The launch date of The Last of Us 2 seems to get leaked, according to three different reports or comments on Eurogamer.

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The Last Of Us 2 is coming?

Recently, the voice actress Ashley Johnson (who plays Ellie in The Last of Us) and Brian Foster, the creative producer in Critical Role, joined an interview on its YouTube channel. The couple (yes, they're engaged!) may have accidentally revealed the release date for The Last of Us 2, which is February 2020.

During the interview, Foster wants Johnson to give the audience some details about the launch date of the game. Johnson seems to start pronouncing the word "February" by making a clear sound of "feh", but Foster quickly stops her by a follow-up comment. You can jump to 01:07:00 on the video to see this moment.

However, that slip of the tongue is very likely to tell the truth. In May 2019, Kotaku’s Jason Schreier reported that Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding would come out in November, according to his unknown source, and we've already known that's true. Schreier also said that The Last of Us 2 was scheduled to release on “early 2020, possibly February?”

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Jason Schreier's tweet about The Last Of Us 2.

On ResetEra, Niko Partners's analyst Daniel Ahmad also published the game maker Naughty Dog's internal date for the Last of Us 2, which turned out be February 2020. How this video game industry analyst came up with this news is still unknown, and we should stay for longer to confirm its reliability.

However, assuming The Last of Us 2 will come out in early 2020 is pretty fair. The first game on this franchise launched on PS3 in June 2013. And due to the fact that Death Stranding, Jedi: Fallen Order, Pokémon: Sword and Shield are scheduled to come out in November 2019, and Call of Duty and Outer Wilds in late October, we can find planning to release The Last of Us 2 a bit later is understandable, even for a huge title.