Gamers are going to have to wait a little longer for The Last of Us Part II.
On Twitter, it was announced that The Last of Us Part II has been delayed. The game was meant to release in May, but that is no longer the case. According to the tweet, the delay was due to the global pandemic going on right now. In a blog post, developer Naughty Dog elaborated further on the delay.
"As you've likely just seen, the release of The Last of Us Part II has been delayed," the developer stated. "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 of 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."
The Last of US Part II is not the only game that was delayed today. It was also announced that Iron Man VR will be delayed until further notice as well.
The Last of Us Part II will release sometime for the PlayStation 4. The game was originally meant to release on May 29th.