Naughty Dog has taken to the PlayStation Blog this morning to announce that their recently dated game — The Last of Us PArt 2, will be getting delayed to May 29, 2020.
It is quite a shock to most of us as the developers recently just held a mini-event for the highly anticipated game and announced the former release date of February 2020. However, due to complications and wanted polish, the developers decided to delay the game for a couple of more months. If the game is as good as they are promising, the delay will be worth it, so I for one don’t mind the delay.
Check out the highlights from the original message form Naughty Dogdown below:
Let me cut to the chase and get the news out of the way. The Last of Us Part II has a new release date of May 29, 2020.
I know. It was just about a month ago when we had our big blowout for the game, letting media play over two hours of it along with debuting our new story trailer and revealing the release date. The positive response we saw from our community was overwhelming. You can feel the energy among the team members. After working on something for so many years, it’s invigorating to get a glimpse of validation for all the hard work.
However, it was during the last few weeks, as we were closing out sections of the game, that we realized we simply didn’t have enough time to bring the entire game up to a level of polish we would call Naughty Dog quality. At this point we were faced with two options: compromise parts of the game or get more time. We went with the latter, and this new release date allows us to finish everything to our level of satisfaction while also reducing stress on the team.
We hope you understand that this additional time ensures that The Last of Us Part II lives up to our collective ambition as well as our commitment to the highest level of quality. We know the extra few months will add to what may already be an excruciating wait for all of us. We are grateful for your patience and continued support. Come next May, you will finally rejoin Ellie in The Last of Us Part II.
The Last of Us Part 2 is now set to release for the PS4 on May 29, 2020. How do you feel about the sudden delay? Let us know in the comments below!