The Last of Us Part 1 New Trailer Reveals Better Visuals, Better AI, Accessibility Options, and More

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Fans of The Last of Us now finally know more about TLOU Part 1. A few days ago, the developer released a Features and Gameplay trailer that revealed all the improvements players can expect from the remake. Although it might not be everything, it still offered a lot.

Impressive Visuals

The biggest and most notable change that the remake brings is the boost to the game visuals. Every aspect of the visuals is improved to make the game look more like Part 2, perhaps even better. From the characters' eye irises to facial animation, all were rebuilt to bring textures closer to reality.

Thanks to PS5, players can also expect better physics mechanics, including tons of "chippables" and "bumpables"; concrete and environmental objects will now be ripped apart by bullets. Cinematic will now run in real-time instead of pre-rendered and transition smoothly into gameplay. The remake will utilize a motion matching technique to render the animation superfluid and realistic.

However, some fans will be disappointed as the remake doesn’t feature TLOU2 combat. Joel still can’t go prone, hide in grasses, or dodge melee attacks.

Superior AI

Judging the AI before the game’s release is difficult. The developer didn’t reveal all of the AI improvements, but they showed the new buddy AI stealth improvements. In the remake, the buddy AI sneaks better and stays away from enemy lines of sight in stealth sections.

New Features and Accessibility Options

Fans can expect tons of new features in The Last of Us Part 1, including Permadeath Mode, Speedrun Mode, and new unlockables for Joel and Ellie. The developer is also trying to remove as many barriers as possible; more than 60 accessibility options will be present, along with a new Audio Description mode.

The Last of Us Part 1 will support 4K at 30 FPS and Dynamic 4K at 60 FPS, better loading time, 3D Audio, haptic feedback, and trigger effects. The game will release on PS5 on September 2; you can read the official blog for more information.

In the last few days, tons of screenshots and gameplay footage were leaked. You can read about them via our previous article.

So what do you think? Are you interested in The Last of Us Part 1? Have you played the original game before? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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