The Last of Us Part II Delayed Until Late May 2020

Earlier today, director of The Last of Us Part II Neil Druckmann announced that the game would be delayed until May 29th, 2020. The announcement was made via the official PlayStation Blog, in which Druckmann revealed that the reason for the delay is to allow the team over at Naughty Dog to polish the game and reduce development stress.

The rumor that The Last of Us Part II would be delayed began circulating just hours before the official news when Jason Schreier of Kotaku reported he had inside info on the delay.

The Last of Us Part II got a February 21st release date back in September, during Sony’s State of Play. Being such an ambitious title, many fans were surprised that the game was coming so early in the year, now The Last of Us Part II sits at a more realistic release date.

Late May seems perfect for The Last of Us Part II, considering Joel and Ellie’s first adventure broke new ground in June 2013, making it the last major exclusive for the PlayStation 3. In the same way, The Last of Us Part II looks to push the PlayStation 4 to its limits, and welcome the dawn of the PlayStation 5 in the winter of 2020.

A delay here isn’t a cause for concern. Unlike games like Ride to Hell: Retribution and Days Gone, The Last of Us Part II, isn’t facing a switch-up in project leads, the transition to new hardware, or a re-hashing of its most core elements. I guess games about edgy bikers just don’t have good luck, huh? The Last of Us Part II also received a plethora of positive feedback from members of the press that got to play it themselves, with smart enemy A.I, weighty combat, and much larger areas being main points of praise.

We also found out recently that The Last of Us Part II won’t have multiplayer at launch. The “factions” mode from the first game is still likely to make a return though, considering Naughty Dog made a statement expressing their desire to pursue multiplayer in the future. You can read more about that in our article.

Will you be following Ellie through the ruined, infected streets come May 29th? Let us know down in the comments.


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