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Sony confirms The Last of Us: Part 2, Death Stranding, and Ghost of Tsushima are still coming to PS4

Sony has been talking a lot about the PlayStation 5 recently; so much so, in fact, that some fans have started to wonder if the company might hold some of its larger PS4 exclusives for the new console. According to Sony, there's nothing to worry about.

During an investor meeting held this week, Sony assured those present that the PlayStation 4 "will remain the engine of engagement and profitability for the next three years," pointing to an "outstanding roster of exclusive AAA games still to come." And next to that latter statement in the company's presentation materials, Sony showed images of The Last of Us: Part 2Death Stranding, and Ghost of Tsushima, reiterating that these titles would still be coming to the PlayStation 4 when they're ready to go.

Is there a bit of wiggle room here? Absolutely. Much like Nintendo did with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Wii U and Switch, Sony could release one or more of these upcoming games on both of its platforms, thus keeping its promise intact. And should any of the titles launch first on the PlayStation 4, there's really nothing to suggest that they wouldn't also find a home on the next-gen PlayStation, just as The Last of Us did by coming to the PS4 the year after it released on the PS3.

Sony, despite handily winning the present console generation, appears to be taking a different type of approach when it comes to the PlayStation 5 (or whatever it'll be called). The company is intent on using the PlayStation 4 to help people transition to the new hardware, coming out early to announce backward compatibility and stating as it did above that the PlayStation 4 will continue to receive substantial support. And it's hard to argue with that move; the PlayStation 4 sold like gangbusters, and Sony will sell far more copies of games like The Last of Us: Part 2 if they release on the PS4.

So if you're concerned that time is running out on your current-gen console and you'll be forced to buy a PS5 for Sony's already-announced exclusives, you're safe for now. It's more likely than not that you'll see these games hit the PlayStation 5 someday, too. But they're very much coming to the PlayStation 4 before that system says goodbye, and that is welcome news, indeed.