The Final of Us, developer Naughty Canine’s post-apocalyptic motion sport, was so deeply optimized for the PlayStation three that porting it to the PlayStation four was “hell,” inventive director Neil Druckmann informed Edge.
“I want we had a button that was like ‘Flip On PS4 Mode’, however no,” Druckmann mentioned. “We anticipated it to be hell, and it was hell. Simply getting a picture onscreen, even an inferior one with the shadows damaged, lighting damaged and with it crashing each 30 seconds … that took a very long time. These engineers are among the finest within the business and so they optimized the sport a lot for the PS3’s SPUs particularly. It was optimized on a binary degree, however after shifting these issues over, you must return to the excessive degree, be certain the programs are intact, and optimize it once more.
“I can’t describe how tough a process that’s. And as soon as it’s working properly, you’re working the [versions] facet by facet to be sure to didn’t screw one thing up within the course of, like physics being barely off, which throws the sport off, or lighting being shifted and hastily it’s a drastically totally different look. That’s not ‘improved’ any extra; that’s totally different. We wish to keep devoted whereas being higher.”
“WE EXPECTED IT TO BE HELL, AND IT WAS HELL.”
Druckmann additionally mentioned that the sport and its cutscenes are working at 1080p and 60 frames per second, a course of he mentioned “concerned rendering all of them from scratch.” Although the inventive director characterised The Final of Us Remastered as “an easy port,” he mentioned that PlayStation four has him open to giving gamers new choices.
“I really like the texture of the triggers on the PS4, so I wish to give the choice to modify which triggers you employ to shoot and which of them you’re utilizing to pay attention and crouch,” he mentioned. “Then there are some concepts of tips on how to use the touchpad that we’ll play with and see if it’s price it. Principally, we don’t wish to mess with the expertise an excessive amount of, and we don’t wish to deviate from what made The Final Of Us so nice.”
The Final of Us Remastered is scheduled for a summer season 2014 launch. The $59.99 PS4 model of the sport, which can use cutscene-resolution character fashions and will bediscounted for individuals who personal the PS3 model, will embrace the unique’s downloadable content material, in-game commentary and extra.