The Last Of Us Part II Digital Pre-Loads Are Now Live Ahead Of June 19 Release

The Last Of Us Part II Digital Pre-Loads Are Now Live Ahead Of June 19 Release
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After several delays, what could be the most anticipated game in recent memory, and certainly the most anticipated game of the current generation — The Last of Us Part II — is set to release on the PlayStation 4 in less than one week, and with that in mind, pre-loads for the game’s digital versions are now live.

While players won’t be able to begin Ellie’s next chapter in The Last of Us Part II until June 19, you can fully install the game on your PlayStation 4 right now to ensure that you’ll be able to begin the game as soon as it goes live. To do so, you’ll need to make sure that you have around 80GB of free memory, as the game will have a file size of 76.97GB.

Critics who have gotten pre-release review copies of the game have been more than kind to The Last of Us Part II, as it’s receiving a ton of perfect scores. Of course, these reviews didn’t feature any spoilers, but, given all of the perfect scores it’s receiving, you’d have to assume that it’s a worthy follow-up to the first game.

As for the game’s length, reviewers are reporting that it’ll take players somewhere around 25 to 30 hours to complete, which is a good five to ten hours longer than the first game.

Even though The Last of Us Part II’s story details were leaked online following its delay, the game’s co-writer, Neil Druckmann, says he’s confident that once people get their hands on it, they won’t be disappointed, even if it takes them to some uncomfortable places.

“But we know once people get their hands on it, they’re going to feel what it is we’re after whether they’ve seen it or not, and that’s what made us confident,” said Druckmann. “It’s going to be uncomfortable for a while, the games gonna be out there, and I think you’re going to get what we want you to get out of it.”

In advance of the game’s release, the developers, the Sony-owned Naughty Dog, detailed The Last of Us Part II’s day one patch, and its details can be seen below.

  • Added: Photo Mode
  • Concept Art Gallery
  • Model Viewer
  • General bug fixes and improvements
  • Additional accessibility options

Now that we’re less than one week away from its release, it’s probably safe to say that The Last of Us Part II will launch for the PlayStation 4 on June 19.