Despite only receiving its official unveiling at PlayStation Experience last year, some expected developer Naughty Dog’s upcoming sequel, The Last of Us Part II, to make an appearance at Sony’s E3 2017 press conference – sadly that wasn’t to be the case.
Taking to Twitter to explain the absence, Naughty Dog Creative Director Neil Druckmann said that though the team was excited to share more of what they’re working on with The Last of Us 2 it was Chloe and Nadine’s time to shine.
He is, of course, referring to Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, the new single-player story expansion that opened Sony’s E3 press conference and is due for release on August 22.
Here’s his exact Tweet:
Believe me, we’re super excited to show you more of Ellie and Joel’s 2nd journey, but right now it’s Chloe and Nadine’s time to shine.
— Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) June 13, 2017
The last tangible update we’ve gotten for The Last of Us Part II comes via an interview with Game Informer where Naughty Dog head honcho Evan Well said that the game is ‘’going to be amazing.’’
As for a The Last of Us Part II release date we’d hazard a guess and say we’re looking at 2019 given the fact that it was, as per Shawn Layden, in the very early stages of development at PlayStation Experience.
In the meantime, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is set for an August 22 release and will retail at $39.99 or free if you’ve purchased the digital deluxe edition of Uncharted 4. Those who pre-order the game will also receive a free digital copy of Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Trilogy on PS4.
As ever, stay tuned to PSU all through E3 week for the latest and great news in PlayStation.