Troy Baker Responds To The Last Of Us Part II Leaks, Says It’s Naughty Dog’s Most Ambitious Game

Troy Baker Responds To The Last Of Us Part II Leaks, Says It’s Naughty Dog’s Most Ambitious Game
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Towards the end of last month, the plot from The Last of Us Part II got leaked online. If you’ve been able to avoid spoilers since the leak, don’t worry, you won’t see any in this article.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Naughty Dog delayed The Last of Us Part II’s release indefinitely, but almost immediately after the game’s plot was leaked, the developers revealed its new June 19 release date. Of course, there’s always a chance that it’ll get delayed yet again, but Naughty Dog and Sony are confident that there won’t be another delay.

During a recent Instagram live Q&A, Troy Baker, who voices Joel, responded to recent leaks, saying that a few screenshots won’t be able to ruin the most ambitious game Naughty Dog has ever developed.

“Oh dude, it doesn’t matter,” said Baker. “Look, if you think that game can be ruined by a couple of screenshots… really? A studio with thirty plus years of development, with so many awards under their belt they can’t even put them all in one trophy closet.

“This is the biggest, most ambitious game they’ve ever done. You really think that that experience can be undone by a couple of screenshots? Think six years of development can be undone by that? It’s a game, it’s a game. You have to experience it. That’s all I’m gonna say.”

Before the game’s plot got leaked, Baker said that he’s not sure whether or not people will like it, but he knows that people won’t be indifferent to it. He also urged everyone to be open-minded while playing through The Last of Us Part II, adding that closed-minded people won’t get the most out of Naughty Dog’s upcoming survival/horror sequel.

After the game was officially delayed, Sony pulled The Last of Us Part II off of the PlayStation Store and began handing out refunds to those who pre-ordered the game digitally. But, the game was re-added to the PS Store shortly after its new release date was announced.

The file size for The Last of Us Part II was recently revealed, as it’ll be the biggest PlayStation 4 exclusive to date, requiring over 100GB of free space to install. Additionally, like with Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption II, physical versions of TLOU II will come with two discs, one of which will install the game on your console.

Barring any further delays, The Last of Us Part II will launch of the PlayStation 4 on June 19.