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The Last of Us Part 2 PS5 Port Could Be Coming Soon

Published 11/17/2023, 3:41 AM EST

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The Last of Us game that kicked off the franchise was a massive hit, and so was the HBO series that aired earlier this year. It was so successful that it increased the popularity of this franchise tenfold. They already have a second season in the works. With the finale of the first season, Sony launched The Last of Us Part 1 for PC. Fans have also been expecting them to bring Part 2 to PlayStation 5 before or around the time the second season airs.

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It looks like Sony has finally listened to its fans. There are chances that the PlayStation 5 port of The Last of Us Part 2 might just be in the works. And what’s more exciting is that it could be released soon.

Leak Suggests the Last of Us Part 2 is not very far from launch.


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While PlayStation 5 already has its own version of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part 2, it hardly offers much other than an improved frame rate. The PS4 version of the game can be played on the PS5 thanks to backward compatibility, but that doesn’t offer anything apart from the benefits of gaming on a PS5. After seeing what the remake of the first game titled The Last of Us Part 1 had to offer, fans wanted a similar treatment for Part 2 too.

After months of rumors, it appears that it is finally happening. A recent cryptic tweet from a very prominent leaker has suggested that fans might be getting closer to a PlayStation 5 version of The Last of Us Part 2. There is no official confirmation as of yet, but there has been a continuous stream of these leaks for a while now.


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Now that these rumors have started dropping in yet again, one cannot help but wonder if this game will be revealed by Sony during the upcoming Game Awards 2023 show. It makes sense too, given the fact that Sony had previously revealed a bunch of remakes and remasters during this show. What’s also interesting is that the second season of the HBO series will be starting production too.

If Sony releases this game next year, it will surely increase the hype for season 2 as well. The season 2 production was delayed due to the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes. However, now that the strike is over, the filming will reportedly start in January 2024.

What do we know about The Last of Us season 2?

It is already known that The Last of Us Season 2 will be based on The Last of Us Part 2 itself. This means it will likely feature a bunch of new characters and would follow a much darker story than its predecessor. The second season has already become a topic of discussion amongst the game and series’ pre-existing fanbase. There are a couple of reasons for that.

First is its cast. With season 2 being based on the second game, the show will introduce Abby, Dina, and surely Jesse, Owen, Manny, Lev and more. The cast hasn’t been revealed though. However, there are fan speculations about makers already having found the actor who will play Abby. Although, there is no confirmation regarding it as of yet.


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Second is whether the showrunners will stick to the source through and through, or make any changes. Surely it will be the latter. We already saw some changes in season 1 with Sam, who was mute in the show (but not in the game), as well as Bill and Frank’s story.

Craig Mazin, executive producer, even touched upon the example of Joel getting trapped in Bill’s trap. He told Collider, “the example Neil [Druckmann] always uses is when Joel gets caught in Bill’s trap and is upside down in the game, which is exciting because you’re upside down, you’re shooting, and you’re trying to protect Ellie while she’s trying to get you down, but if we were to actually film that and show it, we’re not looking through Joel’s eyes, so even if we did go upside down and look goofy, it’s just different.”


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With the shooting set to start in January 2024 in Vancouver, Canada, the expected release time frame is early 2025. Let’s see what Sony and HBO’s strategies are regarding these two upcoming projects.

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Written by:

Rohit Sejwal


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Rohit Sejwal is a senior eSports writer at EssentiallySports. Rohit has an MSc. in Journalism and was a part of OMLogic and other organizations working in a diverse range of content creation fields, including editing, content writing, and scriptwriting.
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