There are no shortage of titles left on the PS4 that people are excited about. From Death Stranding, to Borderlands 3, to Ghosts of Tsushima, there’s plenty of life left here.
However, few come close to the gravity of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part II. News broke on September 9th, 2019 that Sony will be holding a media event on the 24th dedicated to this very title. Could this also be an opportunity to tease the PS5? Let’s discuss!
Could We See PS5 at The Last of Us Part II Media Event?
The next generation is more of a badly kept secret than a mystery at this point. It has been odd to see Microsoft get the jump on Sony with their E3 2019 Project Scarlett reveal.
Even more interesting is Sony’s willingness to share details via Mark Cerny in the Wired magazine interview, and subsequently even more details from a reveal of their proprietary SSD technology.
Still, we haven’t seen anything about the actual system, or what the graphics could look like. Microsoft has the edge here with an impressive Halo Infinite reveal running on the new technology.
Back in the present, renowned journalist and creator of The Game Awards, Geoff Keighly, revealed via Twitter that Sony is hosting a media event for The Last of Us Part II on September 24th, 2019:
And…here….we…..go! See you later this month @Naughty_Dog @Neil_Druckmann pic.twitter.com/LL6RZVbJc1
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) September 9, 2019
While this game is indeed one of the PS4’s swan songs this generation, there’s no doubt in my mind that the title will make an appearance on the PS5 as well.
This press event could be a great opportunity to show new gameplay, talk about a PS4 release date, and maybe, just maybe, tease some footage of the title running on PS5’s hardware.
I don’t expect a full-blown PS5 reveal until early 2020, but I do think it’s about time Sony stopped playing coy with their next-gen news. Microsoft has been in the limelight long enough, it’s time to secure the throne for the next generation.
Of course, that’s just my speculation. What do you think? Could Sony show off some PS5 Last of Us Part II gameplay, or will they just stick to the basics?
Let us know what you think in the comments!
Article by – Bradley Ramsey
Insert date – 9/10/19