Over the weekend in late April, a collection of YouTube movies have been uploaded that contained what seemed to be clips of Naughty Dog’s highly-anticipated sequel, The Last of Us Part 2. While the unique movies have since been taken down, numerous gaming boards and social media re-uploads have survived, alleging to indicate the grotesque motion recreation’s story in full.
[Warning: The remainder of this text accommodates potential spoilers for The Last of Us Part 2.]
The clips that are nonetheless live as of this writing seem to indicate every thing from Ellie’s relationship with Dina, the lady she kisses throughout the E3 2018 trailer, to Joel’s function throughout the recreation. The leak additionally accommodates a level list that means that the sport has you turn roles halfway via, permitting you to see the sport from the perspective of somebody new. The dates on the screenshots and clips recommend that the gameplay hails from inside builds that existed again in February and March.
While Naughty Dog haven’t acknowledged the leak, given the excessive constancy of the sport and the recognizable voices throughout the footage, it appears actual. Naughty Dog didn’t reply in time for press. Some followers who’ve peeked on the recreation’s supposed and probably controversial ending, nonetheless, are already debating if they want to purchase the game.
The Last of Us Part 2 is at present delayed “until further notice” as a result of world coronavirus pandemic, which Sony says is “preventing us from providing the launch experience our players deserve.” According to Naughty Dog, whereas the sport was “nearly done” as of April 2, there have been a wide range of logistical points which have been past the management of the Santa Monica studio. Reports of working circumstances throughout the studio say that Naughty Dog have been under intense crunch whereas engaged on The Last of Us Part 2, as the sport takes care to incorporate all types of minor particulars — comparable to giving each single character a heartbeat.
Based on what Sony has launched to this point, the game is supposed to explore hatred, which aligns with the stark story beats apparently revealed by the leak. The Last of Us can also be at present being tailored into an HBO TV collection.
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