Even after several leaks, The Last of Us 2 is now set to debut without any further delays. This information was confirmed by Naughty Dog, a development studio that announced that the long-awaited exclusive title for PlayStation 4 has reached its gold phase of development.
After publishing a message on the official Naughty Dog account on Instagram, Neil Druckmann, the director of the project, shared this good news. Druckmann has also revealed that they took advantage of the extra weeks they got after the last delay to polish the gaming experience.
In case you don’t know, a game reaching the gold phase of development means it’s ready to debut. So, everything is already being prepared for the manufacturing process of its physical copies, in addition to what is being done to make it available on the PlayStation Store.
In the video, Druckmann also pointed out that it would be a reason to celebrate for the game going gold. In fact, he said they would normally be in the office celebrating with some drinks. However, the reality is that the global situation caused by coronavirus does not allow it and that is why he took advantage of the message to congratulate the entire team that allowed The Last of Us 2 to become possible.
“We wanted to let you know that we have gone gold. So back in April, we told you that due to the state of the world, logistics way beyond our control, we had to push the game, which gave us a few extra weeks to polish and now that we have a release date we submitted our gold master,” he said. And you’re going to have our game in just a few short weeks. Normally this would be a moment of celebration. We’d be at the office having a drink, eating cake. But we’re all stuck in our homes and I want to take this moment to congratulate the team that has pulled off the most ambitious game we’ve ever made,” Druckmann said.
The Last of Us 2 will release exclusively on PlayStation 4 on June 19.