State of Play: Get a Preview of The Last of Us Part II

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State of Play: Get a Preview of The Last of Us Part II

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Hi all – we’re putting the finishing touches on a new episode of State of Play that will air this Wednesday, May 27 at 1:00pm Pacific Time / 4:00pm Eastern Time on Twitch and YouTube.

Naughty Dog Vice President and The Last of Us Part II Director Neil Druckmann will give you a special preview of The Last of Us Part II, coming to PS4 June 19. Neil will walk you through details of the gameplay experience and story.

The current cut is clocking in a little more than 20 minutes, ending with an extended sequence showing off about eight minutes of never-before-seen gameplay.

And no, there won’t be any PS5 news or updates in this episode, just a deep dive into the world of The Last of Us Part II. 

Don’t miss the Twitch and YouTube broadcast this Wednesday. We hope you can join us!

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  • WarriorOfLightRB

    Awesome. Looking forward to it.

  • Cannot wait less than a month

  • If yall dont bring back factions we finna have a problem.

    • I’m pretty sure they said it would be a standalone game, so it will come later which sucks, but it will also be a lot bigger and better.

    • @ baneewii – It’s a lil worrysome that it’ll come later,hopefully not for PS5 and hopefully not a loot box,microtransactions fest.People who think TLoU online was bad are seriously mistaken…Sony can make serious money with it and they know it.Hope the DLC is handled like UC4’s.

    • factions was bad and died really fast. some mps can save a bad game but not when both sp and mp are both bad.

  • Can you guys do it a little earlier than that? 11am is a good spot for most people.

    • Ask me if I care after what you guys have done with the story. No I don’t care.

    • @Max, this “care” game is fun! Hold on, I got one: Ask me if I care what you feel about what they have done with the story. No I don’t care.

    • this “care” game is fun! Hold on, I got one: Ask me if I care what you feel about what he said about what they have done with the story. No I don’t care.

  • Thanks for blocking comments on social media and Youtube

    • Not sure if this is sarcastic or not. They need to do that b/c all of the trolls out there are spoiling the game for people.

    • Ironic, considering they didnt block the comments here and with each inch I scroll down I bust a nervous sweat that I’m gonna see the whole game in the next comment down.

    • @ ze_giggler – Lol right?…I’m in the same boat yet I’m looking the comments,need to get myself together.

    • you can thank the morons that judge the game before its even out because there are lesbians

  • I might sit this one out. I want to go into TLOU2 without seeing too much as possible. Just want to play this already, can’t wait!

  • I’ve never used Twitch. How does one tune in? I’ve D/Ld the app, but where does a person go to connect to Naughty Dog’s feed?

  • I’m from Spain, what time can I see this
    Thank you

  • Awesome! I can’t believe it’s almost here.

  • Seems bizarre to do a sequence of gameplay so close to launch. You could have gave us anything since E3 2018 and we would have eaten it up but…………. not really a slice of raw gameplay since then. I don’t want to see final code now, especially when it was MEANT to be out this Friday. I will experience the final code myself in a few weeks. This game really didn’t get promoted properly across the last 3 and a half years since its reveal in late 2016. How hard would it have been to do a good marketing road map on what and when to promote?

    And please, please do something epic with PS5 marketing, like bury the hatchet with Jerry Lambert and get him to play Kevin Butler again. You could hype THAT up more than the PS5 itself with videos explaining where he has been the past 8 years. It would be glorious.

    • They don’t need to do anything for TLoU 2 honestly,pre-orders are sky-high and it was breaking records.Maybe there will be a problem with all this fuss of the leaks but I doubt it’ll affect how crazily TLoU 2 will sell.

    • Bit of an overstatement there. All preorders for the game on the PS Store were literally cancelled when the game got pushed back another month.
      No doubt that hurt massively which is why I think they are scrambling for this last ditch effort to get people interested after they DIDN’T re-preorder the game.

      This time last Sep I would have agreed with you but not with the amount of comments I’m seeing of real hardcore gamers saying they are skipping it because of what is in the spoilers. Also, people said Death Stranding would be fine and it went on to do disappointing sales when compared to Days Gone which sold better apparently.

