The Last of Us Part II Looks Better than Before

I saw this tweet (thanks Logan) that compared a scene from yesterday’s State of Play to the same scene in the 2017 Paris Games Week trailer. The Last of Us Part II has gotten quite the visual upgrade and polish over the last three years.

The news cycle is used to discussing video game visual downgrades, often blown out of proportion by a vocal, seemingly-entitled, minority of whiners. I figured it’d be nice to share the improvements this time around.

I recaptured the screenshots from direct downloaded footage, instead of through Twitter’s compression. I even made a GIF that alternates between the two screenshots. Turns out that three years of development can help make a game look better.