The Last of Us Part 2 is already finished. The development has just culminated, as Neil Druckmann himself announced in a video published on the official Naughty Dog account on Instagram: "It would have to be a day of celebration, of fun in the office drinking something and having cake. locked in our houses ", Druckmann lamented in the video.
A week ago Sony itself confirmed that The Last of Us Part 2 will go on sale next June 19, after being indefinitely delayed for logistical reasons related to the crisis of coronavirus. When the delay of the game was announced Naughty Dog released a statement explaining that this decision was not in their hands or due to mismanagement of development, that the game was in its final stages of production and that launching it later was only a consequence of the logistical restrictions caused by COVID-19.
"It doesn't matter what you have seen, heard or read. Nothing compares to playing it from start to finish"
Neil Druckmann assures in the video that the players will find themselves with a unique experience when they finally have it in their hands: "I just passed it to me for the last time and ended up crying at the end"he says visibly excited. It also reassures the community regarding the spoilers that may have been caused by the leaks that appeared on the network a few days ago (which, by the way, can be avoided with these plugins): "It doesn't matter what you have seen, heard or read. Nothing compares to playing it from start to finish "
The director continues to take advantage of the video to remember the development team that has made it possible The Last of Us Part 2: "I wanted to take this moment to congratulate the team for having collaborated in the most ambitious game we have ever done", and adds: "I know I have said this before, but you will see it when you have it in your hands. You will see the care we have put in every detail: from the level design to the mechanics, how the game works graphically, the setting, the art direction, the characters, the story, the audio design, the soundtrack, oh my god! The soundtrack is incredible