With the COVID-19 virus hitting industries on a global scale, we’ve seen plenty of developers alter game release and shipment dates to adjust accordingly. Sadly, the highly-anticipated The Last of Us Part II has has also seen such changes in the form of a delay.
Sony announced on Twitter the indefinite delaying of both The Last of Us Part II and Marvel’s Iron Man VR. The publisher specifically notes that, “Logistically, the global crisis is preventing us from providing the launch experience our players deserve.” The company then reports that there are no other delays at this time, but will update with further information when available. You can read the full statement below.
Currently, there are no other delays to report, but we’ll keep you updated.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) April 2, 2020
Developer Naughty Dog also released a statement, which you can also read below. They reassure that The Last of Us Part II has reached the final stages of development, but received the push as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic. The team continues by ensuring that more information will come when available.
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
As most are aware, The Last of Us Part II had an initial release date of February 22nd, 2020, but received a delay shortly after in order to provide more time for development. Now, the game has moved from its new May 29th launch to no current date at all.
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