By way of PlayStation Blog, director of The Last of Us Part II Neil Druckmann announced that the game will be delayed from it’s planned February 21, 2020 release to the new release date on May 29, 2020.
This delay comes after the team realized that they just don’t have enough time to bring the entire game up to a level of polish they would call “Naughty Dog Quality”. Instead of compromising parts of the game, they decided to get more time to finish everything they set out to do and reduce the stress on the developers. The director also stated that the size and scope of the game got the better of them and they didn’t take that into consideration when planning a release date.
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.
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