The Last of Us 2 release date is set for October 2019, according to an international retailer that has potentially revealed when the Naughty Dog game will launch on PS4. The information was revealed by the Peruvian video game retailer LawGamers, which posted an image advertising pre-orders of the game, along with a note that it is set to make its way to the PS4 in October.
Naughty Dog hasn’t officially revealed the game’s release date, though many suspected that the game would make its way to store shelves in the fall. This new detail from LawGamers suggests that this is the case, and that we’ll be getting our hands on The Last of Us 2 sooner rather than later.
Online retailers will often use placeholder dates in the absence of official confirmation of a release date from a game’s distributor. However, that LawGamers has used this new release window in its promotional material is indicative that this date is legitimate, and The Last of Us 2 could well be set for its rumored fall release date.
If The Last of Us 2 does release in October, that significantly bolsters the PS4’s release calendar for the year. With Sony’s new releases drying up in the latter half of 2019, the Naughty Dog sequel would help drive significant console sales regardless of there being few other major exclusive PS4 releases in the year.
Though LawGamers isn’t exactly a household name, it’s unusual to see a retailer outright advertising a release window in its promotional material. Sony is skipping E3 2019, so it’s unlikely that The Last of Us 2‘s release date will be confirmed at the expo. However, considering that it’s the PS4’s biggest upcoming release, we’d expect that the company won’t hold back when it comes to announcing when PS4 owners can finally play it. With October 2019 not exactly far away, if this release date is legitimate, then Sony should officially confirm it sooner rather than later. Though LawGamers isn’t exactly a household name, it’s unusual to see a retailer outright advertising a release window in its promotional material.