The end seems nigh, as Naughty Dog announced today that it will not be releasing its hugely-anticipated game The Last of Us Part 2 on 29th May for PS4.
Also, Marvel’s Iron Man VR will be delayed, in case you were looking forward to that game.
The reason? According to PlayStation, the global crisis is preventing the company from providing the launch experience its players deserve from a logistical standpoint. The new launch date for the game has yet to be confirmed, so you can list that down as “indefinitely”.
Naughty Dog’s full statement is below:
As you’ve likely just seen, the release of The Last of Us Part II 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.
The good news is, we’re nearly done with development of The Last of Us Part II. 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 II to our satisfaction. 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 were bummed about this decision but ultimately understood what’s best and fair to all of our players. 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.
We wish you all, your families, and your friends the best of health. Thank you for being amazing fans and your continued support.
This is the game’s next delay after its previous dates; first, it was 22nd February, then it was 29th May. At the very least, you now have some ample time to replay the first game to get yourself psyched up for part 2, whenever it’s coming out.