The Last of Us Part 2 gets an exclusive PS5 performance update, bringing really cool gameplay to 60 frames per second. The update is now available for free.
Announced on the PlayStation Blog, the update offers options to select either 30fps or 60fps frame rate from the playback option menu. So the new 1.08 game update gives PS5 players the option to change the frame rate, which is complemented by other improvements such as improved resolutions and faster load times that were already available to PS5 players via backward compatibility.
Digital Foundry, which has tested the patch extensively, stated that “the PS5 is capable of not only doubling the PS4 Pro’s performance, but in many cases exceeding it” after the patch. Even in areas that the PS4 Pro might encounter at 30fps, such as scenes with a lot of water, the PS5 version works at a steady 60fps. In 8 hours of footage captured, Digital Foundry detects that a scene has dropped below 60 fps for unknown reasons, and even has dropped to just 57 fps.
It’s worth clarifying that this isn’t a full fledged next-gen reboot in the same way The Last of Us Remastered. However, Naughty Dog Communications Director Arne Meyer added: “The team has been looking at the PS5 hardware and the capabilities it offers since its launch last year, and we’re excited about what the future holds. This correction is just the first step in working on the PS5. We’ll let you know when we have more.” From news to share!
While co-author Neil Druckmann previously said that there are no DLC plans for TLOU2, the game has received a small content update before, adding Permanent Mode and Grounded difficulty.
If the latest reports are correct, we may at some point look at the PS5 version of the original Last of Us. We also hope to see a standalone Last of Us 2 multiplayer game in the future.