Barely a month ago, Sony and Naughty Dog announced the release date for The Last of Us Part 2. You can scratch that date already.
“It was just about a month ago when we had our big blowout for the game, letting media play over two hours of it along with debuting our new story trailer and revealing the release date,” the game’s director, Neil Druckmann, writes at the PlayStation Blog.
“However, 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,” Druckmann adds.
He says that Naughty Dog was faced with a lose-lose situation: compromise the quality of the game or delay the launch.
“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 says.
The new release date is May 29, 2020. While it stinks that we’ll have to wait three extra months, hopefully it gives the developers enough time to ensure that The Last of Us Part 2 lives up to fans’ high expectations.