The Last of Us: Part II delayed indefinitely

Last of Us Part 2 Delay Announced due to Pandemic - Siliconera

A recent Kotaku investigation looked at the culture of crunch surrounding Naughty Dog and the development of The Last of Us II.

Naughty Dog issues a statement of its own as well, reassuring fans that it's "nearly done with development of The Last of Us: Part II" and that the studio is in the midst of fixing the final bugs. We expect plenty of time before Sony will be able to release The Last of Us Part II in the fashion they want to.

Now among the many delayed and cancelled video game projects in 2020, we don't expect The Last of Us 2 to be the first out of the gate per Sony's comments. It is entirely understandable why this has happened, however.

The Last of Us Part 2 was due to release for PlayStation 4 in May. However, the delay doesn't have anything to do with the game not being ready this time.

- Official statement issued by Naughty Dog on the game's indefinite delay. Sony has also announced that Marvel's Iron Man VR has also been delayed indefinitely. According to Druckmann, the game will portray the cycle of violence and will send a message on how violence impacts live to make the players "repulsed" by some which they are committing themselves.

The other game delayed by SIE today was the highly anticipated The Last of Us Part 2.

"The good news is, we're almost done with development of The Last of Us Part II".

The reason behind the new delay is the Coronavirus, which has led to many events and releases being pushed back or cancelled. Add The Last of Us Part 2 to that list.

Obviously, the logistical issues in question likely point to the global pandemic we're now going through thanks to the novel coronavirus, though the statement doesn't explicitly spell this out.

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