Naughty Dog Uses A New Twitter Feature To Fight Against Leaked Spoilers For The Last Of Us Part 2

Naughty Dog Uses A New Twitter Feature To Fight Against Leaked Spoilers For The Last Of Us Part 2
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Don’t worry, this article does NOT feature any spoilers for The Last of Us Part II. 

Spoilers for The Last of Us Part II are running rampant on the internet, with social media platforms and website comment sections no longer save for the casual gamer to browse.

Naughty Dog has been battling back against these widespread spoiler leaks since the developer first fell victim to a hacking group earlier this year.

Any comment section or tweet related to this game appears to be a ripe battleground for enraged fanboys to attempt to spoil the game for the masses, posting major elements of the game’s ending and complaining before they’ve seen the final product.

Of course, any tweet sent out by Naughty Dog is a prime target and has led to many longtime fans of the franchise receiving massive spoilers that practically ruin the game’s story. Thankfully, Naughty Dog is now using a new feature on Twitter that lets you select who can respond to your tweets.

This feature is still in the early testing phase, but Naughty Dog is getting some good use out of it. It’s not available to everyone, but once it gets a wider release, Twitter users will be able to determine whether everyone, just people you follow, or just people that you mention will be able to respond to specific tweets.

The Last of Us Part 2 has had a long and bumpy road leading up to its June release date.

First, there were rumors of crunch culture plaguing the developer. Crunch culture speaks to a mentality wherein a development studio pushes employees to work long hard hours to their detriment in order to meet unreasonable deadlines. Former employees of Naughty Dog were speaking out against their ex-employer, while many others rose to the company’s defense.

Then, of course, there were the delays. The game was pushed back several times, with its original February release date being moved back to May. Then, when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, gamers were once more disappointed when The Last of Us Part 2 was pushed back into June.

The most recent setback for Naughty Dog was the leaking of sensitive plot information. Originally, it was believed that a disgruntled former employee had leaked the information, but it was later confirmed by Sony that the leaks were the work of outside hackers, and had nothing to do with either Naughty Dog or Sony.

The Last of us Part 2 will release on June 19, 2020 on the PlayStation 4 console.