“As we begin to see an ease in the global distribution environment, I am pleased to confirm that The Last of Us Part II will arrive on June 19,” said Hermen Hulst, Sony’s head of worldwide studios, in a recent blog post.
The news comes after massive spoilers and clips from the game leaked online this weekend. According to Forbes, there’s a rumor that the leaks come from a “disgruntled Naughty Dog employee who was tired of being mistreated there.” The cutscenes supposedly come from a dev build made during “crunch time” production.
Naughty Dog added in a separate statement, “The Last of Us Part 2 will be in your hands soon. No matter what you see and hear, the final experience will be worth it.”
Sony also announced that another upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive, Ghost of Tsushima, has been delayed from its initial June 26 launch to July 17. “There are a few finishing touches to apply and bugs to squash — so we’ll put these extra couple weeks to good use,” developer Sucker Punch said in a tweet.
In other gaming news, League of Legends announced a new Red Bull Power Spike tournament.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) April 27, 2020
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— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) April 27, 2020