‘The Last Of Us’ Headed to Playstation 4
The Playstation 4 may soon have one of the Playstation 3’s most critically acclaimed first-party exclusives. Rumors are circulating that The Last Of Us is currently headed for the Playstation 4 console this summer. The Last Of Us for Playstation 4 is even rumored to be bundled with the single-player downloadable content Left Behind as well as an enhanced experience for Playstation 4 gamers.
The announcement came from Playstation’s Eurasian Software Market Manager Sercan Sulun. Sulun stated that while there are no current plans to make a sequel to The Last of Us and does not know when fans could even begin to expect the title, the original The Last Of Us video game is headed for the Playstation 4 this summer. The Last Of Us will be available in both physical and digital copies. The critically acclaimed survival horror video game will also have enhanced graphics when it is released for the Playstation 4.
The announcement is incredibly exciting to PS4 gamers eager for some exclusive first party content. While Infamous: Second Son was just released, Sony only has a few triple-A first party games titles announced for the 2014 year like The Order: 1886 and MLB 14: The Show amongst others.
The Last Of Us was released exclusively last June on the Playstation 3 and was instantly heralded as a masterpiece by nearly all who played the survival horror title, winning several Game Of The Year awards. The Last Of Us has been critically acclaimed for its superb writing, voice acting, art direction, level and sound design. The narrative has been lauded for its characterization, subtext, critical depiction of the human condition as well as bringing more mature elements and themes such as loss, sacrifice, loyalty, fate and hope into the world of video games. To date, the video game developed by Naughty Dog has sold over six million copies. The Last Of Us was the second biggest video game launch of 2013 behind only Rockstar’s massively successful Grand Theft Auto 5. Recently, the downloadable content Left Behind was released to further deepen the game’s overall story and universe.
In The Last Of Us, players take control over Joel, a world-weary traveller tasked with transporting a young girl named Elle to a human resistance group known as the Fireflies in a post-apocalyptic United States. The Fireflies believe Elle is the key to unlocking the mystery behind the infection that has destroyed civilization. Players must fight and survive against monsters infected by a mutated strain of fungus as well as malicious humans including cannibals. Players have to make the most out of crafted weapons and supplies out of items scavenged from the ruins of the world as well as firearms and stealth to eliminate all that stand in their way.
In November of 2013, Sam Raimi announced plans to produce a feature film version of The Last Of Us with the game’s main writer Neil Druckmann handling the script for the adaptation. Playstation 4 gamers everywhere can certainly rejoice at the fact that The Last Of Us is coming to Sony’s new console this summer.
By Benjamin Murray