Developer Naughty Dog has announced their upcoming PS4 exclusive has gone gold. This comes after the game was delayed indefinitely in early early April, then got a new release date of 19th June 2020. It has clearly been one crazy ride.
The Last of Us Part 2 goes gold
Naughty Dog revealed that this highly-anticipated sequel has gone gold. This means the development of the data which will be shipped on disks across the globe has been completed, and it is ready for release.
Keep in mind this doesn't mean there won't be a Day 1 update, as there usually is with games of this size.
The director and writer of The Last of Us Part 2, Neil Druckmann, had a special message about the game going gold to share with fans, which you can watch below.
Mr Druckmann goes on to reveal the team had some cake to celebrate, and probably more important, he told fans The Last of Us Part 2 has gone gold, and how it is the most ambitious game the developer has ever made.
Mr Druckmann just finished a playthrough of the game, and shared some of his thoughts:
"I know I’ve said this before, but you won’t know to what degree until you get your hands on it and just see the care that has gone into every detail: from the level design to the mechanics, graphically how the game looks, environments, art direction, characters, story, the audio design, the soundtrack – oh my God, the soundtrack is so amazing, that even for us who have played this game we can’t even count how many times, we’re still emotionally moved. I just finished a playthrough and I was crying by the end of it."
The Last of Us Part 2 going gold is fantastic, and even though we still have to wait over a month to play it, it is great news to know the game is complete. As it turns out, the "indefinite delay" wasn't too long, since the game's initial release date was 29 May 2020.
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