Showing posts with label Sony Entertainment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sony Entertainment. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

PlayStation 5 to Release in Holiday 2020

Sony has officially revealed their next-gen console to be PlayStation 5, will be launching on holiday 2020.

Only a few months back, lead system architect Mark Cerny of Sony Interactive Entertainment has revealed some hardware plans for their upcoming next-gen PlayStation video game console he was working at back in April 2019.

Though it is no longer a surprise at this point and kind of obvious that Sony will officially call it PlayStation 5 and CEO Jim Ryan has announced a launching window of holiday 2020 for their upcoming successor to PlayStation 4.

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PlayStation 5 to Release in Holiday 2020

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PS5 will introduce a new controller that focuses on an immersive gameplay experience for players via sense of touch. SIE is going to replace their rumble technology of 5th generation of consoles with haptics feedback.

Regardless of driving racing cars or exploring through various rough terrains, they all will feel different. Secondly, their team is working on an aspect called adaptive triggers that will be integrated with L2 and R2 trigger buttons.

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It emphasizes on activities like pushing the accelerator of a moving car on an unfriendly road or drawing a bow to shoot an arrow and when combined with haptics, this will create a unique experience for each performed action.

Of course, there is almost a year ahead of us for PlayStation 5 to release and Sony will reveal more info on their next-gen console in the mean time and by then, many AAA-blockbusters will arrive on PS4 to keep everyone busy.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PS4 Pro Bundle Revealed

A brand-new PlayStation 4 Pro Bundle is coming for Activision’s highly anticipated shooter Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

Only a few weeks from anticipating release on this holiday season, upcoming first-person shooter game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is coming to all major platforms like PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 25, 2019.

To celebrate the epic launch of latest Call of Duty spin-off series title release, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced a brand-new PS4 Pro console bundle today in association with developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PS4 Pro Bundle Revealed

RELATED: PlayStation State of Play September 2019

CoD: MW base game on Blu-Ray disc will be bundled with a jet-black 1TB PS4 Pro console and a matching DualShock 4 wireless controller. By purchasing the bundle, you can save off $59.99 retail price for MW Standard Edition on PS4.

Modern Warfare will raise all stakes higher than ever and players who own a 4K TV will truly appreciate all that action in 4K resolution. Playing on HD TV will also offer increased image clarity using Supersampling Mode of PS4 Pro.

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Priced $399.99 only, the bundle is already available on Best Buy for pre-order and will come to other storefronts like Amazon, GameStop, Walmart and select stores around Canada and U.S. soon on October 25, 2019.

As leaked earlier and now confirmed through recent announcement, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will feature a timed exclusive content Spec Ops Survival mode for a full year and this is unlike anything Sony has ever done before.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Death Stranding TV Commercial Trailer

Norman Reedus narrates Sam's journey in world of Death Stranding in a newly released TV commercial trailer.

After initial announcement back in E3 2016 event, developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment took their sweet time in revealing more details on their upcoming action game Death Stranding.

Now that we are only a month away from its official release date of November 8, 2019, game director Hideo Kojima has slowly started unpacking bits and pieces of his much anticipated PlayStation 4-exclusive title for eager fans.

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Death Stranding TV Commercial Trailer

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In a latest reveal, official YouTube channel for PlayStation launched a brand-new TV commercial trailer today.




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Opening scene of the commercial will come to anyone unfamiliar with concept of Death Stranding as a dramatic portrayal of a delivery man's journey who is just out there facing his daily woes to do his job but it is far more than that.

Actor Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) starring in as lead character Sam Porter Bridges, who is on a critical mission to unite a disconnected civilization by reconnecting its people by creating bonds among them.

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Sam walks near the edge of a crater that was created by a "Voidout" and sees a group of MULE enemies coming for him. Rather than engaging, he tries to avoid them and even refrain from killing even though his rivals were not feeling the same.

Yet he kept moving to do his job despite all obstacles thrown at him and at one point, Sam his Bridge Baby to see one of the menacing otherworldly beings known as "Beached Things" or simply called BTs slowly arise from ground far-off.

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Despite being overly vague as always, new trailer actually cut to the chase and explains what Sam is up to. Narrated by Reedus himself, the video may draw some extra attention from television audience due to his popularity in TWD.

