The Final of Us Half II is likely to 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 to ‘make [him/ Santaolalla’s character] play sure songs.’ It’s potential that this may very well be delivered within the type of mini-games, as seen within the authentic model, the place you possibly can have the lead character Ellie play a myriad of songs by biking by way of a bunch of notes.
For the uninitiated, Santaolalla’s character briefly appeared in The Final of Us Half II’s authentic 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 sport and the latest tv adaptation from HBO, which explains his cameo within the sport. It is value noting that developer Naughty Canine is but to make any announcement relating to plans for the purported PS5 model talked about within the report. Whereas the wildly polarising sequel acquired a PS5 efficiency patch in 2021 that focused 60fps framerate output, it might seem that the studio is trying to additional improve the expertise.
Studies from final yr prompt 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 players. 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 may very well be repeated, with Sony PlayStation prioritising its personal console earlier than increasing onto a unique platform.
It is not shocking 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 concept.
The brand new variations usually encompass improved visible fashions and efficiency, alongside new accessibility options, serving as means for a developer to ‘double dip’ on a sport’s gross sales. Neil Druckmann, who will quickly solely lead Naughty Canine, hasn’t revealed what his subsequent single-player narrative will likely be and hasn’t commented on The Final of Us Half III.
The studio not too long ago scaled down growth on The Final of Us multiplayer sport as effectively, after Future maker Bungie raised considerations in regards to the undertaking’s skill to maintain gamers engaged for lengthy durations. Final month, the Microsoft v US FTC trial additionally revealed the finances 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.