The Last of Us 2 will not be released on May 29, 2020, nor will the Marvel game Iron Man VR on May 15: Sony and Naughty Dog explain how this happens. (This is not an April Fool's Day. Unfortunately.)
As a result of Spread of the corona virus Sony will not release The Last of Us 2 at the end of May, it will postpones the game indefinitely. The publisher has revealed on Twitter:
Update: YOU has made the difficult decision to delay the launch of The Last of Us Part II and Marvel’s Iron Man VR until further notice. Logistically, the global crisis is preventing us from providing the launch experience our players deserve.
– PlayStation (@PlayStation) April 2, 2020
"Update: Sony Interactive Entertainment made the difficult decision to postpone the release of The Last of Us II and Marvel’s Iron Man VR until further notice. In terms of logistics, the global crisis is preventing us from giving all players the release experience they deserve. ”
This is certainly meant here simultaneous global delivery of the game on release day. As we reported yesterday, Final Fantasy 7 Remake also struggled with delivery disruptions – whereupon FF7 remake appeared 9 days early in Australia.
As a result of the corona virus pandemic: when can we expect the release?
The Last of Us 2 is almost done, adds Naughty Dog in another Twitter post on the subject. The last bugs are being eliminated:
A message from us about the delay of The Last of Us Part II: pic.twitter.com/aGsSRfmJ8a
– Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) April 2, 2020
“However, even if we were able to finish The Last of Us 2 in time, we would have to face a reality in which we could not bring TLOU2 to our satisfaction. We want everyone to be able to play the game at the same time to ensure that everyone will have the best gaming experience. After all, that means postponing our game until we can solve the logistical problems."
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So it is not a question of completing the game on time – but solely of the possibility of being able to send it globally and at the same time. It is therefore impossible to estimate a new release; after all, it is also impossible to predict when the coronavirus pandemic will be at least largely over.