At launch, Death Stranding will be available in four different editions for PS4 console and Collector's Edition is worth $199.99. Hideo Kojima has assured fans that its multiplayer aspect will not require subscription to PlayStation Plus.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

The Last of Us Part 2 Gameplay Details

Newly revealed The Last of Us Part II gameplay demo details on new ability features and enemy types.

Recently showcased on State of Play episode, developer Naughty Dog released a new story trailer for upcoming action-adventure game The Last of Us Part II and is coming exclusively to PlayStation 4 on February 21, 2020.

There was a media event held on September 24 for TLoU2 in Los Angeles, where they presented a short demo for select crowd that reveals new gameplay details, features and visual improvements made for the much awaited sequel.

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The Last of Us Part II Gameplay Details

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Game director Neil Druckmann breaks down gameplay details of The Last of Us Part II in newly shown footage.




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Ellie is nineteen now and during early phase of the demo, Ellie would share beautiful moments with her companion, Dina. These two spending time together in Wyoming wilderness slowly build up a premise for what comes next.

By second half of demo, she becomes really violent and will stop at nothing to exact revenge on people who hurt her loved ones. When in Seattle, she encounters a hostile group of survivors who kept Joel's brother, Tommy captive.

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Heartfelt Story Moments

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No matter how cruel and harsh they are, these enemies she faces are real people with friends or families and therefore, taking them down will cause people close to them scream in grief but that is a price you have to pay to survive.

Ellie starts patrolling on horseback through abandoned towns of Jackson, Wyoming in snow. She and Dina go looking for any sign of infected Clickers, looters or even some survivors within empty buildings as their primary objective.

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A Clicker Encounter

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They leave behind the snowy landscape when entering to neighborhood of Seattle, where her surroundings are covered in green. This is where things start going topsy turvy and she had to take a stand against a ruthless enemy group.

Now that she is no longer a little girl, Ellie is more flexible and can do a lot of stuff compared to Joel. She can jump to reach higher areas to find a way out and even able to dodge close-range attacks to save her neck from a slashing axe.

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Dodging is a newly added feature that can come in very handy in times of avoiding a surprise attack or sort of try to corner you. Naughty Dog has developed an improved AI for opponents to act smarter and be a bit unpredictable at times.

Another latest aspect of her movement is crawling ability that gives her an edge for stealth, allowing her to quickly get out of enemy sight. However, enemies use trained guard dog to sniff you out and track down even if you are hiding.

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Analog Stealth System

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Of course, you can stay away from them by activating Listen Mode and follow your scent trail but after you manage to kill their handler, whether you chose to leave them or take them down is totally up to your own moral choice.

Further playthrough will unlock abilities for Ellie and there are multiple skill upgrade paths to choose from depending on your preferred playstyle. Stealth focus is largely leaned towards survival and crafting lets her upgrade melee weapons.

RELATED: The Last of Us Part 2 Only Playable Character is Ellie

Also, since entire studio became very busy creating an ambitious single-player experience, Naughty Dog has confirmed on recent press event to unfortunately backtracking from their early plans of including multiplayer components.

The Last of Us Part II has largely improved on core gameplay mechanics of critically-acclaimed original from 2013 and is coming on two discs due to size of its overall content, which will hopefully be worth waiting for such long.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The Last of Us 2 Release Date and Collector's Edition Announced

Naughty Dog reveals official release date and Collector's Editions for Last of Us Part II on Sony's recent State of Play.

Ever since game director Neil Druckmann posted out about wrapping up shooting for The Last of Us Part II on Twitter, fans have been speculating about an early 2020 release date for upcoming PlayStation 4 action-adventure game.

Ahead of Sony's recent episode of State of Play presentation, developer Naughty Dog confirmed for TLoU2 to be a part of its showcase and it eventually revealed to come out on February 21, 2020 via a newly released trailer.

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The Last of Us II Release Date and Collector's Edition Announced

RELATED: The Last of Us 2 Confirmed For Sony State of Play

Check out the newly released launch date trailer for Last of Us Part II that reveals parts of its story as well.




