There is going to be plenty of theories and headcanons produced and killed over the next 2-3 years until the game is finally released. However, that isn't what I want for this thread. Rather, let's have a thread that is exclusively for substantive (or at least new) updates.
Here's one. Ashley has Tweeted a brief video of her doing some Performance Capture work for the game. Does this mean that we can expect Ellie to have a new default knife? Given the length of the baton she's using, I'm thinking it's going to be a bowie knife or something similar!
I think that we should keep the Part II article for substantive updates only (plot, characters, confirmed gameplay elements). Stuff like Ashley's video serves as real information but not significant enough to really justify updating the main article.
What I'm suggesting is that this thread be the buffer where all updates land and from which we can parse stuff to put into the article.
This interview was post-Uncharted 4 so this is almost certainly pointing towards the broader themes of TLoU Part II. It's just a hint really but, as several commentators have noted, it ties in nicely with an exploration of the questions raised by the end of the first game. Was Ellie meant to die to save the world? Did Joel break her destiny? Or did he make sure that she could achieve her true destiny, whatever it is going to be?
Combine that with 'this is a game about hate' and mix well!
According to Gadgets 360, the release of TLoA Part II has been moved forward to the end of 2018 on the Sony official Swedish Facebook page (link in article). Could we be seeing Ellie and Joel return as soon as Black Friday? Or even on 10/23, the actual in-universe aniversary of the Outbreak?