For those interested in seeing more of The Last Of Us Part II, you will have to wait a little longer as Naughty Dog announced that the game will not make an appearance at The Game Awards 2018. Naughty Dog tweeted out this statement:
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
The last time we saw the game was at E3 this year, where Naughty Dog revealed gameplay for the first time. It was there that we got a chance to see some of the new game mechanics. Since players will be in the shoes of Ellie this time around, we also got to see what makes Ellie play differently from Joel. Ellie is much more nimble than Joel so she can squeeze through tight gaps and jump, actions that were not possible in the first game. A new evade maneuver also presents players with a defensive option in a melee fight. And since Ellie can go prone, the AI has gone through a lot of changes to make the enemies react systematically, and can communicate between one another to create a lot of tension while you play.
The Last Of Us Part II won’t be the only game that will be missing at The Game Awards this year. Cyberpunk 2077 and the next game from Rocksteady Studios will not be present at The Game Awards either. Rocksteady also confirmed that their next game is not going to be a Superman game which was heavily rumored yet again recently.
We’re looking forward to seeing all the reveals and announcements during this year’s @thegameawards, however we’re not going to be showing anything there ourselves. We’ll share more details about @cyberpunkgame when we’re ready.
— Marcin Momot (@Marcin360) December 3, 2018
Looking forward to #TheGameAwards this year! We’re still hard at work in our development bunker so don’t expect an announcement from @Rocksteadygames. When it’s ready to show, you’ll be the first to know. Spoiler: it’s not Superman 😳
— Sefton Hill (@Seftonhill) November 30, 2018
While The Last Of Us Part II isn’t going to make an appearance, PlayStation and Naughty Dog did celebrate the two year anniversary of the game’s reveal at PSX 2016. They released a video of various YouTubers reacting to the reveal trailer.
The Game Awards 2018 will stream on Thursday, December 6 at 5:30 PM PT.