After being delayed several times, The Last of Us: Part 2 now has the final release date on June 19th , 2020. The pre-order page that was shuted down has now been activated again, and now gamers have a little picture of how big the size of the game, especially for those who are interested in buying via digital.
The Last of Us: Part II will certainly be released in 2 discs for the physical version, but for those of you who cannot leave the house in this current conditions, you will have to prepare your internet as well as the large storage because the game will fit at least 100 GB in size according to the game’s pre-order page.
The Last of Us: Part II is a full single-player game without multiplayer components, so you can say that Naughty Dog is not playing when calling this game as their most ambitious project.
In comparison, other games that reach 100GB and above are Red Dead Redemption 2, Final Fantasy XV and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019. All of them are have a wide open-world or massive multiplayer components to be the reason for the huge size. The Last of Us: Part 2 has large areas but the game progression remains linear. We’ll see what makes the game need that much storage at the time of release later.
The Last of Us 2 sounds like it’ll be much more violent and sexually explicit than its predecessor, if its ESRB rating is anything to go by.
The game’s website now features an ESRB rating of ‘M’ for Mature which, in itself, isn’t a surprise as it’s the same rating awarded to its predecessor.
However, the content warning describes ‘blood and gore’, ‘intense violence’, ‘nudity’, ‘sexual content’, ‘strong language’ and ‘use of drugs’. And, while The Last of Us’s rating warned of ‘blood and gore’, ‘intense violence’, ‘sexual themes’ and ‘strong language’, it seems that Naughty Dog is upping the nudity and sexual content in the game’s sequel.
While we’re not surprised that The Last of Us 2 is going to be extremely violent (the trailers have suggested that), this will be the first Naughty Dog game to feature nudity.
The Last of Us: Part II will be released exclusively for PS4 on June 19, 2020.