With the release of PlayStation 5, many games from Sony's prior console are seeing renewed life. Games such as God of War and Ghost of Tsushima have seen next-gen patches released for them, upping the performance to include things such as a locked 60 frames per second frame rate and, in some cases, even upscaling textures to add even greater fidelity to some already stellar looking games.
However, one of Sony's latest and most critically acclaimed exclusives has not seen the PS5 bump. Naughty Dog's The Last of Us Part 2, which divided the internet upon its release back in June of this year, has been awaiting a next-gen upgrade, with no word as to if or when the update could be coming. Well, it turn out fans may not have to wait long.
Eagle-eyed fans have discovered that a Best Buy listing for The Last of Us Part 2 now features a "Includes Next-Gen Upgrade" tag similar to the one found on games that have already received the next-gen boost in performance. Sony and Naughty Dog have yet to comment on if the PlayStation 4 game would be receiving a next-gen upgrade, but this tag does point that one could be coming in the near future.
WHAT THIS MEANS
While it very well could be that this "Next Gen Upgrade" tag is a simple mistake on Best Buy's end, fans should not be surprised if, in the near future, a PS5 upgrade for The Last of Us Part 2 (TLOU2) does see the light of day. The remaster of the first game, The Last of Us Remastered for PS4, was one of the games that received a next-gen update alongside the release of the PlayStation 5, so it would be hard to imagine a world where an update for TLOU2 - one of the PlayStation 4's most talked about games - is far behind.
This tag in conjunction with recent teasing of more Last of Us content in the works by The Game Award's Geoff Keighley and the game's composer Gustavo Santaolalla, a TV show now in the works at HBO, and Naughty Dog's promise last year to bring back the popular Last of Us Factions multiplayer could mean a massive info dump on the game is coming, possibly on December 10 at this year's Game Awards celebration.