Beyond a teaser and limited footage released thus far, not much has been revealed about The Last of Us Part II. There has been a plethora of rumors regarding the game's size and release date, but nothing concrete has been confirmed yet. However, perhaps that is about to change, as producer Geoff Keighley has confirmed on Twitter that a media event later this month will see a presentation of the highly-anticipated post-apocalyptic game.
As reported by Push Square, the media event for The Last of Us Part II will occur on September 24th. As such, in exactly two weeks, Naughty Dog and The Last of Us fans will finally get more tangible information on the sequel to one of the last gaming generation's swan songs.
On the social media platform, Geoff Keighley posted an image showing the date of the event, captioned, "And...here....we.....go! See you later this month." He also tagged Naughty Dog game director, Neil Druckmann, in the post.
The event is taking place in Los Angeles, California. As of now, it is unknown what the media event will entail. A February 2020 release date has been consistently rumored by multiple sources, including Kotaku's Jason Schreier. Previously, Schreier revealed that a source informed him of a November release date for Death Stranding before the official announcement, which gives him a degree of validity in the claim about The Last of Us Part II's release date.
The Last of Us Part II takes place years after the events of the original The Last of Us. According to the footage thus far, Ellie is now grown up and the focal point of The Last of Us Part II, where Joel appears to be taking on more of a supporting role. While the game is rumored to not have a multiplayer component, it has been said by Joel's voice actor Troy Baker that the game is bigger than thought to be possible. As a veteran of voice acting in video games, Baker's comment bears a considerable deal of weight and signifies the notion of Naughty Dog's consistent growth as a heavyweight developer.