The sequel to one of the best games of all time will be be set five years after the events in 20138217;s The Last of Us 8211; although it will eventually arrive after a longer real-world period of development. It8217;s already suffered a number of delays since originally being announced in 2016, with the latest perhaps the most understandable.
This new, indefinite delay is not because of further development issues, but because Sony Interactive Entertainment won8217;t be able to give it the 8220;launch experience8221; in this current climate that a game of this magnitude deserves.
Update: SIE has made the difficult decision to delay the launch of The Last of Us Part II and Marvel8217;s Iron Man VR until further notice. Logistically, the global crisis is preventing us from providing the launch experience our players deserve.
Naughty Dog also released a statement, saying that it was 8220;faced with the reality8221; that 8220;due to logistics beyond our control, we couldn’t launch The Last of Us Part II to our satisfaction8221;.
The two companies said the game is delayed, not cancelled, until they can solve logistic issues. 8220;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,8221;, they explained.
Sony has also delayed Iron Man VR, meaning other game releases are being affected by the pandemic as well.