The Last of Us 2 faces indefinite delay because of coronavirus

Chris Edwards
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From Digital Spy

The Last of Us 2 is facing an indefinite delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, Sony has revealed.

A statement released via PlayStation's official Twitter account today (April 2) confirmed that post-apocalyptic survival game and Marvel's Iron Man VR have been delayed until further notice.

"SIE 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," read the tweet.

The Last of Us: Part II, which was originally set for release on May 29, 2020, is virtually finished and ready to be released, according to developer Naughty Dog. However, they have been unable to complete it to their satisfaction due to "logistical and economic reasons".

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“The good news is, we’re nearly done with development of The Last of Us Part II,” Naughty Dog said in a statement via Twitter. “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."

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