Developer Naughty Dog announced that they have delayed The Last of Us Part II indefinitely from its scheduled release on May 29 on PlayStation 4.
The delay comes after the previous delay, where the developers asked for more time to add polish. Now, Naughty Dog has come forward with a statement that they are “nearly done with development,” and they are “in the midst of fixing” the final bugs in the game. However, even with the game almost finished, the studio is faced with the logistics beyond their control, which is the core reason for the delay.
This might have to do with games being launched early in regions due to the spread of Coronavirus, as games like Persona 5 Royal and Final Fantasy VII Remake are available in Australia before their global launch. The Last of Us Part II will be delayed until these issues have been cleared up. The PlayStation Twitter account has confirmed.
The team is hoping the delay won’t be a long one.
The Last of Us Part II puts players in the role of an older Ellie who is out for revenge. A lot has happened since the conclusion of The Last of Us, and players will be able to experience how humanity is adapting to this world years after the outbreak. Reprising their role as Joel and Ellie are Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson, respectively. However, it was rumored that Joel might have been a ghost, but now we know that Joel will make his return.
In case you missed it, check out the newest gameplay trailer with the old release date.
You can read the full statement below:
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