The Last of Us Part II Composer Reportedly Suggests Naughty Dog Is Working on an Enhanced PS5 Version

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The Final of Us Half II may be getting a brand new enhanced model for the PS5 quickly. In a latest interview, composer Gustavo Santaolalla alluded that ‘new editions’ of the sport are within the works at Naughty Canine, which might additionally develop on his character’s cameo look. Spanish-language web site Vandal first broke the information, including that within the new model, gamers will be capable of ‘make [him/ Santaolalla’s character] play sure songs. It’s attainable that this could possibly be delivered within the type of mini-games, as seen within the unique model, the place you might have the lead character Ellie play a myriad of songs by biking by a bunch of notes.

For the uninitiated, Santaolalla’s character appeared briefly in The Final of Us Half II’s unique PS4 model, silently strumming away at a banjo within the bustling Jackson Metropolis, whereas rocking on a chair subsequent to his canine. The Argentine musician contributed a number of tracks to the unique 2013 recreation and the latest tv adaptation from HBO, which explains his cameo within the recreation. It is value noting that developer Naughty Canine has but to make any announcement concerning plans for the purported PS5 model talked about within the report. Whereas the wildly polarizing sequel obtained a PS5 efficiency patch in 2021 that focused 60fps framerate output, it might seem that the studio is seeking to additional improve the expertise.

Reviews from final yr recommended that the studio was engaged on a director’s minimize for The Final of Us Half 2, which if true, is how a port is more likely to make its method to PC avid gamers. Naughty Canine beforehand ported The Final of Us Half I (remake) to PC, roughly half a yr after the PS5 launch in August 2022 — a launch sample that could possibly be repeated, with Sony PlayStation prioritizing its personal console earlier than increasing onto a special platform.

It isn’t stunning for the writer to develop PS5 variations of not too long ago launched video games — The Final of Us Half 2 launched in 2020 — with Demise Stranding and Ghost of Tsushima receiving ‘Director’s Cuts.’ Given The Final of Us’ success on HBO, even nabbing 24 nominations on the Emmys, an improved model for the PS5 would not look like a far-fetched thought.

The brand new variations typically include improved visible fashions and efficiency, alongside new accessibility options, serving as means for a developer to ‘double dip’ on a recreation’s gross sales. Neil Druckmann, who will quickly solely lead Naughty Canine, hasn’t revealed what his subsequent single-player narrative can be and hasn’t commented on The Final of Us Half III.

The studio not too long ago scaled down improvement on The Final of Us multiplayer recreation as nicely, after Future maker Bungie raised issues concerning the mission’s capacity to maintain gamers engaged for lengthy durations. Final month, the Microsoft v US FTC trial additionally revealed the price range for The Final of Us Half II — $220 million (about Rs. 1,805 crore) with roughly 200 full-time workers engaged on it.

The Final of Us Half II is out now on the PS4 and PS5.

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