The Last of Us Part 2 has been delayed indefinitely over issues that have arisen as a result of the coronavirus, COVID-19.
“As you’ve likely seen, the release of The Last of Us Part 2 has been delayed. We’re sure this news is just as disappointing to you as it is to us. We wanted to reach out to all of you in our community to give you a little more information,” an update from the developer reads.
“The good news is, we’re nearly done with development of The Last of Us Part 2. We are in the midst of fixing our final bugs.
“However, even with us finishing the game, we were faced with the reality that due to logistics beyond our control, we couldn’t launch The Last of Us Part 2 to our satisfaction. We want to make sure everyone gets to play The Last of Us Part 2 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 logistics issues.”
Naughty Dog’s statement seems to reference games like Final Fantasy 7 Remake and even AFL Evolution 2, where logistical issues resulting from the coronavirus have meant some players have received copies of titles far ahead of a launch date. With The Last of Us Part 2 being such a narratively-driven game, it makes sense that Naughty Dog wants to try to keep spoilers to a minimum.
We’ll let you know when you can expect The Last of Us Part 2 on PS4. It was originally scheduled for May launch.