Ghost Of Tsushima And Last Of Us 2 Release Dates Are Set For This Summer

It's back-to-back blockbusters as Sony announces two of its biggest PS4 games, The Last of Us Part 2 and Ghost of Tsushima, will hit within a month of each other.

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Ghost of Tsushima's State of Play event is bringing new gameplay on May 14, with an 18-minute broadcast focused on showcasing things like exploration and combat. If you're wondering when you can play the new PS4 game, it was recently pushed back but is still coming fairly soon: Ghost of Tsushima's release date is set for July 17.

Sony has announced new release dates for two of its biggest PS4 blockbusters, The Last of Us 2 and Ghost of Tsushima. Both had been delayed indefinitely due to coronavirus, but are now coming within the next couple of months. The Last Of Us 2 is launching June 19, and Ghost of Tsushima, the next game from Sucker Punch, will follow on July 17--about a month later than previously anticipated. [Update: On May 4, Naughty Dog confirmed that The Last of Us 2 has gone gold, which is a positive sign that the game will indeed release on time. A new Last of Us 2 trailer is also out now, further showcasing the story that's set to unfold with Ellie and company.]

A note on the PlayStation Blog from Worldwide Studios head Hermen Hulst says these dates are possible due to "an ease in the global distribution environment."

"I want to personally congratulate and thank both the teams at Naughty Dog and Sucker Punch Productions on their achievements, as we know it's not an easy feat to reach the finish line under these circumstances," Hulst wrote. "Both teams have worked hard to deliver world-class experiences, and we can't wait to see what you think of them when they release in just a few short months."

The Last of Us 2 had been delayed earlier this month, with no new release date set at the time. That delay cited logistical challenges due to the global pandemic despite nearing completion, which pushed the game from its May 29 release date. The new date means it was ultimately only delayed by a few weeks.

Ghost of Tsushima has previously been set for a June release date back in March. While it hadn't been delayed indefinitely alongside The Last of Us 2, its release date was in doubt due to the same factors. This effectively gives TLOU 2 its June slot, and bumps Tsushima back a month.

Meanwhile, plot details for The Last of Us 2 have leaked online, and Naughty Dog has issued a statement urging fans to avoid spoilers and refrain from spreading them.

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Anyone who doesn't want TheLastOfUs2 spoiled can read the comments.

Gamespot has blocked them. You are a good person & deserve to enjoy this amazing story with such kind and normal characters...

/nonsense off!

Ghost Of Tsushima is getting my money for sure now that spoilers saved me $60 on

TLOU2... Might even get the GOT Collect Edition w/ the saved coinage..

**If you don't care about Sony/NaughtyDog DMCA takedown ABUSE then you are part of the problem.... I hope YouTube gets Sued for it..

NaughtyDog & Sony are obviously greedy & took advantage but YouTube knew it was wrong and Flagged videos just for people discussing spoilers and negativity about the game...

Since when can't people not like something???

These are dark times.

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The bigger story (that Gamespot won't cover) was the fact that Naughty Dog/Sony abused DMCA guidelines and issued false copyright strikes against YouTubers discussing the spoilers (without video or images). We now know for certain they were indeed false strikes, because the videos are now coming back after said YouTubers challenged the legality of Sony/Naughty Dog's actions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBWJRaxi8Jg

In other news, Niel Druckman is getting epically ratioed on Naughty Dog's channel (as of this writing 18K up vs 49K down with comments disabled): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC-eYFDLTD0

Obviously all this drama and Naughty Dog meltdown is receiving zero coverage by the corporate shill media, including Gamespot.

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@mdinger: Keep posting about it..

Eventually they will have no choice...

It's bound to blow up...

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I for one am grateful to that brave soul for destroying his or her career and most likely facing a massive lawsuit. You just saved me $60.

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given the leaks who wants to play this got mess?

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Funny how thanks to whoever leaked the Last of Us 2 forced Sony to finally admit they had the game ready and giving it a release date right away.

That's what Sony gets for trying to be sneaky on holding the game back till the ps5 release...but not only they cancelled the pre-orders unnecessarily but also many people now knows what happens to a major character.

They should had stuck to the original release date...lol

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@johnny0779: they delayed it because of the pandemic not because they needed more time. It will be BC so people can still purchase it on ps5

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@pcps4xb: lmao

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Gamespot F.F.S.

Im being spammed spoilers buy some trumpster 12 year old manbaby f**ks!

Sort this S**T OUT!

They are going out of they're way to ruin the game!

Do i have to have to block emails and leave gamespot!

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@smackybumbum: Are you being naïve o n purpose?

You know 100,000 gamers are pissed & trolling spoilers and yet here you are reading comments in a TLOU2 thread.... You should go dark like I did for TheForceAwakens..

Maybe you should hear the spoilers and deide if you still want to play it...

This is what h appened with me...im grateful af!

