Naughty Dog and PlayStation are currently wishing they could hit the reset button in 2020 right now.
PlayStation’s highly-anticipated exclusive title, The Last of Us Part II, had its wig pushed back indefinitely thanks to the coronavirus, but little did the studio behind the game know that would be the least of its worries. A significant leak has hit the web revealing major plot details and pivotal cutscenes that basically spoiling the game. If you’re wondering about the authenticity of the videos, the voice work, and character models, all but confirm the videos are indeed real.
Sony and Naughty Dog have not confirmed the authenticity of the leaked material. However, they have been working rapidly to remove videos from Youtube where the video originated from and Reddit threads but can still be found on gaming forums like ResetEra.
Allegedly, word on the Twitter streets is that a disgruntled ex-Naughty Dog employee is behind the leaks. That would make sense due to what hit the web.
The Last of Us Part II was first unveiled back in December 2016 and then showed off in during a preview event back in September. The game was initially slated to be released in February 2020, then it was delayed to May 2020 before eventually being Sony, and Naughty Dog announced the game was being shelved indefinitely.
With this recent turn of events, who knows, maybe Naughty Dog and Sony will decide to release the game now due to the leak. Developers are working hard as we speak to finalize the game.
Of course, the video game world is reacting to the massive leak. A lot of fans of the franchise were left disappointed by what they saw and are glad they didn’t spend money on the game…yet. You can peep all of the reactions in the gallery below.
Photo: PlayStation / Naughty Dog
THE NAUGHTY DOG LEAKS PROVED THAT WE CAN'T HAVE SHIT THIS YEAR pic.twitter.com/mMwZMI6TeM— Wyvern (@EllaWyvern) April 27, 2020
bruh these last of us part 2 leaks... WTF was naughty dog thinking??? Did they hire these dumbasses to write the script???? pic.twitter.com/N0LHlzTVT3— Roronoa Zoro (@lundtopa) April 27, 2020
Naughty dog releasing the last of us part 2 as fast as they possibly can after the entire fucking game was leaked: pic.twitter.com/tSAOBoQRCZ— kaden (proud gay rat) (@violetsrat) April 26, 2020
One of my most anticipated games of 2020.... and it's all leaked because Naughty Dog overworked their employees and the script looks like a shitshow I really can't have shit in 2020 huh? pic.twitter.com/2z00YHkIrw— Black Astronaut :^) 🤡🌍🔥 (@leojones8675) April 27, 2020
>treats employees like shit— adam (@_Squidpai) April 27, 2020
>game gets leaked by employees
Naughty Dog : pic.twitter.com/jvo4JgfzoE
TLOU2 leaks pretty much confirmed and holy shit did they fuck this game up. Like the whole plot is edgy fanfic levels of terrible. I adored the first one, but this is exactly why I don’t buy pre-orders, ever.— 50% Sea, 50% Weed (@seaweed_actual) April 27, 2020
I was so excited for this for YEARS. Naughty Dog fucken blows, dude. pic.twitter.com/0PDLHgQMuI
❌Naughty Dog leadership wrong for crunch time and unnecessary game delays— Mike, aka ElectricDCx (@PSN_ElectricDC) April 27, 2020
❌Angry Dev wrong to leak TLOU2 story, no matter how poorly he was treated
❌Fanboys wrong spoiling to get revenge in the console wars
2 wrongs don’t make a right, and 3 wrongs make for a lousy Monday
That crunched employee getting revenge on Naughty Dog by leaking the entire fucking plot for Last of Us 2 pic.twitter.com/qYRoA5mVEW— damo🪐💫 (@MFDAMO) April 27, 2020
Saw THE LAST OF US 2, Naughty Dog, etc trending. Assumed there must be a new trailer. Clicked on one of the trends, immediately had the entire game spoiled for me. So, uh...don't click on those trends, folks.— Wampler!™ (@ScottWamplerBMD) April 27, 2020
Naughty Dog showing the money they made from The Last of Us 2 after the leaks 🤩😍 pic.twitter.com/yVCm3E1Rl0— Frosty (@FrostFlame726) April 27, 2020
The worst thing is that Naughty Dog keeps pretending like the leaks never happened. Their communication with the fans is non-existent.— 𝐁𝐚𝐫𝐭 (@ClunkSpider) April 27, 2020
How Naughty Dog got me feeling after reading The Last Of Us 2 leaks... pic.twitter.com/KOY1B9Fzv7— SKK (@StepKickKing) April 27, 2020
don’t be blaming naughty dog for the leaks or the delay and definitely don’t be stating that it’s karma they deserve, Sony made the final decision to delay the game because they’re fucking greedy ... the only thing naughty dog have done wrong is not addressing the leaks that’s it pic.twitter.com/gTou0753WM— Jordy 🌱 (@19_6_2020) April 27, 2020
Holy shit. The leaks were true about Last of Us Part 2. Just..... Fuck off Naughty Dog. Glad I didn't pre order this game. pic.twitter.com/EAP5ARhouc— Killer Critic (@KillerCriticMan) April 27, 2020