Well, this has been a long time coming. The Last of Us Part 2, which released on PS4 last year, has finally gotten a patch to unlock its full potential on the PS5.
The news comes from the official PlayStation blog, which states that the new patch will let the game target 60 FPS when played on PS5.
Once patch 1.08 for The Last of Us Part II is installed on your PS5, you will find a toggle in the Display options that allows you to choose between a Framerate Target of 30 FPS or 60 FPS. This allows you to choose your preferred framerate to complement the rest of the enhancements that are part of the PS5 backward compatibility with PS4 games, such as an enhanced resolution, faster load times, and more.
The blog post, by developer Naughty Dog, also states that the patch is “just the first step of working on the PS5.” Of course, Naughty Dog didn’t comment on whether this is a tease for the PS5 remake of 2013’s The Last of Us, which we learned about fairly recently. It’s possible that we might learn about the remake during Sony’s conference around E3.
Digital Foundry has already tested the new patch for PS5 and noted that the game’s resolution in the 60 FPS mode remains the same as PS4 – 1440p. This might sound disappointing for 4K TV owners, but it’s possible that a future update will increase the resolution target of the game too.
The Last of Us Part 2 is out now on PS4 and PS5 with backwards compatibility enhancements.