The Last of Us Part 2 was not leaked by individuals associated with Sony or Naughty Dog

Last week, Sony and Naughty Dog suffered a major blow when The Last of Us Part 2 was leaked across social media. This leak was huge and contained plot points and footage from a development build of what will likely be one of Sony’s biggest gaming blockbusters.  The leak even had the ending plus evidence pointing to multiplayer code, as well as a look at the chapter selection screens. Of course, Sony was quick to act to remove the original sources of the leak but it remains that a lot of the information is now out in the public domain. At the time there were rumours that the leaker was someone who worked at Naughty Dog and had leaked The Last of Us Part 2 due to not being paid and having other issues with Naughty Dog.

That rumour, Sony has clarified, is false. In an update to Gamesindustry.biz Sony confirmed that the individuals that were the source of the leak were not employees of either Naughty Dog or Sony. That obviously begs the question that if these people were not part of the development team or Sony then how did they get access to all of this content in the first place? Did someone send it to them? Were they able to obtain copies through other means? There are no publicly available answers to that as Sony is not commenting due to the fact this is part of an ongoing investigation.

On the same day, Sony confirmed the new release date for The Last of Us Part 2 and that has been set for June 19th. On the same day Ghost of Tsushima’s new date was confirmed as July 17th. In a statement, Head of Worldwide Studios Herman Hulst said:

I want to personally congratulate and thank both the teams at Naughty Dog and Sucker Punch Productions on their achievements, as we know it’s not an easy feat to reach the finish line under these circumstances. Both teams have worked hard to deliver world-class experiences, and we can’t wait to see what you think of them when they release in just a few short months.

Just be careful when browsing the web as the leaks are out there. Earlier, it was revealed just how much space you will need for The Last of Us Part 2 on the PS4. Word of advice, it may be time to do a digital spring clean of the PS4.

Source: GamesIndustry.biz

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3 Comments

  1. Sony are copyright striking people on YouTube just for talking about the leaks, without even giving spoilers. Pretty shitty behaviour.

    • Technically, it’s not Sony doing it. It’s one of those companies that just makes money by telling other companies to take stuff down on behalf of someone else. They always tend to get a bit enthusiastic about it, presumably being paid based on the number of notices they send.

      Kind of hard to really care though, given that the people it’s affecting all seem to be a bunch of idiots that were never going to like the game in the first place, having made that perfectly clear when that trailer all those months (years?) ago had the wrong sort of lesbians in.

      • No, it’s still not alright what Sony & ND are doing. Messing about with people’s channels just because they don’t like their opinions is a slippery slope. They have to take responsibility and apologise.

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