Right before the PlayStation 5 broke on the scene, the PS4 had a bunch of amazing releases. One on of those was Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us: Part II, which now has been upgraded for the new generation. A performance patch for the game now gives players the option to run it at 60fps on the PlayStation 5.
Once the game is updated to version 1.08, you can choose between 30fps or 60fps from the Display options. The studio teased that this is just the beginning of them exploring the new hardware.
“This allows you to choose your preferred frame rate to complement the rest of the enhancements that are part of the PS5 backward compatibility with PS4 games, such as an enhanced resolution, faster load times, and more,” Naughty Dog’s Arne Meyer stated in a post on the PlayStation Blog.
Meyer added that Naughty Dog has spent time “digging into the PS5 hardware” and that the team is “excited about what the future holds.” Meyer also teased that fans can expect Naughty Dog to continue to do more with the PS5 in the future. “This patch is just the first step of working on the PS5,” Meyer said.
Digital Foundry tested The Last of Us: Part II on PS5 with the performance update and has reported hat it’s “practically flawless” at this new frame rate. You can check out Digital Foundry’s full video if you’re interested.
According to a somewhat recent report, Naughty Dog is working on a remake of The Last of Us for PlayStation 5, although this has not been officially confirmed. They are also believed to be working on a standalone The Last of Us multiplayer title.
Neil Druckmann has also stated that he’s outlined The Last of Us: Part III, but it’s too early to say if Naughty Dog is going to commit to this game or make a different one.