Sony Says It Has Identified the Last of Us Part 2 Leaker

Sony Says It Has Identified the Last of Us Part 2 Leaker

And they're not affiliated with Sony or Naughty Dog.

Earlier this week, major pieces of The Last of Us Part 2's plot were leaked online. Speculation ran amok about who and why it happened, but today, Sony is clearing up some misconceptions.

Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, Sony confirmed that it has identified the "primary individuals" responsible for The Last of Us Part 2 leaks. The statement goes on to say that the person or people involved were not affiliated with Sony Interactive Entertainment or Naughty Dog. Sony declined further comment, as there is still an ongoing investigation.

Spoilers started circulating online earlier this week, showing major story beats for the upcoming Naughty Dog sequel. We won't be sharing them here, but the reason for why these began to leak was muddy. Many suspected it was a disgruntled Naughty Dog employee, and that the clips were leaked in response to the studio's reportedly poor working conditions leading up to launch.

Now, it seems confirmed that's not the case. Naughty Dog, in the meantime, has asked fans to not spread the spoilers around, so those who haven't seen the info yet can stay unspoiled. After years of waiting, it seems like the right thing to do.

After delaying the game indefinitely due to the effects of COVID-19, Naughty Dog also set a new release for The Last of Us Part 2: June 19, 2020. Those who are trying to unspoiled will thankfully only have to hold out for a little over a month to check out the story for themselves.

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