The 2018 Game Awards is set to be a jam-packed show, with everything from a new Dragon Age to a Crash Team Racing remaster rumoured to appear. One game you can count out though, is The Last of Us Part 2.
Perhaps hoping to temper fan expectations, developer Naughty Dog has come out and stated that we will absolutely not be seeing any footage of their anticipated post apocalyptic adventure during the reveals segment of the show.
The studio revealed via Twitter that while it can’t wait for the show, they’re currently hard at work and won’t be revealing anything new until the “time is right.”
We’re looking forward to celebrating a year of incredible games at #TheGameAwards this Thursday, however, we won’t have anything new to share from The Last of Us Part II. We’re hard at work and looking forward to revealing more when the time is right! pic.twitter.com/6iP1AA8ncT
— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) December 4, 2018
After Sony decided not to hold a PlayStation Experience this year, many assumed The Game Awards would be the place we’d learn something more about The Last Of Us Part 2, so this kind of stings.
There’s also the fact that Sony won’t be attending E3 in 2019 – presumably to get the PS5 ready for a 2020 launch – so when we’ll see Ellie (and hopefully Joel) next is anyone’s guess.
The good news is that there are gonna be 10 new game announcements during the awards show, so there should be more than enough to keep people happy, and distract us all from the agonising wait for The Last Of Us Part II.
You can watch The Game Awards live on Friday, December 7 at 1:30am (UK time). Personally, I reckon this is going to be a show worth staying up for, so grab a cuppa and your favourite biscuits (Jammy Dodgers, obviously), and settle in.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.