Naughty Dog’s hotly awaited sequel, The Last of Us Part 2, has officially gone gold. The creative director Neil Druckmann announced the news through Instagram:
“We wanted to let you know that we have gone gold. So back in April, we told you that due to the state of the world, logistics way beyond our control, we had to push the game, which gave us a few extra weeks to polish and now that we have a release date we submitted our gold master,” he said.
For those who don’t know, when a game goes gold it means that the company has sent out the game to be burnt into discs. This means the game is complete and ready-for-launch. Any bug fixes post that are provided as Day One patches that you all hate.
“And you’re going to have our game in just a few short weeks. Normally this would be a moment of celebration. We’d be at the office having a drink, eating cake. But we’re all stuck in our homes and I want to take this moment to congratulate the team that has pulled off the most ambitious game we’ve ever made.”
If you have been living under a rock, the game recently got leaked all-over the internet, which was all quickly taken down by Sony. Despite that the game still has a lot of momentum, and will mostly likely stand up to be a proper successor to a console-seller.
The Last of Us Part 2 comes out this June 19 on PS4.
I have seen the leaked footage and all the pictures. I am bitterly disappointed by the direction the game has taken. I never had a pre-order in because I’ve learned from past mistakes that this is a waste of time and money. I was going to wait until the game was released to read and watch some reviews. Now I don’t even have to bother with any of that. I hope it fails miserably so they learn a lesson about not messing with perfection. They should have just left TLoU alone.