Rumours

The Last of Us: Part II will be out in 2019, says ex-IGN editor

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Ellie from The Last of Us holding a machete.
The Last of Us: Part II

There are some rumours going around that The Last of Us: Part II may be released this year. A former IGN editor, Alanah Pearce, confirmed the release date of this PS exclusive on Twitter in a conversation about the upcoming games in 2019.

If there's one thing PlayStation is known for, it is its library of amazing exclusive titles. The Last of Us is arguably one of the most memorable exclusives and is easily a fan-favourite title both on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. All gamers who played this Naughty Dog masterpiece were left with one question at the end: when do we get to play the sequel?

Well, Naughty Dog have been notoriously quiet on any form of release date for The Last of Us: Part II, but an ex-IGN editor named Alanah Pearce may have given us a hint that the game would be released as early as 2019.

On her official Twitter, she engaged in a conversation about the upcoming games in 2019 where she was wondering why The Last of Us: Part II wasn't being mentioned anywhere. She was then told that the reason why the game wasn't on the list is because its release date hasn't been confirmed for this year.

Alanah then tweeted a reply saying "TLOU2 100% has", implying that the game has indeed been confirmed for release in 2019. Then she went on to explain that she was told this information a number of times by different people, but then stated that things can still easily change as no official information has been given out publicly.

These tweets were quickly deleted, but thanks to a Reddit user named xtremekhalif and a website called Extra.ie, the screenshots of said tweets have been preserved.

To add even more fuel to this fire of speculation, we should note that PlayStation themselves may have given us a subtle hint for the game's release date with their "Coming Attractions" video that was posted last week. The video features all of the upcoming exclusives for the console, and sure enough, among many others, The Last of Us: Part II found its place in the lineup as well.

Naughty DogEllie is playing guitar in a decrepit room as someone approaches herThe Last of Us Part 2

Of course, the video did not say that all of the games displayed were coming out in 2019, but when we put these two bits together, they give plenty of ground for reasonable expectations and, dare we say... hype?

With Naughty Dog still keeping quiet on the whole thing and the rumours piling up, we're sure that we'll be getting some official news very soon. Until then, take all of this information with a grain of salt because they're only rumors and assumptions after all, and like Alanah herself said: nothing is set in stone. Not yet, anyway.