Story leaks have not affected The Final of Us Half 2 preorders, says Sony

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Demand outstrips that of Spider-Man on the similar level forward of launch.

Sony has confirmed that regardless of early leaks spoiling a number of key plot factors of the upcoming The Final of Us Half 2, preorders stay wholesome.

PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan additional added in an interview with CNET (through VGC) that in Europe, preorder demand of the sequel is outstripping that of Marvel’s Spider-Man on the similar level earlier than its launch. Broadly thought of one of many biggest PS4 exclusives, Sony purports Marvel’s Spider-Man stays the best-selling superhero recreation’ in US historical past.

“We hope this’ll be a defining recreation for this era,” Ryan stated, speaking about The Final of Us Half 2.

Large spoilers for The Final of Us Half 2 circulated final month. Video footage exhibiting cutscenes and gameplay – together with a number of pivotal scenes – have been out there to view on-line. Although the unique movies have been pulled from YouTube and Reddit by Sony, citing copyright issues, different variations are nonetheless being linked elsewhere.

Whereas initially it was thought a disgruntled Naughty Canine worker was behind the leaks, Sony just lately confirmed that not one of the people recognized as accountable are affiliated with Sony Interactive Leisure or Naughty Canine. A brand new report intimated The Final of Us Half 2 was allegedly leaked by hackers who’d infiltrated Naughty Canine’s non-public servers. Its investigation is claimed to be ongoing.

The Final of Us Half 2 is ready to launch on 19th June 2020.

Sony will reveal a number of PlayStation 5 video games subsequent week on Thursday, 4th June, through a stream on Twitch and YouTube. The presentation will final round an hour, and debut at 9pm UK time.

“We have shared technical specs and proven you the brand new DualSense wi-fi controller. However what’s a launch with out video games?” Ryan wrote. “That is why I am excited to share that we are going to quickly offer you a primary have a look at the video games you may be taking part in after PlayStation 5 launches this vacation.”

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