Troy Baker, the voice of Joel from the upcoming The Last of Us Part II, had some promising things to say about Naughty Dog’s latest adventure. During a talk at the Manchester Comic-Con, Baker shed a little light on what to expect from the sequel, which generated even more excitement. “I can tell you this: it’s hands down the most ambitious game that Naughty Dog has ever done for sure,” Baker said, “It’s far larger than I thought was going to be possible.”
The community was already excited about The Last of Us Part II, but hearing this takes things to a new level.
We’ve heard rumors that The Last of Us Part II is supposed to release sometime in 2020, as early as February, but nothing has been confirmed by Naughty Dog or Sony. As of May 2019, Naughty Dog was still wrapping up development and even had open positions available to “help [them] close out this game.” Assuming it is to release in February 2020, we should likely hear something about a release date soon, perhaps during a State of Play event.
In June of 2019, Ellie’s actress, Ashley Johnson, seemingly let it slip that the game would be releasing in February during an interview. You can clearly hear her start to say the beginning of “February,” but was cut off before she could finish. In response to this, Baker said:
I think they’ve probably been smart not to tell us because we can’t slip up and say something stupid. Last time we announced, we slipped. And they don’t want to do that again. We are still cranking on it, I can tell you that much. Where it’s at in development, I have no idea. Everybody feels like it’s broken until it’s shipping, and then when it’s shipping they’re like, ‘We shipped a broken game!’ And that’s the gig of making a game.
So at this point, we’ll have to wait to hear from Sony and Naughty Dog to know when The Last of Us Part II will release, for sure.
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