What are the changes between the PS3 and PS4 system versions?

Notable New Features

  • Native 1080p Resolution.
  • Frame rate targets 60 frames per second.
  • Higher Resolution Character Models (4x texture maps).
  • Improved Shadows and Lighting (2x shadow maps).
  • No Texture Streaming off of disc.
  • Longer Draw Distances.
  • Improved Level of Detail system.
  • PS4 System specific features:
    • Control scheme - L2 and R2 triggers for aim and fire (option to revert to PS3 scheme if desired).
    • Touch Pad - press to open and close Joel's backpack for crafting, player upgrades, collectibles.
    • Light Bar - color changes to reflect player health during combat after taking damage.
    • Controller Speaker - Plays Flashlight sound effects and tape recorder audio.
    • Photo Mode - take unique in-game photos of the single player campaign that can be shared or saved.
  • Audio Menu and Settings Enhancements:
    • All audio assets updated to the highest bit rate ATRAC9 codec.
    • Enhanced environmental audio including updated reverb algorithms.
    • Added new Audio Output options for specific device types including more customization for dynamic range and speaker angles.
    • Native support for Sony surround headphones with specific preset for Elite and Gold models.
  • Abandoned Territories Map Pack included on disc, no additional download required.
  • Reclaimed Territories Map Pack included on disc, no additional download required.
  • The Last of Us™: Left Behind included on disc, no additional download required.
  • Grounded difficulty mode included on disc, no additional download required.
  • Grounded: The Making of The Last of Us documentary available to watch in Bonuses > Gallery > Cinematics viewer.
  • Director's commentary for in-game cinematics from the main narrative featuring Creative Director/Writer - Neil Druckmann, Voice Actor - Troy Baker (Joel), and BAFTA Award winning Voice Actress - Ashley Johnson (Ellie).

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