Sony Interactive Entertainment and Naughty Dog‘s action-adventure game, The Last of Us Part II delayed to May 2020 from their previously planned February 21, 2020 release date.

Director of The Last of Us Part II, Neil Druckmann provides a statement regarding the delay:

The Last of Us Part II Delayed

“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.”

“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.

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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.

While we’re relieved that we won’t have to compromise our vision, we’re disappointed that we weren’t able to avoid this exact situation.

We wish we could’ve foreseen the amount of polish we needed, but the size and scope of this game got the better of us. We hate disappointing our fans and for that we’re sorry.

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.”

So after the huge State of Play event last month, which revealed a new trailer and confirmed the launch date and now they delay the game just a few weeks later. what was the point of the livestream event again? oh yeah The Last of Us 2 release date reveal.

The Last of Us Part II will now arrive on May 29, 2020 for PlayStation 4.

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