Just a month ago, Sony and Naughty Dog broke the silence about the highly anticipated PS4 exclusive, The Last of Us Part II. We have a new gameplay, new details about the story and even the much-sought release date! However, it turns out that the game did not reach that release date.
Today, after rumors began to spread that The Last of Us Part II was beaten late, Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann confirmed the news. The dramatic survival and horror game will now be released on May 29, 2020, 3 months after its initial date of February 2020.
Druckmann said the delay of The Last of Us Part II will be used to polish the game and ensure that no unnecessary compromises are made.
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 is stimulating to have an idea of ??the validation of all the hard work, "Druckmann said." However, it was during the last weeks, when we were closing sections of the game, that we realized that we just don't have enough time to take the whole game to a polishing level that we call the quality of Naughty Dog. "At this point, we face two options: engage parts of the game or get more time. We went with the latter, and this new release date allows us to finish everything at our level of satisfaction while reducing stress on the team. "
Druckmann also noticed that the game was bigger and more ambitious than they expected, causing unforeseen problems.
"While we are relieved that we will not have to compromise our vision, we are disappointed that we could not avoid this exact situation." We wish we had anticipated the amount of enamel we needed, but the size and scope of this game exceeded us. We hate to disappoint our fans and that's why we're sorry. "
The Last of Us Part II will now be released on May 29, 2019 for PlayStation 4.