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In a vague manner, the video picks up from an early trailer shown at E3 2018 and pick things up from there to match current status quo. It attempts to slowly unravel why Ellie appeared to be a vengeful spirit, who is hell-bent on revenge.

An older Ellie is asked by her love interest Dina about how she would rate their kiss from last night and she just looks at her. Then the scene cuts to show a community that has raised walls to keep away from rest of the world.

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A group of survivors have made a life inside and appears to live in prosperity until one bad day of going for a supply run or survey of some sorts. Ellie decided to tag along with Dina and her friend Jesse, unaware of what is coming to them.

They came across some Cordyceps infected during their excursion in winter and eventually made it through but then an encounter with a mysterious cult proves to be too much for them when Ellie suffers a great loss at their hands.

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She barely made it out and came back alive with a strong resolve for vengeance even though her friends discourage her to go up against such large group called Seraphites but she ran into them like an unstoppable force of reckoning.

Getting into their territory, she ran into some overwhelming odds to handle but kept going, until she found a friendly assistant. Her father figure and an elderly Joel came following to help her who is not willing to let her do this alone.

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Joel Has Returned

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An early post in ResetEra forum from July 2019 claimed that TLoU2 will release Standard, Special, Collector's and Ellie Edition of the game on PS4, which turns out to be quite accurate except for the exclusion of Digital Deluxe Edition.

The Last of Us 2 Collector's Edition comes with a 12" Ellie statue, life-sized replica of her bracelet, lithograph print, mini art book, set of six pins, SteelBook case, stickers and code for bunch of for digital content for just $169.99.

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Last of Us Part II Collector's Edition

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Ellie Edition will be priced $229.99 only for all contents from Collector's Edition on top of an Ellie backpack, embroidery patch and vinyl record. Special Edition comes at $79.99, featuring all digital content from above mentioned versions in a SteelBook.

In terms of buying a Digital Deluxe Edition of TLoU2, players can have all downloadable contents from previously talked about versions of the game for only $69.99 and a digital copy of its Standard Edition, which is priced $59.99 only.

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Last of Us Part II Ellie Edition
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Last of Us Part II Special Edition
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Last of Us Part II Digital Deluxe Edition
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Last of Us Part II Standard Edition

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For retail pre-order or PlayStation Store purchase, players will receive themed PSN avatar of Ellie's tattoo and two unlocks. At launch, ammo capacity upgrade and a training manual for crafting upgrades will unlock instantly.

The Last of Us Part II marks to be one of the most-anticipated releases on PS4 for next year and possibly one of the biggest titles of 2020. Also, a brand-new gameplay video from press event will premiere on September 26, annual Outbreak Day.

PlayStation Plus Free Games for October 2019

October 2019 free games lineup for PlayStation Plus includes The Last of Us Remastered and MLB: The Show 19.

In their third and most recent broadcast of State of Play livestream, members of PlayStation Plus are given a look of upcoming two free PlayStation 4 games lineup for the month of October by Sony Interactive Entertainment.

After complaints from subscribers for past few months, the subscription platform has put out some good games at last. Before new titles arrive for next month on PS Plus, members can still download and play Batman: Arkham Knight and Darksiders III.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for October 2019

We already have a definitive release date of February 21, 2020 set for The Last of Us Part II but before the sequel to post-apocalyptic survival horror adventure arrives, players have a chance to relive an epic journey of Joel and Ellie.

When civilization is fallen after a global pandemic, survivor Joel and Ellie came together by situation to become inseparable. The Last of Us Remastered includes both the main game and its DLC expansion pack The Last of Us: Left Behind.

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The Last of Us Remastered on PlayStation Plus Free Games

If you have some spare time in hand for some simulation baseball game, then developer SIE San Diego Studio have you covered with MLB: The Show 19, most recent outing from popular sports franchise based on Major League Baseball.

Anyone joining between October 1 and October 31 will receive some free in-game content. Redeem five free packs to get a Diamond player for your squad in Diamond Dynasty trading card mode and equipments for Road to the Show player.

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MLB: The Show 19 on PlayStation Plus Free Games

October 2019 is going to be perhaps the biggest month for PlayStation Plus free games and will keep everyone busy till next month. Sony has put two of their top demanding titles on their subscription service for first time only for fans.

