The Last Of Us Part 2 Download Size Officially Revealed, And It’s Big!

The Last Of Us Part 2 Download Size Officially Revealed, And It’s Big!
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Gamers breathed a collective sigh of relief last week when it was announced by Sony and Naughty Dog that its upcoming game, The Last of Us Part II, would be released on June 19.

Initially slated for a February release, the game was pushed back into May. Then, when the COVID-19 pandemic struck the world, the game’s release was delayed “indefinitely.” Gamers were worried that they might have to wait into the fall or possibly into 2021 before getting to take control of Joel and Ellie again.

However, those worries proved to be unfounded, as the game was only moved back a few weeks.

Now that players know when they can expect to see this game appear on shelves and in the PlayStation online store, more information is starting to come out. One bit of news that raised some eyebrows is the download size of the game.

The Last of Us Part II will reportedly take up 100GB of storage space on your PlayStation 4. The physical copy of the game will also have two discs, similar to Rockstar’s massive open world cowboy adventure, Red Dead Redemption 2.

As games continue to grow larger and defy our expectations, it stands to reason that they will need additional space on our hard drives to run.

Final Fantasy VII Remake, which released in April to rave reviews, was equally large, which demanded some reorganizing of storage space for gamers all over the world.

This is fairly common when a large game comes out. Users go through their system, deleting old installation data to make room for the new game. This does not delete your saved games, it only removes the game itself from your hard drive. Then, when you decide you want to play the game again, you only have to download it once more.

The Last of Us Part II is a sequel to the PlayStation 3 classic zombie adventure, The Last of Us. It is set several years after that story, and if the trailers are any indication, the player will be taking control of Ellie for most of this game. Joel, the primary playable character from The Last of Us, was confirmed to be in the game, so it would be shocking if players didn’t get the chance to retake control of him once more.

The Last of Us Part II was recently plagued by a massive spoiler leak online, which seemed to detail the game’s ending. While Sony has not given any information on the origins of this leak, they did confirm it was the doing of an outside party and not anyone currently or formerly associated with either Sony or Naughty Dog.