Which consoles can play The Last Of Us 2? New story trailer revealed as pre-orders open for The Last Of Us Part 2 on PS4

The Last Of Us Part 2 is nearly here, and you’ll need a PS4 if you want to play it on launch day. Here’s all the info.

by Rob Leane

Get ready for zombie-adjacent drama with Ellie and Joel, because the hype for Naughty Dog’s The Last Of Us Part 2 is starting to reach a fever pitch.

But if you’re wondering where you’ll be able to play the game, you’ve come to the right place.

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The Last Of Us is a PlayStation-exclusive franchise, so please don’t hold your breath for an Xbox release or a Nintendo Switch port!

Read on to discover all the essential info about The Last Of Us Part 2, including the details about where you’ll be able to play it…

The Last Of Us 2 release date

The Last Of Us Part 2 is due to launch on 19th June 2020, so mark that date in your diary now! There have been a few delays to this game over the years, but this will be the actual day that it launches (we hope!).

Is The Last Of Us 2 on PS4 or PS5?

This initial launch, on 19th June, will see The Last Of Us Part 2 releasing into the market as a PS4 exclusive. You won’t be able to play it on any other consoles this June.

In an interview with CNET, PlayStation’s CEO, Jim Ryan, confirmed suspicions that The Last of Us Part 2 will be playable on the PS5, stating that Joel and Ellie’s latest story will “run on the PS5 without issue”.

This comes after Sony announced that from July 13th onwards, any game in development for the PlayStation 4 for must be “forward compatible” with the next-gen console.

Ryan did not elaborate any further, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see an enhanced version of the game dropping on Sony’s next-gen hardware at some point down the road.


The Last Of Us 2 trailer

Fresh from YouTube, here’s the brand new trailer for The Last Of Us Part 2.

Sony also released a full 23-minute breakdown of The Last of Us Part 2’s gameplay in their latest State of Play, which can be seen below.

Is The Last Of Us 2 on Xbox One or Xbox Series X?

Nope, the game is not launching on any of Microsoft’s Xbox consoles, and it probably never will. That’s because Naughty Dog, the developer that makes the game, is owned by Sony.

With Sony launching the PS5 soon, Naughty Dog wouldn’t want to do any favours to Microsoft’s Xbox One or Xbox Series X consoles. Don’t expect to see The Last Of Us 2 on either Xbox!

Is The Last Of Us 2 on PC?

The Last Of Us Part 2 will NOT launch on PC alongside its PS4 launch on the 19th June. To be honest, we would be surprised if it ever came to PC.

Saying that, Sony has been known to occasionally spread its exclusive titles onto computer-based platforms, but it would be a long time after launch if that ever happened.

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You’ll need one of these bad boys.

Is The Last Of Us 2 on Nintendo Switch?

No. As cool as it would be to battle zombies with Joel and Ellie on the Nintendo Switch, Sony has not announced any plans to bring The Last Of Us Part 2 to Switch. We would be surprised if they ever did.


Basically, you need a PS4 if you want to play The Last Of Us Part 2 when it launches on June 19th.

The Last Of Us 2 pre-orders

Pre-orders for The Last Of Us 2 have the begun, and we’ve already spotted a snazzy-looking steelbook version available on Amazon. Click that link if you want to check it out, or go your own way and order it somewhere else if you would prefer!

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Rob Leane