Naughty Dog is putting finishing touches to The Last of Us Part II


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In a post on the official PlayStation blog, Naughty Dog's Arne Meyer said that The Last of Us Part II had entered the "final stretch of production" as the studio was putting finishing touches to the game.

"The end of development puts us one very large step closer to launch," said Arne, acknowledging the patience of fans who've had to wait for years (alongside multiple delays) to see and experience Ellie's story in the sequel, which carries on her life events five years after ending the long, treacherous journey with Joel.

Naughty Dog will also be returning to PAX East, scheduled later this month in Boston, US, where attendees will be able to play a new section from the game called "Patrol." The demo takes place in "an early area of the game where Ellie and Dina must venture out of Jackson into the surrounding areas to clear out infected." said Meyer, adding that the hour-long gameplay session will provide "just a small glimpse into what awaits you in the full game."

The studio had gaming merchandise announcements as well, including a new 8-inch "Ellie with Machete" polyresin statuette, an 8-inch PVC version of the "Ellie with Bow” statue and a new set of concept art prints by Cook and Becker.

On the digital side of things, Naughty Dog published a new set of wallpapers, alongside another Dynamic Theme for the PS4 that switches between Ellie's peaceful day and scary night based on the console's system clock. While the theme may stay exclusively on the console, rumors regarding a PC version of the game appeared last month when the studio posted a related job listing.

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Unusual Kmc

TS Booster
Do you remeber before RDR2 devs chose a date and stuck with it? Now big publishers make a date, wait for it to approach and then push it back.

Couldn't you just pick a later date to be safe, and then if you finish early announce that it will be coming out sooner than expected?


TS Maniac
So ready for this! I just replayed the original remastered version at the hardest difficulty to refresh the story in my mind.


TS Evangelist
T.L.O.U. was one of my favorite games. A tough act to follow. Don't mind the wait. Don't want a mediocre sequel.