The Last of Us series has finally landed on HBO. But for those that can’t wait until next week’s episode, diving back into the game may be of interest.
Subscribers to the PlayStation Plus Premium tier will have access to a new limited trial that has been added. The original game was released in 2013 for the PS3 and a remastered edition for the PS4 the following year. Naughty Dog then went another step further, releasing a remake of the game for PS5 in September 2022. This updated version of the game is the one players will have access to.
PlayStation Plus Premium members will have two-hour access to the hit video game. This version boasts improved graphics, with keen attention to detail. So yes, those intense scenes hit even harder now.
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While two hours is no way near enough time to make a significant amount of progress in the game, it is plenty of time to demonstrate what the game is all about. The trial acts as a great way to show the improvements on offer. For those who are yet to play, this is the ultimate way to experience the game.
Naughty Dog made a smart move by releasing a remake that can coincide with the launch of the show. We have seen other cross-media material such as Cyberpunk Edgerunners and Netflix’s The Witcher show both boost sales for their video game counterparts.
Fans have eagerly awaited the launch of the HBO show. Many have wondered if it would fall short, as so many video game adaptations have done in the past. However, it would seem that the curse may finally be broken with The Last of Us. The show debuted with a massive 9.6 user score on IMDB. It also saw a 96% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes for episode one. With the Rotten Tomatoes critic’s score sitting at a huge 99%.
Big success for HBO
While the year is only just getting started it seems that the HBO show could be a huge contender for awards this year. Video games have long been adapted to TV and movies, however, they often not only disappoint long-time fans but also fail to pull in a new audience. The Last of Us is looking like it could hit that perfect spot of remaining faithful enough to the source material for gaming fans, and being a genuinely captivating show for non-gamers.
If you’re a long-time Last of Us fan or are new to it through the show and can’t wait for your next fix. The trial is ready and waiting.