June 23, 2014
'The Last of Us' Remastered Gets $10 Discount Month Before Launch

There has been plenty of The Last of Us remastered hype surrounding the next generation of the uber-popular The Last of Us. What once was a PS3 exclusive is now going to be available on both the Playstation 3 and the Playstation 4.

It wasn't that long ago that we had no idea when the official release date of this new version of The Last of Us was going to hit store shelves. Turns out Naughty Dog wanted to wait until E3 to let it be known.

Now that we know that The Last of Us remastered is going to be coming out at the end of July, we are also getting a discount on the price. EGM reports that Amazon and other retailers have shown the price drop by $10, from $59.99 to $49.99.

The price drop is actually a pretty nice nod of appreciation to those The Last of Us fans who might be willing to buy the same game they already own with better graphics.

After Naughty Dog and Sony officially announced that the newer version of The Last of Us was getting a price cut, there were obviously some people who were a little bit annoyed.

With just over a month to go until the title hits store shelves, there were plenty of gamers who were busy snapping up pre-orders and making sure Joel and Ellie were going to be getting fired up on the PS4 on launch day.

As GamingBolt points out, those who did pre-order the game laid out nearly $60 for the game and they were originally told that they wouldn't be getting a refund. It seems as if cooler heads have prevailed because it has since come out that there will indeed be refunds for those who went ahead and purchased the game before the price was lowered.

Why exactly The Last of Us got a price drop in the first place is still a bit of a mystery. It could simply be that while some people were buying the pre-order there haven't been anywhere near the number that Sony and Naughty Dog were hoping for when they announced the remastered edition.

That's just conjecture, but video games that have this much of a following tend to not need to allow for people to save money before it ever hits the market. The companies could have also just decided asking $60 it was simply too high a price tag.

The Last of Us remastered will be available for the PS4 on July 29.