The Last of Us Part 2 headlines today’s State of Play — no PS5 news
Sony’s next State of Play is due to take place today (May 27th), and this time the stream will be highlighting The Last of Us Part II. Sony says we will see a bunch of new gameplay footage from Naughty Dog’s upcoming release.
The State of Play stream will last around 25 minutes with Neil Druckmann, Director of The Last of Us Part II, giving an overview of gameplay, the various threats, and the game’s world. Some never before seen gameplay will also be shown to close out the stream.
Sony says that this State of Play is dedicated solely to The Last of Us Part II, much like the previous State of Play that focused only on Ghost of Tsushima. This means there will be no PS5 news during the event.
State of Play kicks off on Wednesday, May 27th at 4 PM ET/1 PM PT/9 PM BST . The steam can be watched on either YouTube or Twitch.
The Last of Us Part II is due to launch on June 19th.
Yesterday’s State of Play focused entirely on a 20-minute deep dive of The Last of Us Part II, and ended with almost ten minutes of new gameplay footage. Take a look in the video below.
There’s no PS5 news to be gleaned from the video: it’s exclusively about The Last of Us Part II, with Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann tuning in to discuss gameplay and story. There’s just over three weeks until The Last of Us Part II releases on June 19th, so it could be this is the last in-depth look we’ll have of the game before then, aside from any possible episodes of Naughty Dog’s new video series, which has already covered “Inside the Story” and “Inside the Gameplay”.
The Last of Us Part II has had a tricky time of it. After being delayed, the game suffered when major plot spoilers leaked online — a real blow to fans who had waited years for the sequel. Nevertheless, Naughty Dog announced the game had gone gold earlier in May, and pushed ahead with their new video series, new trailers, and now, with tonight’s State of Play.
The last State of Play episode focused on Ghost of Tsushima, showing around 20 minutes of gameplay, and with tonight’s episode, Sony has showcased the last two major games of the PS4 before it gives way to the PS5.
The Last of Us Part II releases in just over three weeks, on June 19th.