Naughty Dog revealed that the sequel will not make its May 29 release date and has been pushed back indefinitely. The reason for the delay is due to the coronavirus pandemic gripping the globe and the negative consequences it would have for a smooth rollout, and not because of any development delays.
In fact, Naughty Dog said they are in the midst of fixing the final bugs and development is almost complete.
"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," the developer said in a statement.
"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."
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
Written by: James Delahunty @ 2 Apr 2020 23:17