Sony launched a ten-minute-long trailer for The Final of Us Half 1 on Thursday, the place the sport’s administrators discuss by among the enhancements coming within the PlayStation 5 remake of Naughty Canine’s iconic recreation. The trailer takes loads of alternatives to point out off the improved graphics (which look as good as they’ve in the leaked screenshots, nevertheless it’s not like the sport was ugly on the PS3 or PS4), however essentially the most attention-grabbing contain modifications to the gameplay — Naughty Canine says that the AI for enemies and companions can be improved, that there can be some further gameplay modes, and that the sport’s cutscenes could have audio descriptions for accessibility.
When it was initially launched in 2013, The Final of Us’ AI was nothing particular. The remake, nonetheless, apparently builds off of The Final of Us Half 2’s extra fashionable system for controlling NPCs, making them higher at working collectively and developing with techniques extra complicated than “run straight on the man with the shotgun.” Based on Neil Druckmann, artistic director of each Final of Us video games, this makes for extra intense fights. Your companions’ AI has additionally apparently gotten an improve, which ought to hopefully keep away from immersion-breaking experiences the place Ellie or Henry run proper in entrance of an enemy who then has to behave like they didn’t discover.
When it comes to gameplay modes, the remake will apparently embrace a permadeath mode for many who wish to actually strive their hand at surviving a zombie (er, sorry, “contaminated”) apocalypse. There’s additionally a pace run mode, although the trailer presents just about no particulars on that apart from that the sport will show a timer within the higher proper nook.
The trailer contains another neat particulars as nicely — apparently the character animation system has gotten an overhaul, the sport could have improved haptics that’ll supposedly make it really feel such as you’re really petting a giraffe in that one well-known scene, and Naughty Canine particulars among the issues it’s doing with the adaptive triggers, one of many PS5’s finest options. When you’re in any respect within the remake I’d suggest checking it out.
Personally I’m nonetheless unsure whether or not all of this is sufficient to make me wish to replay the sport (I’ve already gone by it as soon as on the PS3, after which performed the PS4 remaster), nevertheless it does seem to be it’ll be value selecting up for individuals who have by no means skilled it, or who’ve been searching for an excuse to do one other playthrough. The Final Of Us Half 1 is ready to launch for PlayStation 5 on September 2nd, and for PC in some unspecified time in the future sooner or later.