      That game proved that a creators name alone wasn’t enough to make it a massive success. Its terrible marketing campaign hurt it in the end. Seriously, showing the baby peeing at TGS, what were they thinking? I did it once in the game and NEVER AGAIN. I kissed posters of women in lockers in MGS2 more but THAT feature wasn’t showcased at a massive gaming event back in 2000 lol.

  • Think I’m going to pass on watching this one. I fear they will spoil something cool about the game. I still can’t believe they spoiled the whole vehicle chase sequence in Uncharted 4 at E3 that year. That was easily the best sequence in the entire game and they showed it before the game was even out. I don’t need to see them do that again with TLOU 2.

    • I just played and completed Uncharted 4 yesterday and I realized that E3 reveal where they open the big gate and enter the market area, didnt play out like that in the game.

      And I could definitely tell the Last of Us team made Uncharted 4. It was a much slower paced, character driven game. Less actiony.

      I dont think that vehicle sequence was the most exciting part of the game though.

  • I have stayed clear of the majority of leaks, but if any of the two main characters lives are somehow killed off, it will ruin EVERYTHING. Otherwise, I can’t wait!!

  • I can’t wait!

  • admira1thrawn007

    Sony has been going around abusing the copyright system and striking videos that merely talk about the spoilers and even going after MEMES on Twitter. According to the strikes, these videos are taken down by request from MUSO on behalf of SIE (Sony Interactive Entertainment). It saddens me because I love the first game and consider it one of the best storytellings in modern gaming. Unfortunately considering Sony’s been abusing copyright as much as Naughty Dog had abused employees according to a Kotaku investigation, I don’t think I want to support either company.

    Come on guys! I want to support you, I want to be able to enjoy these games. But with everything that’s been going on, I can’t.

    • Yes they are really trying hard to salvage the garbage Neil Cookmann made.

    • Naughty Dog is trying to hide and bury all the bad press the game is getting, which to be honest, is well deserved. I’m surprised that there are people that think this game will turn out to be good. They will regret not having checked out the spoilers.
      Here is my rating:
      Graphics 10/10
      Animation 10/10
      Story PG as in Pure Garbage
      overall rating 0
      Avoid at all costs. A pretty game doesn’t make it a good game

    • silentblade1000

      Persona 5 did something similar. The game originally released in Japan about half a year before it released in North America. I get why people would be upset with getting thief videos struck down, but for a highly anticipated game on the same level as persona 5, what else can you do to prevent leakers/spoilers. Even the videos that discuss the leaks sometimes spoil the game inadvertently.

  • Funny how conveniently there are a lot of comments that are “worried” about spoilers. Screw naughty dog. I’d rather invest in a game free identity politics.

  • I’m boycotting the game so no thanks

  • Hermen Hulst Go away NOW, Liar Traitor.

  • Wow that’s great exited for part 2

  • Loved the first game, I don’t think anyone could have problems relating to it in someway but, this new one, Plain and simple, No Thank You, who’s ready for ,”Ghost of Tsushima” 👍👍👍

  • These State of Play blogposts are very well written. very candid and informative. The transparency honestly helps the anticipation stay fun. Thank you!

  • Why you intendent on playing of games of mini golf with my head WHY 😫

  • Ngl, seen the leaks, still hyped though but tbh they better give us gameplay of the “mystery woman”

  • silentblade1000

    I like how people are still protesting this game because the leaked, 90 min. Footage for a thirty hour game LOOKED like something they would hate. Not a single person has commented how how much more refined the gameplay is either. Aren’t a lot of these people the some people that would argue games are meant to be PLAYED?

  • silentblade1000

    (Edit to 3:37 post) My point is hardly anyone got all hissy with it when ATLUS was doing it for an equally legit reason.

  • Woah! More Ghost gameplay goodness? Ok, let’s keep it rolling!

  • silentblade1000


  • Will they have comments turn on? Or the Like/Dislike botton on? Seems like anything that has to do with this game is pretty restricted as far as opposing opinions which isnt cool fans should be able to give their opinion on the game regardless whether its negative or positive

    • silentblade1000

      I hope it is just opinions. I think they will have moderators, and I sincerely hope they don’t turn off the comments at least. It’s one thing to give opinions, it’s another to drop major leaks.

