Ashley Johnson: Voice actor, role-playing player, rumors of fuel. Joseph Knoop
It seems that the last of us part 2 can be released in February 2020, according to a number of reports.
Originally reported by Eurogamer, three separate reports or comments show the release date of the early 2020s long-awaited The Last of Us 2. First is a recent critical channel interview on YouTube between voice actor Ashley Johnson who plays Eli in The Last of Us and plays several characters in Critical Role) and Critical Role Producer Brian Foster, who is also engaged with each other.
In the interview, Foster asks Johnson when the game comes out, and Johnson begins to publish what seems to be the word "February" that makes a sound "feh" before Foster interrupts her with a follow-up comment. Skip to an hour and seven minutes to see the exchange.
Giving a bit more confidence to this possible breakthrough in language is an earlier report by Jason Schreier of Kotaku. Already in May, the source of Schreier informed him that Death Stranding, the upcoming Hideo Kojima game, will be released in November, which turned out to be true. Along with that, Schreier says he was told that Last of us 2 was hit on "early 2020, probably in February?"
Daniel Ahmad, a video game analyst for Niko Partners, later posted to ResetEra, that February 2020 is Naughty Dog's current internal date for the last of us 2. It's unclear, however, how Ahmad came to this information.
2020 is unlikely. The first game released on the PS3 in June 2013. With Death Stranding, the Jedi: Fallen Order, Pokémon: Sword and Shield in November 2019 and Call of Duty and Outer Wilds release the end of October, it makes sense even for a huge title The last of us 2 to afford a little breathing room in early next year.
Joseph Weap is a writer and producer for IGN, and he'll need a lot of Strongjaw Ale to get him to 2020