The Last of Us 2 release date teased by composer

People are excited about the upcoming Naughty Dog release The Last of Us 2, which continues the journey of Ellie and Joel in a post-apocalyptic United States. There’s no official release date for the upcoming PS4 exclusive, but according to the game’s composer, it’s possible that The Last of Us 2 could be coming out sooner than people may think.

It’s not much to go on, but during a concert in Kuwait (via WCCFTech), composer Gustavo Santaolalla said that The Last of Us 2 would be coming “very soon.” That is a very vague release window, but at least there’s the general idea the game may be coming out relatively soon, with this suggesting that it’ll launch this year. It’s been rumored that the game could be released in 2019, but that has not been confirmed. It does help that a gameplay demonstration was shown at last year’s E3, meaning the game has progressed since its original reveal back in December of 2016.

Developed by Naughty Dog, the first part of The Last of Us saga was released for the PS3 back in November of 2013. It told the story of Joel, whose goal was to find a way to smuggle Ellie out of a quarantine zone. It was known for its dramatic, gut-wrenching scenes, and it’s no surprise that the sequel will likely contain more of the same.

The sequel will take place five years after the original game. Ellie is now a young adult who will encounter a mysterious cult while living a relatively normal life in a new setting.

Although the series is known for its strong single-player narrative, the game will likely have a multiplayer aspect to it. According to a job listing from Naughty Dog, the developer is looking for a Multiplayer Server Programmer that “loves constructing a scalable, stable, and secure ecosystem of services for players to enjoy.” The ad also mentioned rewarding players further customization options for their characters, which could possibly be a part of the multiplayer experience.