The upcoming Playstation 4 exclusive, The Last of Us Part 2, has been indefinitely postponed and will no longer releases on May 29th, 2020 Sony and Naughty Dog have announced today.
Sony put out a tweet stating ” “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.”
They followed it with “Currently, there are no other delays to report, but we’ll keep you updated.”
Also, Naughty Dog released a statement which you can read below or head to their Twitter account for the official response.
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.
However, even with us finishing the game, we were faced with the reality that due to logistics beyond our control, we couldn’t launch The Last of Us Part II to our satisfaction. We want to make sure everyone gets to play The last of Us Part II around the same time, ensuring that we’re doing everything possible to preserve the best experience for everyone. This meant delaying the game until such a time where we can solve these logistic issues.
We were bummed about this decision but ultimately understood what’s best and fair to all of our players. We’re hoping that this won’t be a long delay, and we’ll update you as soon as we have new information to share.
We wish you all, your families, and your friends the best of health. Thank you for being amazing fans and your continued support.Naughty Dog Twitter Account, Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
This will be the second delay for the sequel to the critically acclaimed title. Having already had a launch date of February 22, 2020 that had been given out late last year.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, Naughty Dog and Sony had already pulled out of PAX East 2020. It seems now we won’t be seeing the release of this game until after the global pandemic is over.
What is a game you’ll be playing in the meantime while waiting for The Last of Us Part II? Let us know down in the comments below.