Both TLoU and MLB 19 will become available for October 1 to November 4, 2019 on PS Plus. Aside from new freebie lineup for each month, members also enjoy 100 GB cloud storage for game saves and exclusive discounts on PS4 games.

PlayStation State of Play September 2019

September 2019 episode of PlayStation State of Play stream features latest news on upcoming new PS4 releases.

In order to have their own broadcasting format, Sony Interactive Entertainment came up with State of Play livestream back in March and already released two episodes featuring anticipated titles announcement for PlayStation 4 platform.

Back again today, for a third one filled with updates on new content and game reveals, Sony invites excited players to tune in but be sure to leave any expectation at the door of hearing any updates on next-gen console plans.

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PlayStation State of Play September 2019

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Join in for another new episode of State of Play stream that bears major reveal everyone is waiting so long for.




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Humanity | Announced




Scheduled for launching in 2020, Humanity is a mysterious new game from developer studio Enhance Games about how humans act in big crowds that could be best described as a vivid human behavior simulation for PS4 and PS VR.

Players will be tasked to navigate large groups of people to overcome an obstacle or go through different situations based on "Boids" theory, which dictates how flock of birds are compelled to move to a single direction altogether following instinct.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare | Story Trailer




A reboot to popular Call of Duty sub-series from developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision, upcoming first-person shooter Call of Duty: Modern Warfare amps up the already raised tension to top with its story setting.

Fan-favorite Captain Price has returned and original story is re-imagined once again with certain aspects crossing some grey area to match with the reality of today's world since storytelling in video games have changed drastically.

RELATED: The Last of Us 2 Confirmed For Sony State of Play

Wattam | Gameplay Trailer




Long after making an official reveal back in 2015 and being delayed from 2018, Wattam from developer Funomena and publisher Annapurna Interactive is finally looking at a December 2019 release window for arriving on PS4 consoles.

In a narrative-based journey, players assume the role of a cube-shaped Mayor to a number of colorful objects who explores a whimsical world interacting with others and have a dance to have a joyful experience of their life.

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Arise: A Simple Story | Announced
Prepare for a surreal adventure in Arise: A Simple Story, where players discovers themselves guided by a light for taking a journey through a bizarre world chasing happiness and tragedies of life only to discover your time bending ability.

A first-ever look into the vibrant world of Arise from developer Piccolo Studio and publisher Techland feels truly amazing. Entire gameplay is of a 2.5D puzzle platformer title with similar objectives for a man on an emotional trip of his life.

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Arise: A Simple Story Announced

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L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files | Out Now




Time to get back to Los Angeles of 1940's in seven new cases of neo-noir detective action-adventure L.A. Noire that are build for virtual reality by developer Team Bondi and publisher Rockstar Games, available now on PlayStation VR.

Play as Detective Cole Phelps and experience solving cases on all five desks from original game. You can also go boxing, racing cars or spend time at shooting galleries in new mini-games, specifically designed for its VR mechanics.

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PlayStation VR | What's Next




A bunch of brand-new VR games are heading forth PS VR platform this year including titles like After The Fall, Espire 1: VR Operative, Gorn, Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash! and Stardust Odyssey, starting from this month.

With different genre of games coming to the mix from violent shooter to gladiator simulator and even science fiction fantasy adventure by major studios, players are in for some virtual reality adventure treat till next year.

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MediEvil | Demo




Sony has let out a MediEvil short-lived demo today for 2019 upcoming remake of their classic action-adventure hack and slash game from 1998. You take on the role of undead knight Sir Daniel Fortesque to overthrow evil wizard Zarok.

This long-awaited PlayStation era game is being built up from ground in native 4K for modern PS4 consoles. Available until October 7, don't miss out picking Dan's Helmet item from demo to access an extra challenge in full game upon release.

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Civilization VI | Announced




Marking as latest installment of Civilization series, turn-based strategy game Civilization VI is finally announced for PS4 with all expansions. A release window is currently set for fall 2019 when you can start build your own empire.

It is nearly a decade that Sid Meier's legendary franchise has stepped into a PlayStation console but props to developer Firaxis Games and publisher 2K Games for bringing this critically-acclaimed title to Sony platform at long last.

