Now that the dust has settled, Sony via Polygon has confirmed that the leakers behind The Last Of Us 2 were “not affiliated with SIE or Naughty Dog.”
In what could only be described as a developer’s worst nightmare, The Last Of Us 2 suffered a disastrous leak, which included cutscenes, level lists, and major story spoilers. This topped off a difficult beginning to 2020, following the near-indefinite postponement as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
At first, it was strongly suspected the leak had come from within the developers themselves. Despite being a popular belief, it was unfounded and soon shut down by Sony. In a statement to Polygon, they said: “SIE has identified the primary individuals responsible for the unauthorized release of TLOU2 assets. They are not affiliated with Naughty Dog or SIE.”
They added: “We are unable to comment further because the information is subject to an on-going investigation. We’re looking forward to when The Last of Us Part II will be in your hands and can’t wait for you to enjoy the full experience on June 19.”
Despite early efforts to rein in the leaked material online, significant spoilers to the 2013 sequel remain online, in particular, on a thread via Resetera. Word to the wise, stay away if you’ve managed to stay spoiler-free. The Last Of Us Part II is due for release on June 19 on PS4.
It was announced yesterday that The Last Of Us Part II is set to eat up 100GB of the PlayStation 4 storage. The game’s physical edition will be launched across two discs.
A listing via the PlayStation website confirms that the long-awaited sequel will require “100 GB minimum” of free space to install. The Last Of Us Part II. With two discs, the first may be necessary to install the game, and the second to play it.