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The Last of Us Part 2 performance patch for PS5 targets 60 FPS

By Stephany Nunneley 19 May 2021 16:49 GMT The PS5 performance patch for The Last of Us Part 2 is now available. Rumors of a PS5 patch coming for The Last of Us Part 2 surfaced back in January, so it’s just taken Sony and Naughty Dog a while to push it out.Once patch 1.08 for the game is installed on your PS5, you will find a toggle in the Display options that allows you to choose between a Framerate Target of 30 FPS or 60 FPS. You can also expect an enhanced resolution, faster load times, and more.The game…

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Over 37 million players have downloaded Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

By Dom Peppiatt 10 May 2021 20:34 GMT Naughty Dog‘s final chapter featuring the exploits of Nathan Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, has been downloaded and played by over 37 million people, the developer has revealed.It’s been five years since the release of one of the PS4’s biggest hits; Uncharted 4. To celebrate the half-decade birthday of one of the last generation’s biggest PlayStation hits, developer Naughty Dog has published a special retrospective blog looking back on the game, sharing some behind-the-scenes notes from its production.One of the most notable factoids in the article reveals that the game has…

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Here’s what The Last of Us Part 2 would look like running at 4K60 on PS5

By Dom Peppiatt 13 April 2021 10:13 GMT Ever wanted to know what The Last of Us Part 2 would look like playing on your PlayStation 5 at 4K resolution with a 60fps framerate? Well, wonder no more!Amidst rumours that we’re getting a remake of the original The Last of Us game, a Naughty Dog fan has employed the use of editing software and AI upscaling to give us a taste of what a true 4K60 patch would do for The Last of Us Part 2.Though once we heard whispers about Naughty Dog’s blockbuster 2020 survival game getting a dedicated…

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The Last of Us remake for PS5 is reportedly in the works at Sony

By Stephany Nunneley 9 April 2021 17:21 GMT Sony has a remake of The Last of Us in the works for PS5, according to a report. The Bloomberg report states Visual Arts Service Group was working on The Last of Us remake, and that work began around 2018. According to Bloomberg, the project was eventually handed over to Naughty Dog.Watch on YouTubeAccording, to the report, Michael Mumbauer’s group almost made an Uncharted remake instead, but the idea was canned when Sony realized it would be too expensive to make, especially with added design work. Instead, the team started work on…

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Sony Bend reportedly moved off Days Gone 2 to work on new Uncharted

By Stephany Nunneley 9 April 2021 14:57 GMT Sony Bend, the developers of Days Gone, at one time pitched a sequel to Sony, but due to mixed critical reception, the project never came to fruition.Despite the original title selling well, the development process was long, and due to the aforementioned critical reception, a sequel wasn’t a viable option for Sony.So, instead of Days Gone 2, according to a Blomberg report, the studio was tasked with working on a new Uncharted title.Watch on YouTubeSony assigned a group from the studio to develop the new Uncharted game supervised by Naughty Dog. A…

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Naughty Dog seemingly working on a multiplayer PS5 game

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 10 March 2021 09:15 GMT Naughty Dog looks to be getting into the multiplayer live service sphere.Naughty Dog, the studio mostly known for its award-winning single-player, story-based games, is apparently working on a multiplayer project. So big, in fact, that the developer wants to do in-game economy right.At least, that’s what we can glean from this job ad. Spotted by Gamespot, the job opening is specifically for a multiplayer economy designer, who’s going to be responsible for creating a meaningful reward system for players and ensure the game remains engaging for a long time.Naughty Dog makes…

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The Last of Us Part 2, Ghost of Tsushima and Hades lead BAFTA Game Awards 2021 nominations

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 2 March 2021 13:56 GMT The post-apocalyptic PS4 exclusive is up for more categories than any other game ever. Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part 2 is leading the nominations for this year’s BAFTA Game Awards.The post-apocalyptic title is up for 13 or the show’s 17 categories, the highest that a single game has been nominated for so far. Last year, both Control and Death Stranding from Kojima Productions were down for 11 awards at the show. That The Last of Us Part 2 is wildly acclaimed is no secret; when it launched it was…

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The Last of Us Part 2 may be getting a PS5 patch, according to industry insider

