The Last of Us Part 2 Goes on Sale and Includes “Next-Gen Upgrade”

Curiosity surfaces as the discounted masterpiece hint PS5 upgrade

Recently, a game that has had everyone on the edge of their seats has just gone on sale – The Last of Us Part 2. Best Buy has catered to make a $30 discount available for us gamers, and what’s even more interesting is that there’s a gimmick involved.

Above the cover of the game, you can’t help but notice the highlight, “Includes next-gen upgrade.” While Sony has seen that popular PS4 titles like God of War and Ghost of Tsushima already receive a next-gen patch for better textures and a locked 60 fps frame rate, The Last Of Us Part 2 has yet to embrace an upscaling for the PS5.

The Last of Us Part II on the Best Buy Sale
The Last of Us Part II on the Best Buy Sale

The “Includes next-gen upgrade” tag is akin to games on Best Buy that have already received a boost for the PS5. The devs, Sony and Naughty Dog, have not commented on the notion yet, but this “incident” paves the way to a possible future that The Last Of Us Part 2 will soon get an overhaul for the PS5.

However, the fact that The Last of Us Remastered became next-gen ready as soon as the PS5 came out, TLOU2 doesn’t seem that far behind, now that we have a visual implication of a sort. For now, this happening can be deemed as a misunderstanding by Best Buy, as many people are saying, and the tag might get removed sooner or later.

In other news, there’s a lot going about The Last of Us lately as well. Geoff Keighley – a highly renowned video game journalist, recently replied to a tweet by requoting Gustavo Santaolalla, “just the beginning”. This tease has sparked up a lot for us to ponder, where the hint could indicate either a revamped TLOU2 for the PS5, the game’s upcoming multiplayer mode, or a new DLC simply.

We’ll indeed find out more on the 10th of December as the Game Awards ceremony takes place. Until then, let us know what you think of this in the comments below.


Matt Hunter


With 4 years of experience as a tech writer on a multitude of websites, Matt Hunter currently reports to Exputer with news-based articles.
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