There’s not long to wait now until The Last Of Us Part II launches. But there are still a few jobs to tick off the to-do list, if Naughty Dog’s recent update is anything to go on. That’s hardly surprising, considering work on a game of this magnitude is probably never finished. But it still amazes me just how close to the wire these things actually run.
Although, with the advent of Day One patches, I guess development actually carries on right up until the day of launch. And then beyond with all the other updates…
The company wrote:
“We are thrilled to say that we’ve entered the final stretch of production and are putting the finishing touches on The Last of Us: Part II as you read this.”
Now, this news possibly highlights the reason why the game couldn’t launch on its original release date of February 21st. After all, if they’re only just finalising things now, they would never have launched in a state that they’d be proud of. But at least it sounds like there’ll be no other delay in the pipeline – unless some gamebreaking issue is found between now and then; gulp!
They carried on by saying:
“The end of development puts us one very large step closer to launch. We know all of you have been so patient over the last few years, so it’s been thrilling to see our game taking on its final shape and knowing that means it will be in your hands soon.”
In addition to the above update, Naughty Dog were also keen to inform gamers that there will be a replenishment of Ellie Editions after they had initially sold out last summer. A playable demo will also be making its way to PAX East 2020 and a dynamic theme will be downloadable, using an appropriate code.
We’ve also produced a new dynamic system theme that transitions from day to night based on your PS4 system clock, available now for free.
To get the theme, redeem the below code via the PlayStation Store:
Europe/AU/NZ/Russia/Middle East/Africa/India: 9DEK-PKNG-N445
Japan and Asia: Please check out each country’s official PlayStation social channel for more details. Codes expire February 11, 2021 Redeem Region-specific code on PS Store while supplies last.
In the meantime, though, enjoy the 108 days that are left from today until launch. I suggest working through your backlog, but perhaps waiting impatiently is another potential use of your time.
Source: Naughty Dog