A new Best Buy listing for physical versions of The Last of Us Part 2 has a tag that says “includes next-gen upgrade.” So, it does, in fact, look like one of the biggest PlayStation 4 games of 2020 will come to Sony‘s next-gen console at some point. Also, it’s worth noting that this could be a mistake on the retailer’s part.
As of this writing, developer Naughty Dog hasn’t said anything regarding The Last of Us Part 2 coming to the PlayStation 5, but it would make sense. Of course, it’s possible to play the game on Sony’s next-gen console via backward compatibility.
The Last of Us Part 2 ended up doing big business for Sony, but it was the most polarizing release in recent memory, and during a recent interview with British GQ, the company’s chief operating officer, Jim Ryan, addressed the controversy surrounding Naughty Dog’s latest game.
“I met Neil last year and congratulated him on his art and his storytelling,” said Jim Ryan while speaking with GQ. “Neil’s a big boy, as am I, and I don’t think either of us would allow ourselves to be unduly bothered by that stuff.
“Neil knows he makes great art. He knows that he’s successfully broached topics that have never been addressed in a mature manner in any video game ever before. I think that is an outstanding thing and I’m very proud that the PlayStation is the platform in which that happened. The rest of the toxicity you just take in your stride and just move on.”
While the game was divisive among fans, it was nominated for seemingly every category at this year’s Game Awards, all of which can be seen below.
- Best Action/Adventure Game Best Studio Direction Best Narrative Best Art Direction Best Score/Soundtrack (Gustavo Santaolalla) Best Audio Design Best Performance (Laura Bailey – Abby) Best Performance (Ashley Johnson – Ellie) Game of the Year
For the Game of the Year award, The Last of Us Part 2 will be going up against Ghost of Tsushima, DOOM Eternal, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and Hades.
This year’s Game Awards show will happen on December 10, and it’ll begin at 7 PM Eastern, 4 PM Pacific. As with past shows, this year’s awards show will be streamed across multiple platforms, and it’ll be hosted by Geoff Keighley.