One of the most anticipated games coming out this year is no doubt Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part II, and the game had already seen a big delay before COVID-19 made the release date indefinite. The good news, we now have a solid release window for the sequel.
According to the Playstation Blog, The Last of Us Part II is now looking at a release date on June 19—that’s 21 days after the last release date we got which was May 29. This should come as good news for a lot of fans, seeing as everyone was expecting the game to release sometime later in the year.
While we have a short delay, the game has not come without a couple of snags. Some details about the plot have already leaked into the internet, and this has prompted Naughty Dog to release a statement urging fans not to spoil the game for others.
A message from the studio: pic.twitter.com/f0TzIZXUIB
— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) April 27, 2020
Seeing as the narrative is one of the main hooks of The Last of Us, I would imagine that they would want to treat the story for the sequel with as much security as possible. I guess it’s just a bummer that there are some people out there who actually enjoy spoiling things online. What’s more, some people who have already read the leaks are coming out complaining about how the characters have been ‘ruined’ because of an ‘agenda.’
If anything, I always take people who complain about an ‘agenda’ as horribly biased, so maybe the story won’t be as bad as they’re making it out to be.
It’s still a long way to June 19, but hopefully fans will be able to navigate spoilers carefully in the next few weeks.