Yet again, the release date of Last Of Us 2 has been pushed by both Sony and Naughty Dog from February 2019 to 29th May 2019 Just weeks after promising to launch the game in February initially.
This was confirmed by none other than the game director Neil Druckmann on the PlayStation Blog and Twitter.
This unexpected news has disappointed fans very badly. The Last Of Us 2 was expected to hit at least for PS4 platform on February 21, 2020. The release has been delayed by a solid three months.
What's in the letter?
Druckmann in his open letter said, "I know. 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 positive response we saw from our community was overwhelming. You can feel the energy among the team members. After working on something for so many years, it’s invigorating to get a glimpse of validation for all the hard work.
"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. At this point we were faced with two options: compromise parts of the game or get more time. 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.
While we’re relieved that we won’t have to compromise our vision, we’re disappointed that we weren’t able to avoid this exact situation. We wish we could’ve foreseen the amount of polish we needed, but the size and scope of this game got the better of us. We hate disappointing our fans and for that we’re sorry.
We hope you understand that this additional time ensures that The Last of Us Part II lives up to our collective ambition as well as our commitment to the highest level of quality. We know the extra few months will add to what may already be an excruciating wait for all of us. We are grateful for your patience and continued support. Come next May, you will finally rejoin Ellie in The Last of Us Part II.
More about the game
Well, this game is not gonna come with any Multiplayer Mode when launched, but developers have confirmed that something more exciting like 'Online Mode' will eventually make up with the missing feature. Developers have also not yet confirmed if the game will hit the latest PS5 Consoles when launched.