Sony Interactive Entertainment has delayed The Last of Us Part II and Marvel’s Iron Man VR from their previously planned May 29 and May 15 release dates until further notice due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“Sony Interactive Entertainment 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,” Sony Interactive Entertainment said in a tweet. “Logistically, the global crisis is preventing us from providing the launch experience our players deserve.”
The company added, “Currently, there are no other delays to report, but we’ll keep you updated.”
Here is a message from Naughty Dog regarding The Last of Us Part II:
As you’ve likely just seen, the release of The Last of Us Part II has been delayed. We’re sure this news 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’re nearly done with development of The Last of Us Part II. We are in the midst of fixing our final bugs.
However, even with us finishing the game, we were faced with the reality that due to logistics beyond our control, we couldn’t launch The Last of Us Part II to our satisfaction. We want to make sure everyone gets to play The Last of Us Part II around the same time, ensuring that we’re 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.
We were bummed about this decision, but ultimately understood it’s what’s best and fair to all of our players. We’re hoping that this won’t be a long delay and we’ll update you as soon as we have new information to share.
We wish you all, your families, and your friends the best of health. Thank you for being amazing fans and your continued support.
View a new set of The Last of Us Part II screenshots at the gallery.