So that’s why it’s taking so long?
It’s been over six years since The Last of Us first came out on the PS3, and by the time the sequel launches, it’ll probably have been over seven. But Naughty Dog, it seems, are typically pouring their heart and souls into the upcoming project, and making it bigger in many ways than what most of us might be expecting.
Speaking with Push Square, actor Troy Baker, who plays Joel in the series, talked about the highly anticipated upcoming action adventure title, saying that The Last of Us Part 2 is by far “the most ambitious game” Naughty Dog have ever made- which is saying something, when you look at their catalog of past works.
“I can tell you this: it’s hands down the most ambitious game that Naughty Dog has ever done for sure,” said Baker. “It’s far larger than I thought was going to be possible.”
However, it seems Baker too is unaware of when the game might actually come out. He said that he, and other actors involved with the project, haven’t been told when the game will launch.
“I think they’ve probably been smart not to tell us because we can’t slip up and say something stupid,” he said. “Last time we announced, we slipped. And they don’t want to do that again. We are still cranking on it, I can tell you that much. Where it’s at in development, I have no idea. Everybody feels like it’s broken until it’s shipping, and then when it’s shipping they’re like, ‘We shipped a broken game!’ And that’s the gig of making a game.”
Reports earlier in the year were suggesting that The Last of Us Part 2 would be out as early as late 2019 itself, but subsequent reports suggested that the game had been internally delayed, with multiple rumours now stating that it’ll now be out in February 2020.