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Will The Last Of Us Part 2 Get A PS5 Upgrade?


According to a new product listing for The Last Of Us Part 2, an upgrade for the PS5 could be in the works.

A new store listing at Best Buy has suggested that players could be getting a next-gen upgrade for The Last Of Us Part 2 sooner rather than later.

On the listing itself, the PlayStation 4 title says “includes next-gen upgrade” above the box art.

Could this be a typo or a legitimate confirmation? Naughty Dog have not announced yet whether a PS5 version of the game will indeed be available in the near future.

You will however be able to play The Last Of Us Part 2 via backwards compatibility. The game as it is makes use of the DualSense’s adaptive triggers and haptic feedback, as well as the usual slate of next-gen enhancements. This includes faster load times, smoother frame rates, and crisper visuals.

This listing may just be an error, but given that other PlayStation exclusives have received patches to enhance performance throughout the games it is likely that this listing has an air of truth to it.

This is the only mention of an Upgrade that has been listed so far, as The Last of Us Part 2’s PS5 store listing has not even received any mention of an upgrade. The official Sony description for the game on PS5 actually says that “while this game is playable on the PS5, some features available on PS4 may be absent”.

Caution is advised and to take this listing with a pinch of salt, but if it proves to be accurate there will be many a happy player of the game. The Last Of Us Part 2 has been the most popular release of 2020 to date and there are many waiting for any news of upgrades or added content.

The Last of Us Part II leads The Game Awards list with 10 nominations, with Sucker Punch Productions’ Ghost of Tsushima and Supergiant Games’ Hades following close behind. The game is also currently on sale for $30 at retailers like Amazon and Best Buy for Black Friday.

The game is so popular that there is also news of a series based on The Last Of Us by HBO that is due to go into production soon. The series will reportedly be headed by Chernobyl’s Craig Mazin and executive produced and written by Neil Druckmann.