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 28 January 2021 12:08 GMT The Last of Us Part 2 may be getting a dedicated PlayStation 5 patch in the not-too-distant future, according to one industry insider with a decent track record.Naughty Dog’s 2020 survival horror hit may be due to get a PS5 patch, according to someone with a recent history of reliable news leaks. ResetEra forum member Navtra replied to a comment in a PS5 thread stating that “a patch was in the work at some point” for the record-breaking Game of the Year award winner, but they aren’t sure “if it’s still happening…

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The Last of Us HBO series pilot to be directed by Beanpole’s Kantemir Balagov

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 16 January 2021 16:55 GMT A new director has been pegged for HBO’s The Last of Us series.Russian filmmaker Kantemir Balagov will direct the pilot for HBO’s adaptation of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us, according to The Hollywood Reporter.Back in March 2020, it was announced the Naughty Dog developed title was getting its own HBO series and was being helmed by Chernobyl’s Craig Mazin and executive produced and written by Neil Druckmann. It was initially thought Chernobyl director Johan Renck would direct, but due to a scheduling conflict, Renck has bowed out.Balagov made his debut as…

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The Last of Us director Neil Druckmann is now Naughty Dog’s co-president

By Patrick Dane, Saturday, 5 December 2020 09:01 GMT One of the biggest creative names in games now runs one of the biggest developers.Neil Druckmann, who has acted as the director on games like both The Last of Us and Uncharted 4, has seen a big promotion becoming the co-president of Naughty Dog.Druckmann, who has acted as one of the primary creative leads at the studio for years finds himself alongside Evan Wells in running the company.The announcement came from Wells in a blog post that outlined movements within the studio. Druckmann has been with the studio since 2004 and…

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An Uncharted easter egg was hidden in a The Last of Us multiplayer map

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 4 December 2020 16:06 GMT This isn’t the first time Naughty Dog has thrown a reference in its game.Since its 2013 release, there’s been an Uncharted easter egg in one of The Last of Us’ multiplayer maps.Former Naughty Dog game designer Rodney Reece took to Twitter to highlight that the remains of a plane in The Last of Us’ Beach map in the game’s Faction mode is in fact Victor “Sully” Sullivan’s plane, Hog Wild, from the first Uncharted title.“Not saying that’s canon,” Reece wrote. “But I took it from [Uncharted], broke it into pieces and…

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The Last of Us: Part 2 on PS5 supports haptic feedback

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 10 November 2020 20:48 GMT PS5’s DualSense controller features improved haptic feedback including adaptive triggers that simulate tension. This is supported in The Last of Us: Part 2.Tested by GamesRadar, The Last of Us: Part 2 on PS5 supports haptic feedback, and players will notice it significantly.According to the test, when playing the backwards compatible title, you can feel the tension in the DualSense adaptive triggers when drawing back on the bow. Shots fired can also be felt in the controller.The controller will also rumble when you start up the engine of the motorboat, you will…

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Who needs a PS5? The Last of Us on PS4 gets ridiculous load time patch

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 25 October 2020 11:09 GMT Naughty Dog has pushed out an update for The Last of Us Remastered that greatly improves the loading times in the game on PlayStation 4.The Last of Us Remastered developer Naughty Dog has rolled out another impressive patch for the iconic survival game – and its standalone expansion, The Last of Us: Left Behind – which has made some pretty impressive improvements to the title’s loading times.And who would notice the improvements more than a dedicated TLOU speedrunner? Anthony Calabrese, a big part of the speedrunning community for the PlayStation 4 game,…

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Watch as we build Joel’s house from The Last Of Us 2 in The Sims 4

By Alice Liguori, Friday, 21 August 2020 15:01 GMT The building tools in The Sims 4 are one of the best things about the 5 year old game. And what better way to show it off than to re-create famous gaming locations in The Sims 4?In case it wasn’t clear, I’m a huge Sims fan, and I’ve recently fallen in love with The Last Of Us Part 2, too. I’ve been livestreaming The Last Of Us 2 over on our YouTube channel, and I even persuaded my boss the need to review a recent Sims expansion pack about hippies. So…

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The Last of Us Part 3 trailer – what it could look like if it mirrors The Godfather

What would the first teaser for The Last of Us Part 3 look like if it borrowed from Coppola? The idea for this came from finishing the game, and wondering how long it would be between now and a potential third installment being released. We know that game director Niel Druckmann is a huge fan of The Godfather Part 2, and if the same sort of development cycle is applied between Part 2 and Part 3, it will be roughly 14 years between the release of the first and last games. He and his team would be in a similar…