The heavily anticipated sequel to Naughty Dog's popular PlayStation game The Last of Us appears to be running into more delays. The Last of Part II was originally set to release on February 21, but that date was then pushed to May 29 and now has been delayed until further notice. PlayStation took to Twitter to address the delay of The Last of Us as well as an Iron Man VR game that was slated to be released soon. "Logistically, the global crisis is preventing us from providing the launch experience our players deserve." PlayStation said in their tweet.
Naughty Dog also issued a tweeted statement today regarding the game's delay. "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," they said."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."
The Last of Us gained a cult-like following after it's successful release back in June of 2013, and fans have been anxiously waiting for seven years for the game's sequel after it's suspenseful ending. This is just the latest in a series of game and movie delays due to the rapid spread of COVID-19. Understandably, fans of the franchise weren't happy after finding out about the extended delay and took to Twitter to express their sadness. But on the bright side, hopefully when the game does finally release it will be everything we're hoping for and more. Plus, despite any tentative date yet—and bar anymore delays in Hollywood—The Last of Us is still set to receive a TV adaptation on HBO, lead by Chernobyl producer Craig Mazin.