Last of Us 2 release date possibly hinted at by Ashley Johnson

The voice actress behind Ellie in Last of Us 2 has possibly hinted at a release date for the game.


It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything out of Naughty Dog, the developer hard at work on The Last of Us Part 2. Now, though, we might have a release date, or at least a time in which we can expect The Last of Us 2 to release.

In a new interview with Brian W. Foster on Between the Sheets, Johnson started to say “I think it’s releasing in…” but is then cut off by the host, as he transitions into another question about the game. From what it sounds like, though, it almost comes off like Johnson is about to say something started with an ‘F’, and the only month that begins with an F is the month of February.

This corresponds with a previous tweet from Jason Schrier back in May, where he talked about hearing that The Last of Us 2 was pushed back to early 2020, possibly February.

Of course, this is all just wild speculation at this point, and for all we know, The Last of Us 2 could still be well on its way to a 2019 release. Either way, the interview—which we’ve embedded below for your perusal—is definitely worth watching if you’re a fan of the series and want to know a bit more about what Ashley Johnson has been up to. The embed kicks off at the release date talk, but you can find the start by clicking here.

The Last of Us 2 will be the continuation of the story from the original The Last of Us, building off the characters several years later. It’s by far one of the most anticipated titles of the current generation, especially if the previous game’s quality is anything to judge by. Whether this bit about the release being in February sticks or not is still unclear. We’ll have to wait and see if it’s true when Naughty Dog finally announces the game’s release date sometime in the future.

For now, you can check out a ton of verified news by heading over to our main E3 2019 hub. We covered the show very thoroughly this year, and you’ll want to check out all of those interviews and hands-on previews as they go up.

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    June 14, 2019 10:35 AM

    Josh Hawkins posted a new article, Last of Us 2 release date possibly hinted at by Ashley Johnson

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      June 14, 2019 10:38 AM

      Oh, Pike.

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      June 14, 2019 10:42 AM

      Related side story: I had the opportunity to hang out with Ashley and her sister + husband (Jonny Lang) with a friend of mine years ago. They all wanted to go see BB King in concert... and I bailed out on it.

      I still regret that decision but that was then, this is now.

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      June 14, 2019 10:43 AM

      Feb 2020.

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      June 14, 2019 10:43 AM

      Do you think they’ll ever port these to PC or because these are Sony exclusives, is there a better chance of Tom Hanks becoming President?

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        June 14, 2019 10:45 AM

        Has Tom Hanks ever played a President before? I can't think of it... I know he's been in roles in the White House but never President. He seems like he would make a good President (in a movie).

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        June 14, 2019 10:48 AM

        Sony's last bastion is a locked down platform, so I'd say probably not. I don't think they'll be pro-consumer for quite some time.

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        June 14, 2019 12:32 PM

        I doubt it, because the engine is designed and optimized for the PlayStation hardware architecture.

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          June 14, 2019 1:07 PM

          It's too bad. Will, we ever see a world in the future with less exclusivity and more cross-platform compatibility? Judging by Epic’s strategy right now, I guess not but I'll just remain hopeful.

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            June 14, 2019 1:08 PM

            Stupid Grammarly throwing in a rogue comma after ”Will”.

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        June 14, 2019 1:14 PM

        in 10 years you can probably emulate them.

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