  • Surfcaster_Gamer

    Just can’t wait to put my hands on it, love this game and love ND :)

  • Why are they bothering to put out a preview the leak told everybody everything they needed to know and more?

  • Preordered and ready to play been avoiding all the internet bull.cant wait to play im sooooo…ready

    • xxhollywood42xx

      You wasted your money. Druckman betrayed you. He betrayed all of us. It’s an even worse version of Riden from MGS2.

  • Sorry but I’m offended by ND destroying the story with unwanted wokeness effort. The thought of this game is now a huge disappointment of disgust. I would have purchased it if you didn’t go that route.

    • xxhollywood42xx

      Same. The original was iconic, and I loved the game and story. Then Druckman came in and crapped all over his fan just to be “woke” and I will not be buying or playing this game. To me, it’s not canon.

  • I saw the leaks, beware and be cautious of this game’s story. The gameplay may be on point but the story may be pushing an agenda. Sony and Naughty Dog have been taking down memes and posts on Twitter and striking YouTube videos claiming it is to avoid spoilers. Either way full judgement willl occur once this game is released. It is best to not preorder and wait until the game releases before making a decision to get this game. As a huge fan of The Last of Us part 1, I am very disappointed with the story direction and if all is true about TLOU2 it will not be considered canon for me. I will wait for full judgement.

  • Can’t wait

  • I’ve owned and enjoyed every Naughty Dog game so far, but sadly the las of us part 2 will be a pass from me, sorry you lost me as a customer. I’m not mad, just very very dissapointed.

  • The State of Play with this one is “Excelsior!!!”

  • Hmm…looking forward to it,guess it won’t hurt to take a look at it.Despite the agendas on it won’t be able to deny it being a good game depending of what they did with the story and characters…we’ll see.

  • anita touched it, neil has lost his mind. nd is dead.

  • From what I’ve seen and read I’m 100% going to pass on this game. I was super excited and highly anticipated it’s release but I can’t and won’t support this BS. The first game was the sole reason I bought a PS4 and I’m beyond disappointed with recent developments.

    • yep, the info rollout for this game was terrible to put it lightly.
      also the whole “delayed indefinitely” argument was a lie as well. Once the leaks were out there we’re getting a release date lmao. oh & no MP aswell.

    • Amen…will not support

  • “And no, there won’t be any PS5 news or updates”

    That’s fine, any updates will be “something something soon” anyway from Soony.

  • Does anyone know if Sony will roll out a patch to fix the 7.50 update. It bricked my PS4. I’ve tried every method to fix it and nothing works.

  • Well, I must say, in my simple opinion, the newly revealed gameplay footage was excellent. I think actually playing the game will be fantastic, irrespective of all of the other hoo-hah.

  • And we get to hear Druckmann the whole time -_-

  • Am I the only one who noticed that the PlayStation power up LED showed at the beginning of today’s State of Play is different from the PS4/Pro power up LED sequence? I think Sony squeezed in a tease of the PS5’s power up LED. Amirite?

  • Sony is so aggressively abusing Copyright and issuing illegal takedowns, they even ended up striking the official PlayStation twitter. LOL. Full on panic mode at Naughty Dog.

  • Magnificient 👌🏾

    The only minor nitpick, wish the listen mode could’ve been more natural rather than something like a superpower.

    But super stoked and can’t wait😁

  • This game looks real good! Might be a dumb question. But do you think there would ever be co-op for the story. Now I understand maybe it will take away a bit of the experience but just curious.

  • It’s Fun to read all the hate comments on TLOU2 LOL

  • I do hope Joel is part of this game, as a companion, more than random dude/girl we’ve seen in the videos.
    From my point of view he made the first game as epic as it was. Missing out on the second, by appearing in 3 cutscenes, would be a total loss.

    Gameplay it looks nice though, but if you screwed up Joel then it’s a pass from me.
    Leaving aside the whole story aspect of “revenge for love” which is totally meh.. First one was about surviving, now we go on a killing spree because someone did something?!

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