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Extra Final of Us could also be on the way in which, a minimum of within the type of a “next-gen” PlayStation 5 improve for The Final of Us Half II. Composer Gustavo Santaolalla steered throughout a current interview that “new editions” of the sport are within the works that might develop on his character’s cameo look.
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Santaolalla’s character performs solely a quick function within the PS4 model of the sport, strumming on a banjo in Jackson Metropolis. He mentioned in an interview with Blender that the brand new model of the character shall be extra interactive, probably letting gamers choose which music from the sport’s soundtrack he performs, in accordance with the Spanish gaming web site Vandal (by way of VGC). He rapidly added, nevertheless, that he can’t reveal anymore but.
Kotaku reached out to Naughty Canine for remark.
The musician most likely wasn’t even presupposed to reveal that a lot, as there’s been no official tease but for a brand new model of The Final of Us Half II. It wouldn’t be a shock that Naughty Canine is engaged on one although. Sony has been growing PS5 variations of current PS4 hits like Demise Stranding and Ghost of Tsushima, in addition to porting some to PC like God of Struggle and Spider-Man: Miles Morales. It could make sense that Half II could be subsequent in line, particularly contemplating the current success of the HBO adaptation.
Along with bringing extra content material, bettering visuals and efficiency, and introducing new accessibility choices, “next-gen” upgrades are additionally an effective way for corporations to “double-dip” on gross sales, as outlined in a 2021 report by Bloomberg. Popping out on the story finish of the PS4 console era, a PS5 port of Half II could be a great way to get it in entrance of latest PlayStation house owners who haven’t already performed the sport utilizing backwards compatibility. It’s additionally a strategy to begin charging $70 for it.
It’s additionally probably the most “new” Final of Us content material followers are prone to see within the rapid future. Naughty Canine has been coy about any plans for a Final of Us Half III sequel, and the deliberate multiplayer spin-off, Final of Us Factions, reportedly hit manufacturing snags earlier this 12 months. Season two of HBO’s adaptation can be in limbo in the mean time as Hollywood writers and actors go on strike.