The Last of Us Part 2's Cinematics Have Finished Filming

Is a late 2019 release in the cards?

Naughty Dog has yet to commit to a release window for The Last of Us Part 2, a continuation of the studio's post-apocalyptic vision. A recent tweet by game director Neil Druckmann has revealed that filming on the game's cinematics have finished, with an image of Ellie and Joel actors Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker in their motion capture suits.

It's a solid update on the progress of The Last of Us Part 2, which has been incognito since being shown at E3 2018. The update doesn't mean much, as development on the game will continue after this point, but it could lead us to a potential release window.

The first game in the series wrapped its motion capture filming on December 21, 2012, according to another tweet by Druckmann. The Last of Us officially released on June 14, 2013, around six months later. Making a big assumption and adding six months of further production puts a The Last of Us Part 2 release in October, firmly in the last quarter of 2019. Fans have been wondering if Naughty Dog's adventure would come this year, given Sony skipping E3 2019 altogether, but there's a potential light on the horizon.

Of course, The Last of Us Part 2 is likely a more complex title than the original release, meaning it could take longer to finish. Dropping back to 2020 makes it more likely that The Last of Us Part 2 is a cross-generational release, as we've begun hearing about the next PlayStation already.

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