The Last of Us Part II may receive a next-gen upgrade.
In a listing for The Last of Us Part II on Best Buy's website (via GameSpot), it stated that the game would come with a next-gen upgrade, though the listing has since been changed to "enhanced for next-gen console." It is unclear if the original listing was legit, or a mistake on Best Buy's part. As of writing, developer Naughty Dog has not mentioned a PlayStation 5 version of The Last of us Part II. Such an upgrade would not be surprising. Other PlayStation titles, such as Ghost of Tsushima and God of War, have received upgrades.
While The Last of Us Part II may not have received a full upgrade yet, the game still benefits from being played on a PlayStation 5 through backwards compatibility. The game makes use of the DualSense's adaptive triggers and haptic feedback, which can be felt when using Ellie's bow. The game also receives a few enhancements when played on the new system, which includes quicker load times, smoother frame rates, and better visuals over all.
Last week it was announced that HBO is moving forward with the TV adaptation of The Last of Us. According to the announcement, it was revealed that Craig Mazin, Neil Druckmann and Carolyn Strauss will serve as executive producers alongside Naughty Dog's Evan Wells and PlayStation Productions' Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan. The show will be penned by Mazin and Druckmann, and will be in co-production with Sony Pictures Television. It was also revealed that PlayStation Productions, Word Games, and Naughty Dog will produce the series. It is not known how the show will adapt the game's plot, what kind of changes can be expected. There is also word that bits of the second game may be featured as well.
The Last of Us Part II is available now for the PlayStation 4.