The Last Of Us 2 Release Date Development Update

The Last of Us: Part II has entered its "final stretch of production", according to developer Naughty Dog. You may recall that the highly anticipated sequel was actually due to release in just a couple of weeks as per its original 21st February release date, but back in October of last year, it was hit with a delay. Fortunately, it sounds like the game's definitely going to be ready for launch on the 29th May.

In a brief development update, Naughty Dog writes: "We are thrilled to say that we’ve entered the final stretch of production and are putting the finishing touches on The Last of Us: Part II as you read this."

It continues: "The end of development puts us one very large step closer to launch. We know all of you have been so patient over the last few years, so it’s been thrilling to see our game taking on its final shape and knowing that means it will be in your hands soon."

In the meantime, the developer has confirmed that The Last of Us: Part II will be playable at PAX East, which is happening later this month. In other words, we should be seeing much more of the game in the very near future. Keep your eyes peeled.

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