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Will The Last of Us Part 2 be on PS5?

Ellie in The Last of Us Part II
Ellie in The Last of Us Part II (Image credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best answer: We don't know right now whether or not The Last of Us Part II will have it's own release on PlayStation 5, but the game will be playable on the upcoming console. PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan recently said that the game will "run on PS5 without issue."

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Will The Last of Us Part 2 be on PS5?

Dealing with new games launching on hardware at the end of its lifecycle can always be tricky. When it comes to The Last of Us Part II — one of the most highly-anticipated games in recent memory — things get even trickier. However, it looks like Sony is aware of this issue, and has already confirmed that when the PlayStation 5 launches, The Last of Us Part II will be available to play.

Speaking to CNET in an interview late last month, PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan confirmed that PS4 version of The Last of Us Part II would run on PS5 when the console launches this holiday, going so far as to say the game would run "without issue." This is due in part to Sony's insistence on PS5 cross-gen support, with many PlayStation 4 games to be playable on both consoles.

When will The Last of Us Part 2 release on PlayStation 5?

From the sounds of it, The Last of Us Part II will be available on PlayStation 5 as soon as the console launches and as long as you own or have access to the original game. It's currently unknown whether or not Sony has any plans to re-release the game on its newest console, as it did with the original The Last of Us, which launched on PlayStation 3 in June 2013 and then again on PlayStation 4 a year later.

Due to the large boost in power the PS5 boasts over the PS4, it wouldn't be shocking to see another, more enhanced version of The Last of Us Part II release on PlayStation 5, but that likely won't happen for a year at the minimum. Thankfully, fans who don't own a PlayStation 4 but are looking forward to picking up a PlayStation 5 won't have to worry about missing out on one of the hottest games of the generation.

Anthony Nash has been writing about games and the gaming industry for nearly a decade. When he’s not writing about games, he’s usually playing them. You can find him on Twitter talking about games or sports at @_anthonynash.