With The Last of Us Remastered delivered to developers at Naughty Dog, they really seem to be having fun snapping away with the Photo Mode, to which they already have access.
Environment Artist Todd Foster is probably the perfect man to share a few more lovely pictures of the game’s locales, directly from the early portion of Naughty Dog’s masterpiece. You can see them above and below.
The first screenshot below actually shows the first level Foster designed, while he shared a bit of information about the design of the one at the top of the post:
Working on this was awesome since morning light meant bright colors,and no shadows meant i could use more polys
Keep in mind that the screenshots were shared via Twitter, which unfortunately compresses pictures quite a bit. They still look lovely, though.
These huge open spaces were a massive pain to optimize last gen. PS4 is all like, “whatever man, lets do it!”
Modeling these halls reminded me of working on Uncharted. Fancy architecture, with ornate patterns, paintings etc.