on May 6, 2020 at 7:24AM PDT
Game director Neil Druckmann has confirmed that the long-awaited and highly-anticipated The Last of Us Part 2 has officially gone gold. This means the game is ready for printing and distribution (both digital and physical) for its newly-cemented June 19 release date. The announcement came just prior to the release of the game’s official trailer, which shows how Ellie has evolved into a capable fighter in the years since the first game. It’s also incredibly brutal, but you can view it in full here.
In the « gone gold » announcement video below, Druckmann announced that developer Naughty Dog has « submitted the gold master. » With this news signaling that production on TLOU2 discs can finally begin, this should indicate that the sequel will not miss its June launch date. Druckmann doubled-down, saying we will have the game « in just a few short weeks. » He also thanked the team for working on what he calls ND’s « most ambitious game to date. »
TLOU2 has already been delayed a few times, missing its February and May 2020 dates before being pushed back indefinitely due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. After a couple of weeks, however, PlayStation announced a new release date for TLOU2, as well as Sucker Punch Productions’ Ghost of Tsushima, which hits PlayStation 4 on July 17.
Druckmann also praised various aspects of TLOU2 design, including the art direction, soundtrack (which he calls « amazing »), and more. Additionally, the game’s story left him « crying by the end of it. » And in response to the recent leaks, Druckmann said that « nothing compares to playing this thing from beginning to end. »
With TLOU2 dropping on PS4 this June, we have finally learned the game’s file size–and it’s huge. According to a listing on the PlayStation Store, the game will set you back almost 100 GB of space. For more on The Last of Us Part 2, check out our official pre-order guide.
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