It’s that time of year again for fans of The Last of Us as Naughty Dog gears up to celebrate “The Last of Us Day.” This annual event pays homage to the beloved game series and its passionate community. However, while expectations might be running high due to the series’ tenth anniversary, Naughty Dog has preemptively set the record straight—there won’t be any game or TV show news revealed during the festivities.
The Last of Us Day, observed on September 26th, marks the in-game date when the Cordyceps infection reached its critical mass—a significant milestone for fans of the post-apocalyptic series. With the additional weight of the series’ tenth anniversary, some enthusiasts had hoped for exciting announcements to mark the occasion.
Yet, Naughty Dog took to Twitter to manage expectations, stating, “We’re celebrating with a The Last of Us Day stream tomorrow… featuring announcements focused on art, merch, and more. While we’re honoring the series’ 10-year legacy, we will not be discussing any future game or TV show projects.”
While this news might disappoint those eagerly awaiting updates on the series’ future, it’s not entirely unexpected. Earlier this year, Naughty Dog revealed that its long-anticipated The Last of Us multiplayer game would require “more time” before being ready for unveiling. Similarly, Season 2 of HBO’s live-action adaptation of The Last of Us has been put on hold due to the US writers strike.
Nevertheless, for fans seeking to commemorate the franchise’s remarkable journey and its enduring legacy, Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Day stream is a must-watch event. Set to kick off on September 26th at 5 pm in the UK and 9 am PT, it promises a celebration of art, merchandise, and more. While game and TV news might not be on the agenda this time, the spirit of The Last of Us endures, and the community’s passion continues to thrive.