on the PS3. While releasing higher quality shots of the game before release isn’t exactly something new(or evil), they surely can make a good point of reference for comparing with the PS4 remaster, which is supposed to be running on a much better hardware. So how does that work for the PS4 version, you can see that yourself in the image comparison below.

Just for fun, here are all three character models compared (PS3 vs. Press Shot vs. PS4)

Another image comparison shows added details to the environment and improved geometry, which is clearly missing from the PS3 version of the game. (Image Credit: NeoGAF)

It’s clear even from this little teaser trailer that Naughty Dog are clearly aiming high for The Last of Us despite it being a remaster. From what little we have seen so far, and considering the track record of Naughty Dog, it is clear that they are going to deliver on their word.

What do you think about the difference for The Last of Us on the PS3 vs. PS4? Let us know in the comments below.

Danial Arshad Khan

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