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@smackybumbum: Anybody who doesn't want the game spoiled should probably stay away from comments sections, turn off email notifications, and not check replies or PMs, yeah. We nuke the alts of the dude posting spoilers as we find them, but we can't stop people making accounts. Blame Naughty Dog, some dingus over there decided to leak this **** in the first place, knowing the internet was going to do what the internet always does.

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@mogan: he's a troll dude....You can't offer reason to someone like this...

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@mogan: you want folks to understand that GameSpot can't control people, but then shift blame to naughty dog (like they have better tools to stop a vigilante leaker)? Gamespot is supposed to be the community's information source. They could close comment sections, etc. What could naughty dog do besides have a policy against leaking, then take legal action after the policy is broken? SMH...

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@twztid13: Close comments section? Over 1 game? rotf

And TooDope shouldn't sport tight Wranglers and kick people in the neck...

Anyone not wanting to be spoiled should use common sense....

And it's NOT gamespots job to police/protect them. like dude just stated...

Why don't you share this obvious POV JuggaDude?

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@twztid13: It’s precisely because GameSpot is a community information source that we can’t stop the community sharing information like this. The guy posting spoilers was running around to a bunch of comments sections and forums. Turning comments off on this article wouldn’t have done anything.

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@mogan: i was saying GameSpot could have closed them all, but they didn't try anything & that was my point... You are ready to place blame on others when GameSpot has no room to blame others when they didn't even try to stop the information from getting to readers. They are in control of all of the information. They could've closed comments & forums completely & not reported it, then no one could have gotten it spoiled from coming to GameSpot. I realize that would never happen, as businesses have to put profit over spoiling a game for people, else they wouldn't be a business for long. That being the case, don't shift the blame to naughty dog when there was just as little they could have done to prevent this from happening. That was my point. No one is really to "blame" if the facts are the same now as they were when i wrote that. It sucks for many who intend(ed?) to play it, but the blame should be solely on the leaker. He is the one should be held accountable (even legally, I'd hope, but especially in court of public opinion & by gaming sites).

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@twztid13: that leaker is a hero dude...

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@sippio: One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter. All depends on perspective...

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Having read the spoilers, I feel bad for anyone purchasing The Last Of Us 2. An absolute farce and I cannot see fans having any enjoyment playing the second half of the game. This will be the biggest bomb, biggest joke in gaming history. The fans deserve better than this nonsense. Save your money. You have been warned.

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@lexruthless: not every story has a happy ending.

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@lexruthless: some thought that about the 1st game but many liked it.

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pre ordered both !!

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I'm really looking forward to both but I would have preferred GOT in June Ang TLOU 2 in July.

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They couldn't have been more opposite:

While Phil Spencer was going on record stating the importance of full transparency in the video game industry, Sony was lying their eyes out about The Last of Us 2 not being finished just to pull a fast one with the PS5 copies.

I guess full transparency does avoid a lot of cancelled pre-orders.

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@johnny0779: did you hear about the pandemic going on?

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@gustavob: It's funny how the Pandemic has mostly affected the USA and Microsoft seems to be doing just fine, no delays and no complaints, while Sony the Japanese company seems to find every excuse possible.

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@johnny0779: naughty dog gave back all pre orders with the last delay. Nice one though.

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@pcps4xb: Why are you defending either company?

You aren't a kid dude. It's like PS vs Xbox nonsense..

both showed dishonesty & deception & you know it...

And not to mention the DMCA takedowns & Neil Druckman with Anita.

Yes that Anita! this stuff is supposed to effect you as I assume YOU are a customer too correct?

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@sippio: yes I'm a customer and can't wait to blow heads off. People can't accept reality therefore a realistic game is an issue for them. So they have to make it like ND is forcing an idea. The people that do this are not meant for gaming.

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@pcps4xb: correction...Sony cancelled the pre-orders trying to be sneaky lying about the game needing an unforeseen amount of time...but it seems like "magically" Naughty Dog was able to get it finished once the game got leaked online... right???..lol

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@johnny0779: not a correction. They already said they were pretty much done with it when they delayed it. Just a few touches here or there. They just didn't know when they should release it. Nice one again 👌

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@pcps4xb: lol...please make sure to link me to that official Sony statement where they said "we are pretty much done, a few touches here and there"

Only you would believe that a "few touches here and there" would cause Sony to cancel pre-orders and remove a release date.....that thin foil hat must fit quite well on you.

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@johnny0779: hahaha! Viceroy we have captured the Queen...

AHH VICTORY!!!!

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@johnny0779: doofus that's not the reason they cancelled it.... So narrow minded lol. Not because they need more time. But because of what's going on with the pandemic right now so it was delayed indefinitely. Go fetch the report yourself google " the last of us 2 delayed indefinitely" and I'm sure you'll find the report. It's been everywhere.

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@johnny0779: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/the-last-of-us-2-delayed-no-new-release-date-set/1100-6475571/

Dan tan tan......

Curb your fanboying

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Is anyone else nervous as hell for Ghost of Tsushima?

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@m-kswiss: In what way. Do you think it may be delayed again?

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