The news comes through the PlayStation itself, which has just announced that The Last of us II It will be delayed indefinitely due to the complications that the quarantine status is generating globally and that it will generate logistically. Yes, it is poetic that a pandemic affects a game that is precisely fictional, but it is so.
Initially, the game was scheduled to hit stores on May 29 (after having already suffered a first delay), but finally Sony will delay the global launch to prevent a failed launch for the experience of its users.
Update: SIE has made the difficult decision to delay the launch of The Last of Us Part II and Marvel’s Iron Man VR until further notice. Logistically, the global crisis is preventing us from providing the launch experience our players deserve.
– PlayStation (@PlayStation) April 2, 2020
Taking into account that they are limited to indicating logistical problems, it remains to be seen if the giant will dare to carry out a digital launch that allows the purchase and download of the game in a digital way, something that we very much fear will not occur due to all that this entails. .
The game is over
In an official statement posted by Naugty Dog through their Tiwtter account, the company confirms that they had the game almost ready, and states the following:
As you’ve probably seen, the release of The Last of Us Part II has been delayed. We are sure that this news is as disappointing for you as it is for us. We wanted to communicate with all of you in our community to give you a little more information.
The good news is that we’re almost done with The Last of Us Part II development. We are about to fix our final mistakes.
However, even as we finish the game, we are faced with the reality that because the logistics are beyond our control, we are unable to release The Last of Us Part II to our satisfaction. We want to make sure that everyone can play The Last of Us Part II at the same time, ensuring that we are doing our best to preserve the best experience for everyone. This meant delaying the game until such time as we can solve these logistical problems.
We were disappointed with this decision, but we finally understood that it is the best and the fairest for all our players. We hope this doesn’t take long and we will update as soon as we have new information to share.
We wish everyone, their families and their friends the best of health. Thank you for being such amazing fans and for your continued support.
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