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When is The Last of Us: Part II coming out? People seem to be split on whether the hotly anticipated sequel will be arriving this year or next. Rumours and hearsay have suggested a 2019 release for Naughty Dog's latest, but it's almost impossible to call it one way or the other right now.

The latest hint that the game will launch sooner rather than later comes directly from Gustavo Santaolalla, the composer for both The Last of Us titles. During a live concert, the musician told the crowd he'd be playing some of his work from the original game, but also from The Last of Us: Part II, which he added "is coming very soon." Some have taken this to mean it's launching in 2019, but realistically, "very soon" could mean more or less anything. The composer has obviously been working closely with Naughty Dog, but we don't really know how much insider information he'll have on things like release dates.

What do you think? Is The Last of Us: Part II arriving this year? Is Santaolalla simply playing the crowd, or does he know something we don't know? Let the speculation continue in the comments below.

[via dualshockers.com, reddit.com]