The Last of Us Part II goes ‘gold’5th May 2020
After a wave of bad news, The Last of Us Part II has officially gone ‘gold’ and is now being pressed onto discs.
The development of Naughty Dog’s hotly anticipated sequel to its 2013 masterpiece has been turbulent, to say the least.
It has been delayed numerous times and even had alleged plot points leaked.
It was originally due in February before being pushed back until May. Logistical constraints tied to the COVID-19 pandemic then forced a second, indefinite delay.
While this was bad news for many, it only got worse as a disgruntled person then leaked early game play footage alongside supposed spoilers.
The developer subsequently urged fans to not spoil it for themselves and others.
Following the unfortunate leak, The Last of Us Part II has a new release date set for June 19, 2020.
Director Neil Druckmann has since revealed in a video that it has officially gone gold.
This means copies of the title are now being pressed onto discs and digital versions uploaded onto PlayStation Network.
He then briefly acknowledged the leak, stating that no matter what fans have read, nothing will compare to playing it firsthand.
It would now seem everything is on the up for the studio. As versions of the game are being prepared for its impending launch, there is hope it will suffer no more set backs.
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