Each September 26 for the previous seven years, The Final of Us followers joined Naughty Canine in celebrating an unbelievable PlayStation expertise. This 12 months, nevertheless, a key change is being made to the identify of this annual celebration in gentle of COVID-19.
Beforehand, this date was secured as Outbreak Day given the character of an infection throughout the sport universe itself. With the variety of deaths attributable to COVID-19 on a worldwide scale with many areas nonetheless removed from the purpose of containment, the group over at Naughty Canine needed to make a change out of respect.
Not referred to as Outbreak Day, each September 26 from right here on out will likely be referred to as The Final of Us Day. Brief, candy, to the purpose. No confusion on the sport being celebrated, no correlation to real-life occasions which can be nonetheless at present in progress.
Naughty Canine took to Twitter to relay the change, saying that as they although about this 12 months’s occasions and the continuing points surrounding COVID-19, that they “did not really feel proper persevering with on underneath the Outbreak Day banner.”
The corporate added, “Whereas the identify and the date are rooted within the fiction of the sport, September 26 means a lot greater than lore. It is about exhibiting our appreciation to our followers.”
Earlier years celebrating the Final of Us franchise included gross sales on merch, sport reductions, fan tributes, and a lot extra. This 12 months, Naughty Canine is celebrating the launch of The Final of Us Half II and teases “numerous thrilling issues deliberate and we won’t wait to share them with you in only a few days.”
New DLC? We will dream, Harold.
The Final of Us Half II is on the market now on PlayStation 4. Ideas on the identify change and their reasoning behind it? Ideas on the Naughty Canine sequel? Shout them out loud and proud within the remark part beneath!