Yesterday morning, The Last of Us Part II Director Neil Druckmann confirmed in a PlayStation Blog post that the highly anticipated sequel is now scheduled to release on May 29th, 2020. After a successful media event last month, it seemed as though the PS4 exclusive was set to release on February 21st. Below is an update that was stated by Druckmann regarding the delay:
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.
The Last of Us Part II is an upcoming action-adventure game that continues Ellie’s story as she navigates through a cruel and unforgiving post-apocalyptic world. The sequel was first revealed during a PlayStation Experience event back in December of 2016.
While this delay is totally fine, it does raise the question of if Naughty Dog will use this additional time as an opportunity to add a multiplayer feature to the game. With the PlayStation 5 scheduled to come out next Fall, I’m also curious why this title couldn’t have been been a PS5 launch title instead. Either way, PlayStation fans certainly will have a lot to look forward to next year.
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Source: PlayStation Blog