The global COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on all industries, including gaming.
That said, adding to the long list of much-anticipated events canceled is the release of The Last of Us Part II.
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
Sony took to Twitter on Thursday and made the announcement that Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us II would be delayed “until further notice.” This is not the first delay. The sequel to the modern video game classic was initially set for release in February 2020 but was pushed to May the same year to ensure that the developers had enough time to fix the final bugs. To the fans’ disappointment, the game launch had to be rescheduled once more, except this time there’s no exact date to anticipate. The developers also explained that logistics problem is the cause of another delay.
“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,” Naughty Dog stated on Twitter. “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.”
“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,” Naughty Dog added.
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