The Last of Us Part II is Naughty Dog’s Longest Game Ever

The Last of Us Part II is Naughty Dog’s Longest Game Ever

Director Neil Druckmann has said that The Last of Us Part II is the studio's most ambitious game ever made.

The Last of Us Part II finally has a release date and it’s looking pretty stunning, too. In addition to being a technical marvel though, it seems as though the game will take you a fair amount of time to complete.

Following the reveal of the latest trailer for The Last of Us Part II today, the game’s director Neil Druckmann took to the PlayStation Blog to share some more information about the title. Druckmann said that work on the game began over five years ago at this point and that the team at Naughty Dog feels great pressure to live up to the expectations that have carried over after the success of the last title.

Druckmann went on to also explain that The Last of Us Part II’s scope and ambition quickly grew in the early days of the project. “What we realized pretty early on is that we were putting together Naughty Dog’s most ambitious and longest game in our 35 year history,” Druckmann said in the post. “To tell this kind of story the game needed to be massive.”

Perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that The Last of Us Part II is going to be this massive. Naughty Dog is a studio that has continually tried to one-up themselves over the years and to see them continue to do so with their latest project is almost expected. Still, it’s a bit crazy to think about a game that will be longer and more ambitious than that of Uncharted 4.

The Last of Us Part II is set to hit PS4 next year on February 21, 2020. Until then, you can today start pre-ordering any of the game’s various editions for yourself.