Sony has confirmed to Gamesindustry.biz that the leaker of The Last of Us Part II has been found. While no identity was revealed due to the investigation is continuing, it did say that the person does not work for Naughty Dog or Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Earlier this week, on April 27, videos of cutscenes and gameplay were posted online that revealed major spoilers of Naughty Dog’s followup to its 2013 post-apocalyptic hit. This came a few weeks after the indefinite delay of the title due to retail stores being closed, and not everyone would be able to play the game at launch with the coronavirus pandemic.
Neil Druckmann, the creative director behind the first entry and the upcoming sequel posted on Twitter about how he was “glad this got cleared up” and that there will be a lot of misinformation out there. When the game launches, he will go into detail about what happened.
Glad this got cleared up, but there are a lot of other false rumors out there. Looking forward to discussing all of this once the game is out.
(Avoid comments if you don’t want spoilers) ❤️ https://t.co/q5U3aMnhse
— Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) May 1, 2020
The day The Last of Us Part II leaks came out, Naughty Dog released a statement to its fans.
“We know the last few days have been incredibly difficult for you,” the statement reads. “We feel the same. It’s disappointing to see the release and sharing of pre-release footage from development. Do your best to avoid spoilers and we ask that you don’t spoil it for others. The Last of Us Part II will be in your hands soon. No matter what you see and hear, the final experience will be worth it.”
The Last of Us Part II now has a release date as of that same day. You will get your hands on the PS4 exclusive on June 19.