The Last of Us Part 2 must be one of the most anticipated games ever. But publicity for the sequel has been rather quiet as of late. However, that’s about to change as Naughty Dog tease a media event, scheduled for the end of this month. The question is, are you hack enough to attend?
Despite the limited, yet professional, target audience, it does mean that every man and her dog will get another look at Ellie’s next steps. Along with, hopefully, a more detailed look at what it all entails. And yes, by that we mean handfuls of screenshots, trailers and world building paragraphs. But is it too much to ask?
Unfortunately, there’s no way of knowing exactly what the event will entail. That remains strictly between the studio, choreographers and the lucky recipients. But considering they’re going to the trouble of organising a single-purpose event, solely dedicated to The Last of Us Part 2, it’s not that far fetched to expect a lot in return. Otherwise, what’s the point?
The trouble is, these studios remain paranoid of saying too much in fear of ruining the surprise, whilst others remain guarded to defend themselves against hacking and blackmail attempts. Not to mention every team’s worst fear – leaks from within!
*Cue Homer Simpson screams*
But there is usually a happy medium.
The event does at least allow the studio to release information at their own pace, without being influenced by the calendar of more common exhibitions like E3. Those could come too early or too late to show things as and when they’re ready, which makes this closed door event the only solution. Not that we’re complaining; we’ll take news as and when it comes.
Roll on September 24th!
Is The Last of Us Part 2 your most wanted release of 2020? Or are you more Cyber, Punk? Hopefully you’ll survive the infection long enough to write your answer. If not, thanks for reading.
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) September 9, 2019