The Last Of Us Part II–the much-looked-for sequel to the original PlayStation 4 horror game–has had a rocky road to stores, but an official release date of June 19 is “gold”.
As reported by Horror News Network, vital details of the game apparently were leaked online last month, causing developers at Naughty Dog some concern.
But, as reported by GameSpot, things are back on an even keel now. Game director Neil Druckmann this week confirmed that the game has gone gold, which basically means it’s good to go for printing and distribution (digitally and physically) for its June 19 coming-out party.
In a video message, Druckmann said Naughty Dog had “submitted the gold master”, adding his thanks to the developers on what he referred to as Naughty Dog’s “most ambitious game to date”.
Druckmann heaped praise on the new game–singling out the art direction and soundtrack for pats on the back. The game’s story was especially emotional, Druckmann said, a scenario that had him “crying by the end of it”.
“Nothing compares to playing this thing from beginning to end,” he added.
Looks like it was worth the wait. This sequel, which already missed its previously announced release dates in February and May of this year, was temporarily delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis.
GameSpot also noted that the new game has a massive file size. The sequel will use almost 100 GB of space, according to the PlayStation Store.
In related news, PlayStation announced a new release date on July 17 for Sucker Punch Production’s Ghost of Tsushima game.
Keep reading Horror News Network for any additional updates on The Last Of Us-Part II.