The lights are on
Last week, we went hands-on with the single-player portion of The Last of Us Remastered Edition. The title looks great, especially when side-by-side with the original release on PlayStation 3. We didn’t get to see how the Factions multiplayer mode is shaping up though, but today we have some new information.
The Factions mode will be running at 1080p and targets 60 frames per second (just like the single-player mode, which is also variable and can be locked at 30 FPS). There have been some minor tweaks to the formula, also.
Multiplayer trophies no longer require you to complete the match without being killed. However, the number of downs or executions has been raised from three to five.
You’ll also start with nine loadout points instead of the eight from the original version. Players will reach the 13 point cap more quickly. All of the maps are in a single pool (because every player will have access to the full roster), which should speed matchmaking.
As we mentioned last week, all of your purchased multiplayer DLC (hats, weapons, and skills) will become cross-buy. You’ll just need to download it to your PlayStation 4.
Naughty Dog says that The Last of Us peaked with 9,000 concurrent Faction mode players on PlayStation 3. If you didn’t jump in last generation, you’ll have another shot when the Remastered Edition comes out on July 29 (just one week from now). You can also tune into a special live reading of key scenes on July 28.
[Source: PlayStation Blog]
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This game has one of my favorite multiplayer styles. Absolutely love this game.
Just prestiged for the 5th time today (don't judge). Glad to see some changes for the MP, wish the trophy changes applied to the ps3 version as well. Lastly, I was hoping our MP progress would carry over to the remastered version, but it will not. Don't know if I am purchasing or not.
Cross gen play?
MP is awesome with this game, which was a HUGE surprise to me. I hated Uncharted 3 MP and had kinda written ND off with MP, but BAM! Its great. Sort of the anti-COD