The Last Of Us Part 2 Leaker Is Not Affiliated With Naughty Dog, Sony Confirms

Despite rumors, Sony has concluded that the source of the recent leaks is not a former employee of Naughty Dog or Sony.

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Earlier last week, The Last of Us Part II had a lot of its narrative leaked online, ahead of its new launch date on June 19. Since the leak, it's been rumored that the source was a former Naughty Dog employee, but following an investigation by Sony this seems to not be the case.

In a statement to GamesIndustry.biz, Sony confirmed that it has identified the primary culprits for the leak, and that they are not affiliated to either Sony or Naughty Dog. The full statement, supplied by The Hollywood Reporter, reads, "SIE has identified the primary individuals responsible for the unauthorized release of TLOU2 assets. They are not affiliated with Naughty Dog or SIE."

Sony is limiting additional details, stating that the information is still important to an on-going investigation. It's unclear right now how someone unaffiliated to both Sony and Naughty Dog gained access to the assets that were leaked.

The Last of Us Part II was initially meant to launch on May 29, before logistical issues brought on by the on-going COVID-19 pandemic forced Sony to delay the game indefinitely. Earlier this week, Sony announced that The Last of Us Part II will launch on June 19, while Sucker Punch's Ghost of Tsushima was delayed to July 17. You can view the official story trailer for The Last Of Us Part II here.

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