Sony has identified the individuals responsible for leaking key elements of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part 2.
Originally scheduled to be released on May 29, 2020, Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part 2 was delayed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic before receiving a new debut slot on June 19 of this year. However, leaked videos of gameplay, cutscenes, and developer menus began circulating online recently and spoiled key story elements from the long-awaited sequel.
Now, Sony has confirmed to GamesIndustry.biz that the company identified the primary individuals responsible for The Last of Us leaks earlier this week. The company also stated the individuals were not associated with Sony Interactive Entertainment or Naughty Dog despite rumors claiming the contrary.
The first The Last of Us video game centers on the relationship between a smuggler named Joel and 14-year-old Ellie, the latter of whom may be the key to curing the deadly pandemic that resulted in the post-apocalypse world of the game. Hired to smuggle Ellie out of a quarantine zone, Joel finds himself relying on the teenage girl just as much as she relies on him as they fight to survive on their journey across the United States.
The HBO is currently developing a television adaptation that will cover the events of the first game, with the upcoming sequel titled potentially serving as the basis for additional content. Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann will pen and executive the series. The HBO adaptation will be a co-production with Sony Pictures Television and in association with PlayStation Productions. Carolyn Strauss and Naughty Dog president Evan Wells also serve as executive producers.
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