The Last of Us Part 2 is a hotly anticipated sequel to the PlayStation 4 exclusive post-apocalyptic survival with emotional twists. The game was apparently planned for a late 2019 release window initially but was delayed to early 2020.
Sony may not be attending E3 2019 but a new trailer for The Last of Us Part 2 is rumoured to appear at the expo. It is currently unknown what it might entail or whether a release date will be disclosed during the gaming news June extravaganza.
Considering that Hideo Kojima's long-expected Death Stranding will launch on 8 November 2019, it is possible Sony didn't want two exclusives to land so close to each other.
Whatever the case, one thing is certain - The Last of Us Part 2 will be a PlayStation 4 game, meaning it will not be dragged away further by waiting for the next generation console.
This does not exclude the possibility of the sequel being added to the next PlayStation though but when or if it does, it will be by either adding backwards compatibility or upgrading the game to be more appropriate for the next-gen hardware.
Another thing that Sony has to keep in mind is that CD Projekt Red might announce Cyberpunk 2077 release date at E3 2019 which is certainly a date the Japanese tech giant will want to avoid. Clash of the titans sounds good and all but chances are not everyone will be able to purchase both games in the same time frame, potentially leading up to lower sales, depending on what the players choose.
PlayStation 4 users will have plenty on their hands to choose from until The Last of Us Part 2 though. Death Stranding, the new Dragon Ball Project Z RPG and the Avengers are just some of the titles that are bound to keep players occupied.