The Last of Us 2 is an upcoming third-person action-adventure survival video game and is a sequel to 2013’s The Last of Us. It is probably one of the most anticipated games of 2019 and it is expected to be surrounded by gossips and speculations.
A Peruvian retailer, LawGamers, has released recently a promotional poster stating that the Last of Us 2 is going to be launch sometime during the month of October, this year. However, Naughty Dog, one of the most successful and prolific game development studio who is producing the game has not yet committed to a release date.
In a recent tweet, Neil Druckmann, the Vice President of Naughty dog has confirmed that the cinematic shooting of the game was finalized giving hopes of a release in the immediate future.
However, on the PlayStation website, the game is listed as a coming soon release along with Rage 2 and Days Gone. One of the Co-Directors, Anthony Newman mentioned that they are working on “close out” the work they are doing on the game. He tweeted recently that the company is looking to hire programmers, game designers and animators and this is confirming the fact that they are indeed in the final stages of development.
As in any other company, the recruiting is only the first stage before training and then get them to work on this specific project it might take few months until these new employees will start working on finalizing the game and actually “close out”. Even though it might take another year for the release, these are nevertheless good news for the fans.
To conclude, even though the cinematic shootings were done and the company is hiring staff to finalize the game it is quite unlikely that the game will be published in October 2019.
Nicole Hicks a graduate of UFT. She’s based in Toronto but travels much of the year. Nicole has written for NPR, Motherboard, MSN Money, and the Huffington Post. Nicole is a financial reporter, focusing on technology, national security, and policing.