No Upgrade Offer for The Last of Us Remastered

No Upgrade Offer for The Last of Us Remastered

Those who own The Last of Us on PlayStation 3 will have to pay full price if they want to get the game's remastered PlayStation 4 release, with Sony confirming today that there would be no upgrade offer.

In a comment on PlayStation Blog Europe, Sony's Fred Dutton responded to questions about a reduced price for owners of the PS3 version by saying, "Alas, there is no upgrade discount." This was echoed by Sid Shuman on PlayStation Blog US, who said that there would be "no upgrade path." All DLC, however, will be Cross-Buy, and will only need to be purchased once for access on both PS3 and PS4.

When PlayStation 4 first launched last year, a number of cross-generation games that had previously come out for PlayStation 3, like Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Injustice: Gods Among Us were available to those who already owned the previous generation versions for drastically reduced prices - in most cases, around $20. Since the first rumours of The Last of Us Remastered, fans have been calling for a similar offer, and until recently, Sony had been saying they were looking into it.

In another comment, Shuman confirmed that there would be no pre-loading option for the game, despite it being available for digital pre-order. Pre-loading functionality was introduced with a PlayStation 4 firmware update earlier this year, allowing Sony to make a game able to be downloaded and installed ahead of its release, so that it's ready to play as soon as it becomes available. Without it, those who pre-order The Last of Us Remastered will have to wait until it's released on PSN before being able to begin the download.


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Comments Comments (11)

Posted by drunk_monk
On Thursday 17 Jul 2014 3:27 PM
That's not surprising. If its looks good enough I'm happy.
Posted by darkap
On Thursday 17 Jul 2014 3:35 PM
yea kinda of expected this :(
Posted by LeftoversNZ
On Thursday 17 Jul 2014 4:21 PM
It would have been a nice thank you to all the PS3 supporters but hey if the cash they make from the remaster means Naughty Dog can continue working on bringing us some of the best franchises available then I for one can't wait to see what they do next.
Posted by Jono91
On Thursday 17 Jul 2014 4:54 PM
Kinda dumb, would have definitely got the upgrade if it was available. Might wait for the price to drop some on it instead. I did LOVE it on PS3.
Posted by twisterjamz
On Thursday 17 Jul 2014 5:23 PM
Not too fussed, already preordered mine
Posted by jtbthatsme
On Thursday 17 Jul 2014 6:08 PM
With 7 million copies sold probably couldn't afford to do a cheap deal for those who were good to buy it already lol.
Posted by Gonzala
On Thursday 17 Jul 2014 9:02 PM
I'm happy with my PS3 version... wouldn't particularly want to buy it again though.
Posted by piratemonkey
On Friday 18 Jul 2014 8:25 PM
Colour me unsurprising
Money too be made
Still ..suspect i will get it
Posted by haydengies
On Saturday 19 Jul 2014 6:21 PM
damn :( oh well when i get a ps4 ill still be getting this! :D
Posted by Mantis007
On Sunday 20 Jul 2014 6:30 PM
Have t tried yet might try on ps4
Posted by Bappernz
On Monday 21 Jul 2014 5:34 AM
this is 2 bad announcements for the potential of this remaster