How Naughty Dog has enhanced Uncharted 4 and The Last Of Us Remastered for PS4 Pro

The studio's critically acclaimed adventures boast even greater detail thanks to free PS4 Pro updates

At Naughty Dog, we strive to make you, the player, feel as though you inhabit the stories, characters, and worlds we create. If we’re doing our job right, every aspect should feel believable and grounded in our fiction and we should elicit the same response in you as the characters are experiencing in the game.

The key to it all is in details. Whether it’s animation, lighting, performance capture, dialog, or environment design, we spend a lot of time on even the smallest details that, when they all work together, help establish that emotional connection and sense of immersion.

Uncharted 4 & The Last of Us Remastered

When we first learned about PS4 Pro, we were excited to see how we could drive new levels of fidelity and immersion in our games. We’re taking our first step by introducing day-one PS4 Pro support for Uncharted 4, The Last of Us Remastered, and The Last of Us: Left Behind. Whether you own a 4K HDR display, normal 4K display, or even just a 1080p display, you’ll be able to reap the benefits of PS4 Pro with our new game updates. Though, once you’ve seen them in 4K HDR, it might be hard to go back to anything else.

Unprecedented detail

It’s easy to think of resolution as simply a measure of clarity, but for games, it’s about more than just a sharp, clean image — it’s about a greater sense of depth and scale. PS4 Pro has allowed us to meaningfully increase the resolution so that you’ll not only appreciate more detail in the textures, but smoother, sharper edges that better distinguish characters, effects, and the environment.

Uncharted 4 & The Last of Us Remastered

Terrain, buildings, and plant life that might otherwise blend together really stand out, creating life-like distance. It’s especially evident in the wide, sweeping landscapes of Uncharted 4, as well as the overgrown cities and towns of The Last of Us Remastered. Perhaps equally important, the higher resolution allows us to maintain that fidelity in motion, eliminating the shimmering that you might see on the standard PS4.

For those with a 4K display, Uncharted 4’s story can be played on PS4 Pro at 1440p resolution, up from 1080p on PS4. Multiplayer’s fluid, high-framerate gameplay remains the same, but the resolution has also been increased to a full 1080p on PS4 Pro, up from 900p on PS4. The Last of Us Remastered, on the other hand, allows you to choose whether you want to play in the game’s original target framerate of 30 frames per second at 2160p or at a high targeted 60 frames per second at 1800p.

However, those using PS4 Pro with a standard high-definition (1080p) display will also benefit. Both Uncharted 4 and The Last of Us Remastered will render at the highest resolution and downscale the super-sampled image to 1080p, resulting in noticeably crisp and smooth graphics.

New worlds of colour

Combining enhanced resolution with an HDR-capable display will only make the benefits of PS4 Pro more apparent when playing Uncharted 4 and The Last of Us Remastered. HDR drastically expands the range of colour and brightness in both games, particularly on the lightest and darkest ends of the spectrum.

Uncharted 4 & The Last of Us Remastered

Uncharted 4 and The Last of Us Remastered use colour in distinctive ways and each highlight the numerous benefits of HDR. Whereas Uncharted 4’s exotic locales leverage a brighter, more painterly composition to highlight HDR’s full breadth of colours, nature’s reclamation of towns and cities in The Last of Us Remastered necessitates a more organic and gritty approach that complements HDR’s deeper, richer black tones. Best of all, HDR support is available on the standard PS4, as well as PS4 Pro.

4K photo mode and 1080p gameplay clips

The Uncharted 4 and The Last of Us Remastered communities have already been able to produce some awe-inspiring images with our built-in Photo Mode tools on PS4. Now, with the PS4 Pro, we expect to see even more stellar creations as players will be able to capture 4K screenshots using the system’s Share functionality. You can also use the Share button on PS4 Pro to stream at up to 1080p at 60 frames per second, or capture in-game highlights at 1080p at 30 frames per second. We hope you’ll share your Photo Mode shots and best gameplay moments with us using our submission tool on!

Uncharted 4 & The Last of Us Remastered

We are really proud of the experiences we’ve been able to create for PS4 and now bring to PS4 Pro. We believe that the addition of HDR and 4K technology not only adds a new level of depth, detail, and life to our games, but opens new doors for the future.

We hope you enjoy Uncharted 4 and The Last of Us Remastered on PS4 Pro!

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Cannot wait! Just platinumed too!


Is the nathan drake collection going to be enhanced for the pro?
I would love to replay one of my all time favorites(Uncharted 2) at 4k.

Agreed that would be great.


Why is there a upcoming Uncharted 1,2and3 remakes on the store? just for people who want to buy one (unlikely imo, given sales etc) or to save space (possible but since when have they been That considerate) … or are they going to have upscaled ‘stuff’, thats good and bad, if so.. anyone know for sure?

I guess they divided collection, just so they can give one part in PS+ and then sell other two. They already made this for several times in PS3 era


I have to admit, with my hardcore PC and the PS4 Pro I’m really starting to get interested in 4K.

If you really do get one, make sure it has HDR, that’s more impressive than the 4k alone.

Couldn’t care less about this technobabble malarkey.

What about the co-op mode promised 12 months ago?

Kinky_Friedman 11 November, 2016 @ 08:32

Hmm, I should probably delay trying to plat TLOU until I get a Pro then (and a 4K HDR TV).

xXNoCtis_LeGenDx 11 November, 2016 @ 11:49

I got the Tv :D waiting for a X-Mas offer to buy the Pro :D

Would still love a 60fps mode for the campaign

I’m happy, I’ll finally get my mitts on Uncharted 4 today. I held off playing it, no easy task, because I wanted my first play through to be on PS4 Pro. And after yesterday’s messed up delivery it’s on its way now, can not wait to get started on this finally.

Really you shouldn’t have bothered because you won’t notice the difference.
Also you may feel some frame rate drops.
I found both these games to feel more sluggish than I remembered on my pro.

Wait, Scott Lowe is the Communications Manager at Naughty Dog? I remember watching his videos on IGN! Haha that’s amazing. Good for him! :D

Velpandiajay01 13 November, 2016 @ 05:06

Sounds like a huge break through

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