Sony Assures Fans That The Last Of Us Part 2 Story Leaks Have Not Impacted Preorders For The Game

Sony Assures Fans That The Last Of Us Part 2 Story Leaks Have Not Impacted Preorders For The Game
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If you’ve been following the release of The Last of Us Part 2, you’d surely know that it has been riddled with controversy.

A number of major story leaks were accessed by hackers and subsequently linked online. Comment sections and social media platforms all over the internet have been a source of gamer outrage for weeks now. While we’re most assuredly not going to go into the specifics of those leaks here, they are nonetheless widespread enough to cause outrage among gamers.

Many who are speaking out against the content of the leaks are calling for a boycott of the game, stating that players should not buy it because of a number of story elements.

According to Sony, those cries have fallen on deaf ears. The company has assured everyone that preorders remain healthy, despite the story leaks.

The CEO of PlayStation, Jim Ryan, stated that preorder demand in Europe is even greater than Marvel’s Spider-Man, which is really saying something. Spider-Man is held in very high esteem among gamers, with many calling it one of the best exclusives in the lifecycle of the PlayStation 4. It is still the best selling superhero video game in the history of the United States.

Ryan went on to talk more about The Last of Us Part 2, stating, “We hope this’ll be the defining game for this generation.”

When the leaks first hit the internet, fan speculation ran wild that some dissention in the ranks at either Sony or Naughty Dog led to someone at either company releasing the spoilers. However, Sony has confirmed recently that none of these spoilers originated from anyone associated with Naughty Dog or Sony. It was apparently a hacking group that was able to gain access to Naughty Dog’s servers, though this case is still open and under investigation.

When The Last of Us released on the PlayStation 3, it was widely loved. But it truly came into its own when it was remastered and released on the PlayStation 4. There has been no word on whether or not The Last of Us Part 2 will be getting a release on the upcoming PlayStation 5, which is slated to hit stores this holiday season.

However, we might be getting some word on that later this week. Sony is going to be presenting the PlayStation 5 on June 4, with a special stream on YouTube and Twitch.

“We’ve shared technical specifications and shown you the new DualSense wireless controller,” Ryan said, regarding the PlayStation 5. “That’s why I’m excited to share that we will soon give you a first look at the games you’ll be playing after PlayStation 5 launches this holiday.”

The Last of Us Part 2 will release on June 19, 2020.