'The Last of Us 2' Release Date, News & Update: Sequel Confirmed By Developers! Gameplay, Characters, Release Date & More Revealed

By Daniel Flores , Updated Sep 29, 2016 09:44 AM EDT

In a span of three years, "The Last of Us 2" has been in and out of the rumorville. Fans have been wondering whether the sequel is in works of not. Luckily, Naughty Dog finally confirmed "The Last of Us 2" installment but it highlighted that the launching of the game may take more time than usual.

'The Last of Us 2' Is Really Coming!

The creative director and programmer, Neil Druckmann, recently revealed "The Last of Us 2" and stated that it is currently in development. However, Neil Druckmann also stated the "The Last of Us 2" will be release in 2021, which is approximately eight years since the first game was release back in 2013.

The director admitted that the game developers are busy in making a DLC for the "Uncharted 4" right now. "The Last of US 2" will be the next priority once this certain "Uncharted 4" DLC is finished and will be out in the market.

According to Movie News Guide, the first "The Last of Us" game took Neil Drunkmann and his team almost three years to finish everything before its official release. Druckmann also pointed out that the game was never meant to have a sequel, "The Last of Us 2," in the first place.

'The Last of Us 2' Arriving in 2021?

iTech Post shares that it is speculated Naughty Dog will be making an IP or intellectual property after the "Uncharted 4" DLC release, which will fill the gap between 2016 and 2021. Another reports are claiming that the main reason why "The Last of Us 2" will released in 2021 is because the game developers are waiting for the next-gen gaming consoles to be released.

Despite the long wait, fans are still happy that "The Last of Us 2" is now confirmed to be in development and that it is not totally forgotten by its game developers. There were rumors claiming that "The Last of Us 2" will be canceled due to the lack of updates. However, the most-recent revelation of Neil Druckmann has totally silenced these speculations.

"The Last of Us 2" is said to be developed in 2018 and fans should not fret as Naughty Dog will have the game prepared for its 2021 release. Stay tuned to Gamenguide for more "The Last of Us 2" news and updates!

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