The Last of Us Part 2 and Death Stranding Still Coming to PS4 Despite Impending PS5 Transition, Sony Confirms

The Last of Us Part 2 and Death Stranding Still Coming to PS4 Despite Impending PS5 Transition, Sony Confirms

Despite next-gen rumors swirling, Sony is still bringing big games to the PS4.

While reports about the next PlayStation are circling overhead, those still hoping to hold on to their PS4 a little longer shouldn't be too concerned. In slides released today from Sony's IR Day 2019 presentation, the company reiterated its support for the system through the coming year of releases.

One slide in particular highlights the "critical role" of the PS4, saying it will "remain the engine of engagement and profitability for the next three years" and "will provide the fertile early adopter gamer base critical for Next Gen success." In noting the roster of exclusive games still coming to the system, three in particular are singled out: The Last of Us Part 2, Death Stranding, and Ghost of Tsushima.

Even with the PS5 looming, big games are still coming to PS4. | Sony Interactive Entertainment

More news of the next-gen PlayStation came from that presentation today, where a video demonstration showed the new platform crushing a PS4 Pro in loading Marvel's Spider-Man. This visualized some of what Mark Cerny told Wired in a large report about the next console generation.

Despite that, backwards compatibility is said to be enabled, so these games act as swan songs for the PS4 and showcases for the PS5 at the same time. The Last of Us Part 2 has is reportedly closing out development, and has filmed its final scene. Ghost of Tsushima is looking gorgeous. And Death Stranding, meanwhile, definitely seems like a Hideo Kojima game.

Stay up to date with all the developments on the next PlayStation, including all the confirmed features and rumors, on our must-know PlayStation 5 guide.

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