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Last of Us 2 delayed “indefinitely” due to coronavirus crisis

By reviews / 4. April 2020

The Last of Us Part II will not be available on 29 May, as it has fallen foul of the coronavirus pandemic. Naughty Dog has delayed the release of the game “until further notice”.

The sequel to one of the best games of all time will be be set five years after the events in 2013’s The Last of Us – although it will eventually arrive after a longer real-world period of development. It’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 won’t be able to give it the “launch experience” in this current climate that a game of this magnitude deserves.

Naughty Dog also released a statement, saying that it was “faced with the reality” that “due to logistics beyond our control, we couldnt launch The Last of Us Part II to our satisfaction”.

The two companies said the game is delayed, not cancelled, until they can solve logistic issues. “Were hoping that this wont be a long delay and well update you as soon as we have new information to share,”, they explained.

Sony has also delayed Iron Man VR, meaning other game releases are being affected by the pandemic as well.

Original source: https://www.pocket-lint.com/games/news/151713-sony-delays-last-of-us-part-ii-release-until-further-notice-due-to-coronavirus

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