After a interval of exclusivity within the US, the PlayStation 5 Firefly Version of The Final of Us Half 1 is coming to the UK.
In case you are thinking about getting your fingers on this version – which comes with the bottom sport, its prequel chapter Left Behind, the American Goals comedian sequence (which itself has new cowl artwork), a SteelBook show case, and quite a lot of early unlocks for the sport – you’ll be able to head over to the PlayStation retailer to pre-order a replica.
Its launch date is at present listed as Thursday twenty sixth January, 2023.
This version does not come low-cost nevertheless, and can set you again £99.99. Developer Naughty Canine has defended its choice to re-release The Final of Us Half 1 for a 3rd time with such a excessive price ticket, stating it is not a “money seize” – one thing many had accused the challenge of being.
Following this remake’s announcement, animator Robert Morrison – who labored on The Final of Us Half 1 and now works at fellow Sony studio, Bend – defended the remake, stating “truly, it is essentially the most meticulously constructed and crafted challenge that I’ve ever seen or been part of in my whole profession”.
I additionally broached this topic with Naughty Canine builders Matthew Gallant and Shaun Escayg once I spoke to them in regards to the remake again in August. That is what they needed to say in regards to the pricing:
“The Final of Us Half 1 is a sport that’s going to face toe to toe with another sport that comes out this yr. It’s a full PS5 sport developed with all our newest and biggest engine expertise. [It has been] developed with the furthest that we’re in a position to push constancy and graphics and framerate and fight and AI – simply each dimension that we may, we wished to push that as far ahead as doable and make this a model of the sport that’s simply seamless with the rest that is popping out on trendy consoles.
“So, from our perspective, it is a PS5 sport. This can be a sport that was remade and [that] speaks to the value.”
In the meantime, if The Final of Us is your factor, then January is shaping as much as be fairly a superb month. Together with this Firefly version of the primary sport, subsequent month may even see the debut of HBO’s TV adaptation of Naughty Canine’s sequence.
Starring Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie, this adaptation kicks off fifteenth January within the US, which makes for a sixteenth January launch right here within the UK on Sky Atlantic.
You’ll be able to learn extra about my ideas on the trailers for the present to this point right here and right here.