Where to Watch Today's The Last of Us Part 2 Gameplay Showcase

Where to Watch Today's The Last of Us Part 2 Gameplay Showcase

This may be the last big preview of what Naughty Dog has in store for us.

The Last of Us Part 2 is nearly here, but we're getting one more extended look at how it plays before it launches on June 19. Today, Sony and Naughty Dog are airing a State of Play stream dedicated to The Last of Us Part 2, which is set to feature "an extended sequence showing off about eight minutes of never-before-seen gameplay."

To watch the stream, you'll need to tune into either the official PlayStation Twitch or YouTube channels at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT. To watch the latter, just use the handy embed below.

What can you expect to see on the stream? The announcement from the Official PlayStation Blog suggests the whole affair will run for about 20 minutes. Director Neil Druckmann will give details on The Last of Us Part 2's story and gameplay throughout the presentation, culminating in the brand-new stretch of gameplay at the end.

Hopefully, this stream really will dig into some new and surprising stuff about the return of Ellie and Joel. After announcing its new launch date, Sony and Naughty Dog put out two "Inside The Last of Us Part 2" videos on story and gameplay that largely drive home some points we already know about the sequel—a calm, relaxing walk through the post-apocalypse is not in store for us, to say the least. There will be another new episode of the behind-the-scenes series released tomorrow, May 28, following the State of Play.

Of course, Druckmann will probably tiptoe around any major spoilers on today's stream. Naughty Dog is being hypervigilant about story details following last month's major story leak. Don't be surprised if comments get disabled both on the stream and on the VOD afterwards. On Twitter, Naughty Dog has already taken to disabling replies with a new feature in order to combat the spread of reposted leaks.

This could also turn out to be Sony's last State of Play stream focusing on a current-gen title. Several reports indicate that Sony plans to hold a major PlayStation 5 event next week.

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Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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