The Game Awards 2018 is shaping up to be quite the spectacle, with live music, performances and world premieres set to sprinkle the show dedicated to celebrating the games of the past year, while also getting a look at what’s to be on the horizon. One game in particular that fans were hoping to see more footage of is the highly anticipated sequel to Naughty Dog’s praised last generation experience, the Last of Us II. While the public was greeted to a lengthy gameplay demo this past June at Sony’s E3 press conference, it seems that will be the only footage fans will be seeing for little while longer.
In a tweet posted by the development studio’s Twitter account, the long-time PlayStation affiliate confirmed that they will not be bringing new footage to this year’s awards ceremony on December 6th. “We’re looking forward to celebrating a year of incredible games at the Game Awards this Thursday, however, we won’t have anything new to share from the Last of Us Part II” the developer stated. “We’re hard at work and looking forward to revealing more when the time is right!”
Just over two years ago, the Last of Us Part II was revealed at PlayStation Experience 2016 in Anaheim, California, after years of rumors and speculation. Since then, two additional trailers have been released: an additional cinematic-only trailer at Paris Games Week 2017, and the gameplay reveal trailer at E3 2018. Since the latter, rumors have been circulating about the game possibly being developed into a cross generational project, coinciding with the release of the heavily rumored PlayStation 5 in 2020, but neither Sony or Naughty Dog have confirmed any information surrounding this. All promotional media has stated the game is being developed for the PlayStation 4 family of systems.
The Game Awards 2018 is set to air this Thursday, December 6th, 2018 at 9 PM EST/6 PM PST. For more information, please visit their website.