In the past, I’ve made no secret of my love for The Last of Us.
In my opinion, and many others, it’s one of the best games that have ever been released on console and, since its release, no game has quite hit the high standards set by the game.
Many gamers have been patiently waiting for a follow up and, since The Last of Us 2 was announced, we’ve been growing in excitement and hoping to hear more information of just when we can expect to get our hands on the game.
It was originally predicted that some announcement would be made during E3 2019, however, this isn’t the case any more 🙁 instead, an announcement is expected to be made this week :D.
It makes sense as well, when you think that Sony don’t have any conferences planning during E3 this year and by announcing the game prior to E3 they’re able to steal a march on their rivals and they can start generating hype and revealing the games secrets in advance of hosting their State of Play livestream.
According to the latest rumours, Sony and Naughty Dog will host a special event which is dedicated solely to The Last of Us 2 later this very week. However, reports didn’t include any hard specifics, such as a date or a time, it only stated that it will contain a new trailer and a release date for the game.
What’s the predicted release date? Well, that would be Autumn 2019, meaning that we are potentially only a few months away from the game dropping into stores.
There has been mounting speculation over a sequel to one of the best games ever released with retail leaks suggesting that there would be a different release date.
It was confirmed earlier this year that vital scenes had been completed, including scenes featuring Joel and Ellie. In fact, the Direct and Writer, Neil Druckmann, posted an update on Twitter where he told fans:
“And that’s a wrap on Ellie, Joel and the most ambitious cinematic shoot we’ve ever done. Tears were shed…”
So, what does this all mean?
Well, if a new event is to be held this week, it means that we can finally put to bed any rumours and we will know exactly when the highly anticipated game will be launched. This isn’t to say that we are expecting either Sony or Naughty Dog to begin rushing the project either.
It’s also expected that The Last of Us 2 will become the best-selling first-party product for the PS4, a title currently held by Uncharted 4. This makes sense when you consider the amount of PS4 consoles which have been sold currently, so The Last of Us 2 stealing this crown isn’t so hard to believe.
As of right now, The Last of Us 2 is expected to be a PS4 exclusive and it’s expected to launched this very year.