The Last Of Us Part 2 Delayed Indefinitely Due To Coronavirus Pandemic
It looks like The Last of Us Part 2 is getting hit with another delay, this time due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Most recently slated to release on May 29th exclusively for the PlayStation 4, both Sony and developer Naughty Dog have announced that the game is now indefinitely delayed due to “logistics” beyond the company’s control.
Sony and Naughty Dog took to Twitter today to release separate statements regarding the upcoming release date for The Last of Us Part 2. On Sony’s end, the tweet states that both The Last of Us Part 2 and Marvel’s Iron Man VR have been delayed “until further notice,” with Sony admitting that the global crisis is “preventing us from providing the launch experience our players deserve.”
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
Naughty Dog, however, offers a more heartfelt – and lengthy – message to the fans, explaining that, while development on The Last of Us Part 2 is almost done, the team knew that not everyone would be able to play the game around the same time, and in order to “preserve the best experience for everyone,” that meant delaying the title. “We were bummed about this decision but ultimately understand it’s what’s best and fair to all of our players,” the statement continues. “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.” Naughty Dog’s full tweet below:
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
The good news is that despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, development on The Last of Us Part 2 is nearly complete, so realistically once the pandemic situation stabilizes we’ll receive an updated release date from Sony. Sony has since released a new update stating that there are “currently” no other delays to report, though they’ll keep the community posted.
The Last of Us Part 2 is slated to release at some point in the future exclusively for the PlayStation 4.
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