The Last of Us’ yearly celebration will no longer be called Outbreak Day.
Naughty Dog has announced that it’s changing Outbreak Day, a yearly celebration of The Lat of Us and its community, to now simply be called The Last of Us Day.
To no one’s surprise, this is because of the current coronavirus pandemic. Even though the event refers to something that happens in the game, Naughty Dog said it “didn’t feel right” to continue using that name.
With that in mind, September 26 (Sunday) will remain as the yearly celebration, now called The Last of Us Day. The developer promised to reveal “a lot of exciting things” on Sunday.
— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) September 22, 2020
Last year’s event saw the release of a free PS4 theme, the reveal of some merch and some contests. This is about what you should expect, though September 26 last year was also the day previews of The Last of Us Part 2 went live all across the internet. We’re hoping for some big announcement this weekend, perhaps a confirmation of the return of the game’s MIA Factions multiplayer mode.