The Last of Us Part 2 Delayed Indefinitely
When it is all said and done, video game delays will define the year 2020. From Final Fantasy VII Remake to Cyberpunk 2077, companies continue to postpone this year’s most anticipated releases. On Friday, the talented developer Naughty Dog joined the fray with news regarding The Last of Us Part 2.
No News is Good News
With Nintendo releasing Xenoblade Chronicles, Borderlands Collection, XCOM 2, and Bioshock Remastered on the same day, May 29th was packed with content. But on Friday Naughty Dog revealed that The Last of Us Part is no longer part of that discussion.
As you have likely just seen, the release of The Last of Us Part 2 has been delayed. We are sure this new 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 are nearly done with development and are in the midst of fixing our final bugs.
However, even with us finishing the game, we are faced with the reality that due to logistics beyond our control, we could not launch the game to our satisfaction. We want to make sure everyone gets to play the game around the same time, ensuring that we are 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.
The company is bummed about this decision but ultimately it is what is best and fair to all of our players. We are hoping that this will not be a long delay, and we will update you as soon as we have new information to share.
We will you all, your families, and your friends, the best of health. Thank you for being amazing fans and your continued support.
Stay safe!Naughty Dog
Someone’s Been a Bad Dog
While delays as a result of the coronavirus are understandable, logistical concerns are a curious excuse. Obsidian delayed its Switch release of The Outer Worlds; however, the company added a physical release. Is Naughty Dog citing concerns over physical distribution? If so, how is Obsidian overcoming these challenges?
Not to mention, Naughty Dog has not revealed a playable demo for The Last of Us Part 2. This is particularly concerning as fans have yet to watch a live demonstration of the game. Could it be that the company is experiencing significant development challenges?
While it appears as though Naughty Dog will not release anymore information on the game in the near term, we hope that the game will not go through the same development challenges as titles such as Final Fantasy VII Remake and Red Dead Redemption 2. Only time will tell.
While the details surrounding the development of The Last of Us Part 2 are vague, the news likely means that Naughty Dog will release the sequel on the PlayStation 5. With the world bracing for the changes associated with the coronavirus pandemic, more games will continue to be delayed.
But we want to know what you think. Are you disappointed that The Last of Part II is delayed? When do you think that Naughty Dog will release the game? Let us know in the comments below or the social media links on the right. Also, be sure to check out our other news items on Final Fantasy VII REmake, Animal Crossing, Modern Warfare, and more.
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