The Last of Us 2 Has Been Delayed for a 3rd Time

It joins the list of games delayed due to the Coronavirus

The Last of Us 2 was announced way back in 2016, and it’s been a long four years. Things were starting to look up last September when we heard it was coming to PlayStation 4 on February 21, 2020, but it was delayed once again. Now, we’re learning that it has been delayed for an indefinite amount of time because of the impact of the Coronavirus – something that’s been affecting game studios across the world.

Official word came directly from PlayStation via twitter where it announced that both Marvel’s Iron Man VR and The Last of Us 2 will be delayed.

“[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. Logistically, the global crisis is preventing us from providing the launch experience our players deserve.”

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The only good news from this post is that Sony followed up with a second tweet that confirmed no other games have been delayed as of this time. Shortly after the initial PlayStation post, Naughty Dog – the studio behind The Last of Us 2 – claims that the game is “nearly done” in its own statement and that it’s now working out the last bugs. Naturally, this has nothing to do with the game’s actual launch, but it should be noted that the delay doesn’t seem to lie on Naughty Dogs’ shoulders…. Or does it. Here’s the official statement from the tweet:

“We were faced with the reality that due to logistics beyond our control, we couldn’t launch The Last of Us Part 2 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.”

For now, there’s no telling when The Last of Us 2 will actually launch, but Naughty Dog has said that it is “hoping this won’t be a long delay.” In the end, everything depends on the COVID-19 timeline and, based on the situation in the United States and the rest of the world, we could be looking at months if not more. Stay safe out there, folks.

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Robert Moore
Robert Moore
Robert is an automotive expert and gaming fanatic that somehow manages to split his time between doing both and blending in some family time as well. His gaming history goes all the way back to Atari, the Commodore 64, and the original Nintendo, and he can proudly say that he’s owned every single mainstream console since, including duds like the Sega Dreamcast and Nintendo Wii. He currently owns a Nintendo Switch, Xbox One X, PlayStation 4 Pro, and a custom-built gaming PC. His all-time favorite games include Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (zombies, specifically), League of Legends, Diablo 3, and even a little World of Warcraft. Robert has been working as a journalist for nearly 15 years, primarily in the automotive segment and now in the gaming segment.


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