It was bound to happen, wasn’t it? Naughty Dog and Sony have confirmed today on the PlayStation Blog that The Last of Us 2 for PS4 has been delayed, and will no longer be meeting its original February release date. Instead, The Last of Us 2 will release on May 29th, 2020. That’s an extra three months of waiting, but according to the game’s director, it’s all for a good reason.
Writing on the PlayStation Blog, Neil Druckmann wrote:
…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.
Fair enough. Better to have a decent game release rather than a turd. No doubt this won’t go down well for some, but come on, really, there are plenty of sure-to-be great games releasing between now and then. It’ll be fine.
Source: PlayStation Blog