Naughty Dog have announced that The Last of Us Part II has gone gold. Despite hindrances due to the coronavirus pandemic, the game is now complete.
The developer shared a video from Vice President Neil Druckmann. Therein he confirmed the game had gone gold, congratulated the hard work of the developers, and thanked the fans for their patience.
Druckmann also concluded the video with a clear reference to the recent leaks about the game, and the negative reception they had generated. “No matter what you’ve seen, or heard, or read- nothing compares to playing this thing from beginning to end. It’s a video game, you gotta play it.”
You can find the Special Message from Neil Druckmann below.
You can find an abriged rundown (via PlayStation) below.
Five years after their dangerous journey across the post-pandemic United States, Ellie and Joel have settled down in Jackson, Wyoming. Living amongst a thriving community of survivors has allowed them peace and stability, despite the constant threat of the infected and other, more desperate survivors.
When a violent event disrupts that peace, Ellie embarks on a relentless journey to carry out justice and find closure. As she hunts those responsible one by one, she is confronted with the devastating physical and emotional repercussions of her actions.
A GROUND-BREAKING EXPERIENCE
A COMPLEX AND EMOTIONAL STORY
Experience the escalating moral conflicts created by Ellie’s relentless pursuit of vengeance. The cycle of violence left in her wake will challenge your notions of right versus wrong, good versus evil, and hero versus villain.
TENSE AND DESPERATE ACTION-SURVIVAL GAMEPLAY
New and evolved gameplay systems deliver upon the life-or-death stakes of Ellie’s journey through the hostile world. Feel her desperate struggle for survival through improved features such as high-intensity melee combat, fluid movement, and dynamic stealth. A broad variety of weapons, crafting items, skills, and upgrades allows you to personalize Ellie’s capabilities to your play style.
A BEAUTIFUL YET DANGEROUS WORLD
Set out on Ellie’s journey, taking her from the peaceful mountains and forests of Jackson to the lush, overgrown ruins of greater Seattle. Encounter new survivor groups, unfamiliar and treacherous environments, and terrifying evolutions of the infected. Brought to life by the latest iteration of the Naughty Dog engine, the deadly characters and world are more realistic and meticulously detailed than ever before.
The Last of Us Part II launches June 19th on PlayStation 4.