The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered fans furious over upgrade price
Surprising no one, Naughty Dog is releasing The Last of Us Part II Remastered, bringing the 2020 video game natively to the PlayStation 5. Following the success of The Last of Us Part I remastering the 2013 original, the cash cow was always going to get milked for another outing. We just didn't think it would be this soon.
The Last of Us Part II launched in June 2020, meaning it just missed out on the PS5 by a couple of months. Sony's backward compatibility means you can boot up a PS4 copy of the game on PS5, but with rumours of a potential director's cut and new-gen upgrade, Part II Remastered has been doing the rounds for a while.
The Last of Us players slam Part II Remasterd's upgrade cost
The Last of Us Part II getting a proper welcome on PS5 is a big deal, but with most of these things, it'll cost you. Unlike the Final Fantasy VII remake upgrading to the PS5 for free (albeit without additional content), those who own The Last of Us Part II on PS4 will have to pay $10/£10 to play the remastered version.
Although this seems like a relatively small price to pay, it's rattled an already tetchy fan base. Over on Twitter, disgruntled gamers bemoaned having to pay again, making their feelings clear. Alongside grumbles that Part II doesn't need a remaster, the fact you're having to pay has left some angrier than Abby Anderson.
One critic pointed to Cyberpunk 2077's recent new-gen upgrade and complained, "CDPR did it better and for free can't wait to see them pricing it at 60 dollars on PC while being broken." Another added, "This game was 10$ discount on digital store Now with the excuse of 'new content' actually two cut scenes this will be 70$."
Others widened their critiques to Sony, highlighting a recent run of remakes and remasters. Someone concluded, "Cmon Sony where’s your new stuff. Apart from wolverine where’s your 1st party line up?? Stop with the poxy remakes and remasters." This is before Sony has even announced the full retail price without the PS4 upgrade path.
The Last of Us Part II Remastered adds a tonne of new content
Despite cries of, "Wanted Bloodborne not this," The Last of Us Part II Remastered is giving you some bang for your buck. Included this time around, we're told there will be a new roguelike mode called No Return. Some think this is worth the $10 alone.
Coming on January 19, 2024, The Last of Us Part II Remastered also includes lost levels with developer commentary, DualSense integration, the ability to play as different characters in certain locations, and "graphical enhancements." For the musical among you, there's also guitar free play.
While it feels like you get quite a lot for $10 to upgrade The Last of Us Part II, that still won't stop the haters. It's no secret that Part II was a divisive game, and with accusations it went "woke," adding enhancements and more guitar won't sway the legion of angry fanboys who want to take a golf club to the sequel.