Sony has postponed The Last of Us Part II and Marvel’s Iron Man VR for an indefinite period

New release dates will be announced later.

The fact that the game had to be postponed due to the pandemic was announced on the company’s official twitter. Before the transfer, the sequel to the game from Naughty Dog was due out on May 29, and the VR game about Iron Man was due on May 15.

SIE made a difficult decision to postpone the start of The Last of Us Part II and Marvel’s Iron Man VR indefinitely. The global crisis does not allow us to solve logistics problems and make a decent start for these games for customers.

We are not planning any other delays at this time, but will continue to keep you posted.

The Last of Us authors commented on the situation, assuring that the development of the game was coming to an end, and the studio staff eliminated the remaining bugs. When the game was rescheduled for the last time – from February to May 2020 – Naughty Dog did not have time to finish polishing the game, but this time the situation does not depend on the studio staff.

We want everyone to be able to play The Last of Us Part II at about the same time, and we are doing everything possible to ensure that everyone gets the same experience from the game. Therefore, the release will have to be delayed until we can solve all the problems with logistics.

We are very disappointed that this happened, but we understand that we need to act in a way that will be better and more honest with respect to all our players. We hope that the delay will not be long, and we will inform you as soon as we can share new information.

from a statement by Naughty Dog

The Last of Us Part II is the first major game release affected by the Covid-19 epidemic. Prior to this, the situation affected the remake of Final Fantasy VII, however, the publishers did not postpone the release, but only began to deliver physical copies ahead of time in order to avoid delays.

Earlier, Jason Schreyer mentioned the possible transfer of the action from Naughty Dog, claiming that all the games that are planned to be released later than April 2020 are at risk. Sony itself mentioned potential problems at the end of March, but at that time the company assured that there were no difficulties. It is likely that the Ghost of Tsushima from Sucker Punch is also at risk – it should be released in late June.


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