Sony didn’t date God of War or Detroit: Become Human until they were weeks away from release, so it looks like it’s going to follow a similar philosophy for its other big PlayStation 4 exclusives. And speaking as part of an E3 2018 panel, Naughty Dog has hinted that we won’t get a release date for The Last of Us: Part II until it’s “very close to release”. Presumably that’s not the case at the time of typing.
It’s a bit frustrating not knowing the general timeframe that the developer’s targeting, but we’re sure a clearer picture will emerge in due time. The good news is that it sounds like it’s on the right track with the anticipated sequel, as these brand new gameplay details reveal.