The Last Of Us 2 has officially been delayed for a second time due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, however unlike last time, this delay doesn’t come with an end date.
Confirming the news on social media, Playstation wrote: “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.”
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 also confirmed the news and posted a statement regarding the game’s delay.
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
Naughty Dog stated that:
“As you have likely just seen, the release of The Last of Us Part II has been delayed. We’re sure this news is just as dissapointing to you as it is to us. We wanted to reach out to you all in our community to give you a little more information.
The good news is, we are nearly done with developement 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 could not launch The Last of Us II to our satisfaction. We want to make sure everyone gets to play The Last of Us II around the same time, ensuring that we are doing everyhting possible to preserve the best experience for everyone. This meant delaying the game until such a time where we can solve these logistical issues.
We were bummed about this decision but ultimately understood it is what is best and fair to all of our players. We are hoping that this won’t be a long delay and we will 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.
[Featured Image Credit: Naughty Dog]