The Last of Us 2 might be revealed next week

Naughty Dog could reveal The Last of Us 2 next month during Sony's special PlayStation Experience event.

Published Thu, Nov 24 2016 11:11 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:57 AM CST

Rumor has it that The Last of US 2 could be officially unveiled at Sony's PlayStation Experience event next month.

The Last of Us 2 might be revealed next week |

Gamers are speculating that The Last of Us 2 could show up at the PSX 2016 event on December 1 alongside Sony's major first-party PS4 exclusives. According to well-known games insider Shinobi602, gamers may not have to "wait as long as E3 2017" for the sequel to be announced. Shinobi has a spot-on track record for teases and predictions, so we might see the game unveiled in just a week.

While the rumor is admittedly shaky, Naughty Dog has apparently been developing The Last of Us 2 since 2014. Voice actor Nolan North outright confirmed the sequel would be happening, and Naughty Dog writer Josh Scherr also slipped up and mentioned The Last of Us 2 on a livestream session.

"All the facial animation in the Uncharted series was led up by Eric, here," Scherr said during a livestream session, ad-libbing and thinking on his feet "and [on] the first The Last of Us. Uh, did I say the first The Last of Us?"

The sequel was also spotted on ex-Naughty Dog dev Michael Knowland's Linked In profile way back in April 2014.

Finally, last but certainly not least, Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann says the team has been experimenting with ideas for The Last of Us 2.

"The answer is - and this is totally honest, and I've said this in the past - that when Bruce and I moved over to Uncharted 4, we were brainstorming ideas for The Last Of Us 2 with new characters; ideas for TLOU 2 with Joel and Ellie; ideas for a sci-fi game; ideas for a fantasy game, and building prototypes for each one of those ideas.

"And just as we were getting close to settling or narrowing that list down, we were asked to work on Uncharted 4."

So we pretty much know a sequel is happening, but we don't exactly know when. A Last of Us 2 announcement during PSX 2016 would be a nice motivator to push PlayStation 4 Pro sales, especially if Sony sells the HDR and 4K gaming compatibility.

Sony's PlayStation Experience 2016 event kicks off on December 1, 2016 at 1pm EST / 10am PST.

The following games will be showcased and be playable at the event:

  • 2064: Read Only Memories
  • 3on3 Freestyle
  • Aaero
  • Ace Combat 7
  • Batman: Arkham VR
  • Bound
  • Boundless
  • Brawlhalla
  • Chasm
  • Cosmic Star Heroine
  • Cryptark
  • Death Tales
  • Death's Gambit
  • Destiny: Rise of Iron
  • Disc Jam
  • Divide
  • Drawn to Death
  • EarthNight
  • Eitr
  • Eve Valkyrie
  • Everything
  • Fallen Legion
  • Fantasy Strike
  • Farpoint
  • Flinthook
  • For Honor
  • Full Throttle Remastered
  • Future Unfolding
  • FutureGrind
  • Gang Beasts
  • Garou: Mark of the Wolves
  • GNOG
  • Graceful Explosion Machine
  • Gravity Rush 2
  • GT Sport
  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone
  • Heart Forth, Alicia
  • Here They Lie
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Human: Fall Flat
  • I Expect You To Die
  • Jenny LeClue: Detectiv├║
  • Just Shapes & Beats
  • Killing Floor 2
  • Knights and Bikes
  • Let It Die
  • Loot Rascals
  • Mages of Mystralia
  • Masquerada: Songs and Shadows
  • MLB The Show (presumably 17)
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
  • Monsters and Monocles
  • Mosaic
  • NBA 2KVR
  • Nidhogg 2
  • Night in the Woods
  • Nioh
  • Obduction
  • Orcs Must Die! Unchained
  • Persona 5
  • Plague Road
  • Pox Nora
  • Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin
  • Pyre
  • Rain World
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Randall
  • Ray's the Dead
  • Refactor
  • Resident Evil 7 biohazard
  • RIGS Mechanized Combat League (PS VR)
  • Robinson: The Journey (PS VR)
  • Salt and Sanctuary
  • Shadow Warrior 2
  • Shakedown: Hawaii
  • SmuggleCraft
  • Snake Pass
  • Sniper Ghost Warrior 3
  • Sonic Mania
  • Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One: Scarif
  • Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One: X-wing VR Mission
  • Statik
  • Street Fighter V
  • Sundered
  • The Church in the Darkness
  • The King of Fighters XIV
  • The Last Guardian
  • Tooth and Tail
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End: Survival
  • Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
  • VR Worlds
  • Watch Dogs 2
  • XING: The Land Beyond
  • Yakuza 0
  • YIIK: A Postmodern RPG
  • Yooka-Laylee

Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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