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.
Are you excited for The Last of Us: Part II? Give us a hype check in the comments section below.
Now please start on it’s MP.
Can't [expletive] wait!
Kratos might be known for his rage, but Ellie's is downright scary.
I'm glad they didn't rush it to meet some deadline. This generation's "release and patch the bugs out" has become tiresome. Although ND's output has dropped off in terms of volume. The PS3 saw the Uncharted trilogy and TLoU, along with the TLoU DLC. This gen we got Uncharted 4, that DLC (which could be considered standalone I suppose) and TLoU 2 (along with whatever DLC follows).
Is developing becoming that much more time consuming? Serious question.
@lacerz Yes and no - it depends on the game.
I think the tools available to today's developers make the act of development more streamlined than ever before. While I won't sit here and say that it's so easy anyone can do it, in the hands of professionals, the tools have never been more simple to work with.
I think it's the scope and polish that demands the most amount of attention - especially with the types of games that Naughty Dog produces. The tools might be easier to work with and producing results is probably quicker than it's ever been, however achieving the level of believability and realism that Naughty Dog demands is a painstakingly difficult task.
@lacerz Apparently so, and it sucks.
I completely misunderstood when it was stated before this gen released that development this gen would be the easiest ever.
Can wait for this game, just like when uncharted 4 and god of war released, I will be on internet vacation when this game come out, not looking at youtube, twitter or website comment section until I finished the game
I have never been so excited over a videogame in my entire life.
Can. Not. Wait. 😁
@lacerz The PS4 is essentially a larger canvas than the PS3 was. If they were working to the same level of detail at the original the process would be quicker because they wouldn’t have to worry about going over the edge so much (optimisation). However most developers have taken the opportunity to add more detail which increases the amount of time it takes.
Busy cranking that doom and gloom filter all the way down to zero, I bet.
@lacerz Just look at the difference between Uncharted 1 and 2 its a night and day difference.
This is going to be a bittersweet game to play as it will be the last PS4 game I buy unless something crazy comes out that I am not aware of. The PS4 has been great and was home to a lot of amazing games. So playing The Last of US 2 is a fitting end since the original is what got me to buy a PS4. Not sure if I'll buy a PS5 yet, but I'll be watching to see what games get announced for it's initial release and maybe pick one up sometime in 2021.
I am still curious what the separate online part will be like. If it is as ambitious as they say. perhaps it will be like Fallout 76 (but obviously a lot better)
@grewupnintendo so you thinking of getting the xbox or pc gaming or will you just be quiting gaming, or holding on to current gen? Because the ps is the best for exclusive games and as you said the ps4 has some amazing games, im pretty sure ps5 will have some amazing games, but usually around launch its pretty sparce for exclusives, although did hear rumor of hzd 2 out 2021 so that alone justifies a ps5, add that to probably another ND game at some point and ps5 is a must lol
@OmegaStriver I put so much time in TLOU MP! Absolutely loved every mode. And the glorious gore! lol
For those interested they also mentioned that more 'Ellie Edition's are being made for US and Canada. So if you were after one but missed out originally check it out quick.
Special edition will come with a shiv you can ram into your kidney, I bet.
@Daleaf I am helping my daughter built a gaming PC so that's going to cost me a few, lol. Plus I am so far behind so many good games that I am taking a break from buying anything new until at least the end of the year. I'll be jumping into PS5 but not likely in the first 6 months as I doubt they will have any huge games that I would just have play, but they could surprise me.
@grewupnintendo thats fair enough good luck with the pc build yea will defo be a few quid lol. From my experience on buying on launch, you usually get one or 2 good games in first 12months then games slowly release at nice pace. But will still get ps5 at launch but keep ps4, unless its full b/c at launch. Ps4 does have some amazing games, problem is some of them are huge and if you aint got time can take months to finish one game, rdr2 took me around 3months to finish, because was working 6 days a week 10hrs a day, so only had few hrs to play, but it was amazing.
Cant weight deff a pre order
This game won’t go gold, it’ll go blood red. They’ll sacrifice a goat to the dark lord to celebrate, I bet.
I love Naughty Dog games as you always get an amazing game from start to finish every time.
Wow... today has been just amazing for PS owners. Can’t wait for this. Already on Pre-order
When it comes to story driven games SONY has it down to a science.
@kyleforrester87 well ur comments definitely got a little dark there!! 😃
@lacerz you forgot lost legacy
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