Naughty Dog has confirmed that The Last of Us Part II is delayed

By Heidi Nicholas, 25 days ago
UPDATE: Director Neil Druckmann confirms that The Last of Us Part 2 has been delayed, and will now release on May 29th, 2020. "I know" says Druckmann. "It was during the last few weeks, 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." Druckmann goes on to apologise to fans and say that this time ensures The Last of Us Part 2 will be the "highest level of quality".

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The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima are two of the PS4's most anticipated titles. Sucker Punch have been pretty quiet on news about Ghost of Tsushima, but it was only recently that a release date trailer was dropped for The Last of Us Part II, giving the game's launch date as February 21st of next year. Yet according to Kotaku, both games have been delayed. Kotaku's article says that Sony haven't offiicially annouced it yet, but that sources have told them that The Last of Us 2 is delayed until spring of next year. Meanwhile, the article's author and Kotaku's News Editor, Jason Schreier, tweeted that Ghost of Tsushima has also been pushed back as a result.


Schreier reports that Ghost of Tsushima will apparently still be released next year, and that fans shouldn't worry about it becoming a PS5 game, but that it has just been "bumped later into 2020" due to the delay. Ghost of Tsushima still doesn't have a specific release date, and it's been a while since there's been any confirmed information about it. But from Kotaku's report, it sounds as though we could perhaps at least hope to see it late next year. We'll update you as soon as Sony confirm or deny anything about these two titles.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!
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SolaceCreed
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SolaceCreed
Posted on 24 October 19 at 19:47
These are going to end up PS5 launch titles aren't they?
TheMikeSC
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TheMikeSC
Posted on 24 October 19 at 21:37
Why even discuss release dates that far out?
xLilSheWolfx
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xLilSheWolfx
Posted on 25 October 19 at 05:52
There were other delays as well one of them was God's and Monsters and another I can't remember the name sadly.
Gaming 4 Life
GampxS
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GampxS
Posted on 25 October 19 at 06:13
Sad but its for a great cause.
xLilSheWolfx
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xLilSheWolfx
Posted on 25 October 19 at 06:59
Watch dogs was the other delay.
Gaming 4 Life
darkchris23
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darkchris23
Posted on 25 October 19 at 19:33
i honestly will believe when sony officially announces it and not kotaku starting rumors
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