Naughty Dog has branded 26th September – the fictional date referring to the spread of the cordyceps virus in The Last of Us lore – as Outbreak Day for some time now, but amid the coronavirus pandemic, the developer has committed to a name change. As part of a Twitter statement, the studio said that it will now name the event The Last of Us Day.
Celebrations will get underway starting this Saturday, where the developer has promised “exciting things” that it can’t wait to share in the coming days. Don’t get your hopes up too high, though – typically this means limited edition merchandise and PlayStation 4 themes, not entirely new game announcements et al.
LETS GO BABY, WOOOOOHOOOOO
I'd take clickers over morons who don't social distance or wear a mask properly.
new factions will definitely happen..i hope free for existing owners..expect something big to regain some hype back after the bugthesda deal with microsoft
I suppose COVID-19 could be offended otherwise (rolls eyes). The times we live in...
@ApostateMage It's more of a toss up for me but that's still disturbing.
Outbreak Day is way better but this move is pretty understandable and affords the opportunity for increased brand recognition anyway.
Edit: Also this is probably more about mitigating confusion than anything else. But showing a little sensitivity in regards to the ongoing pandemic certainly can't hurt.
***** I couldn’t tell real life and a work of fiction apart. Thanks ND.
I didn't see the issue with this. They released a zombie game in the middle of a pandemic, so I'm sure we'll survive ''outbreak day'' as well.
Makes sense to be fair. Interested to see what they have to share
Unless its a new version of factions I do not care what other news they have
My money is on multiplayer announcement and a paid PS5 remaster with no free upgrade for PS4 owners.
@ApostateMage Neither has brains, but only one of those two will survive covid.
That's really dumb tbh.
Perfect time to reveal Factions 2 as a launch title guys 😬
Thank you! Who was even offended by this? Fragile world i tell you. Not once did i think of this as i platinumed the game.
Guess COVID 19 got its feelings hurt
Guess we gotta panda to the world in case twitter comes for you.
really? malaria alone is the cause of death for hundreds of thousands yearly, that's just 1 contagious disease, very bizarre, it would be like call of duty never using 'war' in any of their game titles ever again because 'bad'
Revisionism is a plague on modern society. Let your original ideas/work stand for itself. Do not rewrite history because you think something will be less controversial. I am so sick of these spineless companies that do this crap.
Not to be too nit-picky, but cordyceps is a fungus.
@710King I agree completely, I get that people have died but it also makes no sense to change the name because of Covid. Things happen everyday, next year could be something worse. Get over yourselves and get some thicker skin.
@ApostateMage, I appreciate your concern for the virus, but it is just that, a virus. Meaning that yes you can take steps to avoid it, but there most likely with never be a cure that gets rid of 100% of the cases. Some people would rather live theirs lives than be afraid of something every day. I dont wear a mask most places, I'm a contractor and Interact with tons of people. Haven't caught anything yet.
@PhantomMenace84 We're all glad you're doing well. Really a load off my mind anyway. Guess we should all stop worrying because clearly the world came to a screeching halt just for you.
Also taking precautions isn't being afraid. I don't wear a seatbelt out of fear. I wear one because I'm not a moron.
Edit: Though I'm not sure why I bother with seatbelts as they aren't 100%.
@PhantomMenace84 you're right. These lockdown measures are killing people, my cousin commited suicide recently because of it all. We should be cautious but I think we've overreacted. The long term costs are going to be brutal I fear.
Next they'll be telling all cars to go at 10mph because that way it's safer...
Idiots.Changing a stupid game name won't help anything. Why don't they also rebrand the cordyceps virus to some alien invasion, considering they already crapped on the story.
@oldschool1987 I'm sorry for your loss.
I really hope they offer a free ps5 upgrade for lou2. It will leave a pretty nasty taste if they try and charge us again so soon after release. I've been saving a grounded playthrough on my ps5.
I'm expecting a TLoU spinoff in the same vein as Uncharted: Lost Legacy
@Medic_Alert it’s not about people being offended or outraged, it’s about context. They would be pretty tone deaf to proceed without that name change because it’s not very respectful to the thousands of people who have lost their lives to COVID. Doesn’t hurt to have some empathy.
Sept 26: The Not Selling Anymore After only Two Months Day. Cheers!
Thanks for the virtue signal Naughty Dog. We all appreciate it! Very cool!
@710King Naughty Dog spineless????
Hahahaha. Good one.
@rockman29 gamers are an angry bunch. They call others snowflakes but take issue with such a simple change. You just gotta laugh.
Too late, already offended
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