Multiplayer Beta For The Last Of Us Part II Could Be Announced By PlayStation Soon

Multiplayer Beta For The Last Of Us Part II Could Be Announced By PlayStation Soon
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It was recently revealed that on September 24, PlayStation will hold a media event in Los Angeles, California for The Last of Us Part II, which we haven’t seen new footage from in over a year, as the game was last shown during 2018’s E3 conference.

According to industry insider ZhugeEX, who is usually a pretty reliable source of information, the attendees of the behind-closed-doors event later this month will get to experience three new hours of gameplay. Of course, it’s unlikely that PlayStation will allow the media to experience three new hours of the game’s story, which probably means that the media event for The Last of Us Part II will feature the game’s multiplayer modes.

Rumor has it that PlayStation will do an event later this month and that it’ll likely be a State of Play live stream which will reveal more information on three upcoming titles. So, while the publisher and the developer might not publicly reveal anything either during or after The Last of Us Part II’s media event in a few weeks, they might be planning to do so during the rumored live stream later this month.

Naughty Dog’s last major release was back in 2015 when they shipped Uncharted 4: A Theif’s End, and before its release, there was an open multiplayer beta for the game. So, it’s likely that they’ll do the same thing before the release of The Last of Us Part II.

Another rumor regarding The Last of Us Part II suggests that the game will be released next May, so the possible multiplayer beta announcement could be paired with a release date reveal, which at this point, is about the only thing fans of the first game are waiting for.

If we don’t get any major news regarding what’s arguably PlayStation’s most anticipated upcoming exclusive before the end of the month, then we could get a bit of new information during the Madrid Games Week event, which is currently scheduled to take place from October 3-6, as it was recently revealed that PlayStation, along with Naughty Dog, will be present in the Spanish capital.

Other titles that PlayStation will put on display during the week include Medievil, Nioh 2, Predator: Hunting Grounds, Marvel’s Iron Man VR, and the Final Fantasy VII Remake. So, there should be a ton of big news coming out of next month’s Madrid Games Week, as Sony is gearing up for what should be a pretty great 2020.