Sony's State of Play today was packed full of announcements and reveals, but the most notable was the reveal of The Last of Us Part II's release date – February 21, 2020.

In addition to a new trailer, game director Neil Druckmann took to the PlayStation Blog to talk more about the process of developing a sequel, revealing that the studio began work on Part II more than five years ago.

"We spent years crafting a game that we feel will do them justice," said Druckmann. "Telling a nuanced story that deals with the core question: how far would you go to exact justice against the people that hurt the ones you love?

"What we realized pretty early on is that we were putting together Naughty Dog’s most ambitious and longest game in our 35 year history. To tell this kind of story the game needed to be massive. "

While the trailer offers new details towards the story of Part II, fans can look forward to hands-on impressions later this week, as press have been invited to play through two levels at an event in Los Angeles – although we humble folks at Gameplanet are not in attendance, sorry.