Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of Us Part II has been delayed (again) due to the global crisis caused by COVID-19. While the sequel is “nearly done,” logistic issues have forced the developer to push the game back from its May 29th release date.
A message from us about the delay of The Last of Us Part II: pic.twitter.com/aGsSRfmJ8a— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) April 2, 2020
“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,” explained Naughty Dog. “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.”
It isn’t clear when The Last of Us Part II will actually be released. According to Naughty Dog, “this won’t be a long delay.”