TLOU2 / The Last of Us Part 2 has once again gotten a setback in release date, now delayed indefinitely in part due to the ongoing coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic. Naughty Dog posted their notice as follows:
As you’ve likely just seen, the release of The Last of Us Part II has been delayed. We’re sure this news is just as disappointing to you as it is to us. We wanted to reach out to all of you in our community to give you a little more information.
The good news is, we’re nearly done with development of The Last of Us Part II. We are in the midst of fixing our final bugs.
However, even with us finishing the game, we were faced with the reality that due to logistics beyond our control, we couldn’t launch The Last of Us Part II to our satisfaction. We want to make sure everyone gets to play The Last of Us Part II around the same time, ensuring that we’re doing everything possible to preserve the best experience for everyone. This meant delaying the game until such a time where we can solve these logistic issues.
We were bummed about this decision but ultimately understood it’s what’s best and fair to all our players. We’re hoping that this won’t be a long delay and we’ll update you as soon as we have new information to share.
We wish you all, your families, and your friends the best of health. Thank you for being amazing fans and your continued support.
FFVIIR is in the midst of combating this by sending copies out early to affected areas within the coming weeks. TLOU 2 was meant for Spring 2020, but with this uncertain climate, we suppose it’s fair they have it delayed indefinitely for now. We’re sorry to hear about the delay, but that’s the way it works.