The Last of Us: PS3 trailer highlights best in-game graphics ever?

By Alan Ng - Dec 12, 2011

If you missed the 2011 Video Game Awards over the weekend, you definitely missed something special, as Sony finally unveiled their new PS3 exclusive The Last of Us to the world, and boy was it worth waiting for. Much to everyone’s surprise, it has been confirmed that Naughty Dog will be developing the title and a teaser trailer released has shown off the jaw-dropping graphics for the very first time.

The game appears to be a mix of horror survival and Uncharted-esque action adventure and for those of you thinking Naughty Dog wouldn’t be able to top the graphics shown in the recent Uncharted 3, consider that a non-issue as The Last of Us is arguably the best looking game on the PlayStation 3 to date.

Even more impressive and mouth-watering for fans is that the whole of the teaser trailer that Naughty Dog and Sony unleashed at the VGAs was apparently based completely on in-game PlayStation 3 visuals, with no use of pre-rendering on PC whatsoever. Heavy Rain featured some pretty stunning graphics on the PlayStation 3, but The Last of Us shows what still can be done on the current generation of home consoles.

Don’t forget that Naughty Dog has just taken home a ‘Best Graphics’VGA award for Uncharted 3, so does this mean that a 2012 VGA for The Last of Us is already in the bag? We would like to see a title that competes with what we have just seen on a graphics point of view anyway.

Unfortunately, there is no indication of when the game will be coming out. Let’s hope that it is a Q4 2012 release, but we wouldn’t mind if Naughty Dog announce this as a 2013 release. Check out the teaser trailer below for yourself and let us know what you think of it.

Have you seen better graphics than this before? We can’t wait to see more footage, consider us pumped for this one.

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