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Death Stranding | Limited Edition PS4 Pro Bundle




When upcoming Hideo Kojima social strand game Death Stranding showed up during State of Play stream, it was to announce a limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro console and it sure was presented in a weird way much like its in-game world.

This custom 1TB PS4 Pro system comes in themed design of the game, a physical copy of the game on Blu-ray discs and packs a translucent orange DualShock 4 controller, which resembled a lot like BB pod for a retail price of $399.99 only.

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Afterparty | Launch Trailer




Mixing up elements from renowned pop-culture movies, developer/publisher Night School Studio came up with an idea of an adventure of two best friends and their adventure in Hell after death for upcoming indie adventure title Afterparty.

Instead of burning there for eternity, Milo and Lola decides to get out on and go back to Earth once again, which is near impossible unless of course they can defeat Satan in a drinking game somehow and earn re-entry into the world of living.

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PlayStation Plus | October 2019




In anticipation of some groundbreaking revelation of its sequel, The Last of Us Remastered is heading to PlayStation Plus next month, so that players can jump into a post-apocalyptic survival horror adventure with Ellie and Joel.

October 2019 monthly PS Plus lineup also includes baseball game MLB The Show 19 from developer SIE San Diego Studio. This latest edition in MLB series lets you relive and recreate all biggest moments from its sports history.

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The Last of Us Part II | Release Date




After production is almost wrapped up, developer Naughty Dog and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment revealed for upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action-adventure game The Last of Us Part II to come out in February 21, 2020.

A brief look at the life of an older Ellie is shown where she had gone through a personal tragedy and it changes her into a vengeful person. As she goes to take on a group on her own, her guardian angel Joel came following to back her up.

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As expected, a handful of updates on new games heading to PS4 were really great to excite fans in anticipation for a guaranteed good time. It's nice to see Sony focused on many promising IP from indie developers aside from high profile AAA-titles.

The Last of Us Part II was the only title that confirmed by developer Naughty Dog about showing up at State of Play showcase and they revealed an early 2020 dates just as suggested earlier in a ResetEra forum post earlier this year.

Friday, September 20, 2019

The Last of Us 2 Confirmed For Sony State of Play

Ahead of Sony's next State of Play livestream, Naughty Dog confirmed for The Last of Us Part II to show up.

Upon announcement of a new episode of State of Play presentation from Sony Interactive Entertainment set for September 24, many were hoping to see more of upcoming PlayStation 4 action-adventure game The Last of Us Part II.

For long, there has been no presence of the game or whatsoever in any of major video game media events of 2019 so far and then developer Naughty Dog made a Twitter announcement today that finally confirms TLoU2 to be part of it.

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The Last of Us 2 Confirmed For Sony State of Play

RELATED: The Last of Us Part II Rumored to Release in February 2020

Earlier this year on March, Sony started rolling out Nintendo Direct-like video presentations featuring news of their upcoming high-profile exclusive releases and their next show will air on this Tuesday, 1:00 PM PDT/4:00 PM EDT.

The very same day on September 24, Naughty Dog is scheduled to host a press event in Los Angeles that will be focused on The Last of Us Part II among many other anticipated PS4 titles but what they are going to reveal is not clear yet.

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Developers made a Tweet of a switchblade knife with a caption from protagonist Ellie to confirm TLoU2 for State of Play.


RELATED: The Last of Us Part II Only Playable Character is Ellie

Back in April 2019, game director Neil Druckmann revealed on social media that motion capture shooting for The Last of Us sequel was finally wrapped and then a post at ResetEra forum claimed that the game will release in February 2020.

Holiday season for 2019 will see launch of PS4-exclusive Death Stranding from Hideo Kojima on November 8 and Final Fantasy VII Remake is scheduled for March 3, 2020, making February release window a perfect fit for TLoU2 to come out.

RELATED: The Last of Us Part II Wraps Shooting

Sony will broadcast third episode livestream of their State of Play show over Facebook, Twitch, Twitter and YouTube channels. Some news regarding another action-adventure title Ghost of Tsushima from Sucker Punch can also be on its way.

Naughty Dog is most likely to reveal an official release date for The Last of Us Part II with some new footage of gameplay or its story, which will keep players on PlayStation 4 busy until they wait for Death Stranding to come out in months.