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Naughty Dog says The Last of Us 2 development is in the “final stretch”

Now just a few months away from its release, Naughty Dog has confirmed that work on The Last of Us 2 has reached its “final stretch” across the studio.

Originally planned to launch in February 2020, the long-awaited sequel was suddenly pushed back to allow the development team additional time to polish the game and ensure it’s as perfect as can be ahead of release. 

Speaking in a recent post on PlayStation Blog, director of communications Anne Meyer debuted the first of many “regular communications” between fans and the studio ahead of the game’s eventual release. 

“We are thrilled to say that we’ve entered the final stretch of production and are putting the finishing touches on The Last of Us Part II as you read this,” Meyer said. 

“The end of development puts us one very large step closer to launch. We know all of you have been so patient over the last few years, so it’s been thrilling to see our game taking on its final shape and knowing that means it will be in your hands soon.”

Related: Upcoming PS4 Games

If the wait is proving a bit difficult, Naughty Dog is giving away a free dynamic theme for PS4 owners to sink their teeth into, although it will only be available for a limited time and you’ll need region-specific codes to download it. Since we’re lovely, we’ve left both of them below to make things easier:

  • America: 4FMP-BBNM-J5L3
  • UK/Europe: 9DEK-PKNG-N445

The Last of Us 2 will launch exclusively for PS4 on May 29, 2020 as one of the last big exclusives for Sony’s current platform. Chances are it will be ported to PlayStation 5 with a few additional bells and whistles later down the line, but we can’t wait to get our hands on Ellie’s vengeance-fueled adventure regardless of the platform, since it continues to look fantastic.


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