Troy Baker On The Last Of Us Part II: ‘I Don’t Know If People Will Like It Or Hate It’

Troy Baker On The Last Of Us Part II: ‘I Don’t Know If People Will Like It Or Hate It’
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Before The Last of Us Part II was delayed indefinitely by Sony, Troy Baker, the actor who voices Joel, talked about the highly-anticipated sequel, saying that he doesn’t know if people will like it or hate, but he does know that people won’t feel indifferent about it.

While speaking with Fandom before the BAFTA awards ceremony, the actor behind The Last of Us Part II’s co-lead character talked about the feeling within Naughty Dog now that the game’s release date is almost upon us. Again, it’s worth noting that the interview took place before the game was delayed.

“So here we are now — I think three or four years from that moment of him first having an idea — to now being literally days away from it being released,” said Baker. “And again we find ourselves in that same position of: I don’t know whether people are going to like it or they’re going to hate it, but they definitely will not be ambivalent about it.”

Of course, given that the game hasn’t been released yet, we don’t know how big of a role Joel will have in the sequel to Naughty Dog’s 2013 survival-horror blockbuster, as he’s barely been shown in any of the pre-release footage. Now that the game has been delayed, we’ll have to wait even longer to see what the developers have in store for the first game’s lead character.

Many have predicted that Joel will meet his demise in The Last of Us Part II, which would send Ellie off to get revenge, which seems to be the theme of the sequel. Also, the most recent trailer heavily suggests that Joel gets taken out right in front of Ellie, but the trailer was carefully crafted, which means that the developers wanted you to think something that might not be accurate.

As of right now, we don’t know when The Last of Us Part II will be released on the PlayStation 4, as Sony hasn’t given the game a new release date, nor will they until the COVID-19 situation is under control. Of course, the game was originally supposed to launch at the end of next month.

It’s probably going to be a few more weeks until we hear anything new regarding a possible release date for The Last of Us Part II, as we could get a new release date for the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive over the summer, likely in June or July.