A message from us about the delay of The Last of Us Part II: pic.twitter.com/aGsSRfmJ8a
— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) April 2, 2020
Looks like The Last of Us Part 2 has been delayed indefinitely, and won’t be making the original May 29 release schedule. This was announced by both Sony and developer Naughty Dog today via Twitter, with Sony having this to say:
Update: SIE has made the difficult decision to delay the launch of The Last of Us Part II and Marvel's Iron Man VR until further notice. Logistically, the global crisis is preventing us from providing the launch experience our players deserve.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) April 2, 2020
Which is kind of expected considering we are dealing with something larger than video games right now. No word thought on when it could possibly release, as they haven’t mentioned a new release date yet.
While it is slightly disappointing, at the very least it shows they’re taking careful measures to not mess anything up for the launch. But by PlayStation announcing that it’s a logistical problem, we should note that it’s not a problem with the game’s development, which Naughty Dog have confirmed in their statement:
“As you’ve likely just seen, the release of The last of Us Part II has been delayed. We’re sure this news is just as disappointing to you as it is to us. We wanted to reach out to all of you in our community to give you a little more information.
“The good news is, we’re nearly done with development of The Last of Us Part II. We are in the midst of fixing our final bugs.”
This could relate to not being able to pack their discs and ship em’ out in time with a digital release. Something like that, anyway. I mean, I assume.
The Last of Us Part 2 was originally slated for a February 22, 2020 release after an announcement late last year. That’s also when the released the story trailer which did get the hype going. Though shortly after, they announced a delay of the release to May 29.
Yes I know, disappointing news all around, especially for fans of the critically acclaimed survival-horror-adventure game. Yeah, I don’t know how to categorise it really. But don’t fret, there’s a silver lining to all this. Twitter user @Nibellion released some new screenshots from the game, so check it out here!