The Last of Us Part II Delay

The Last of Us Part II Delay Announced to Reach 'Naughty Dog Quality'

October 25, 2019

By: Robert N. Adams


The Last of Us Part II delay has been announced. While many fans of the original game were looking forward to playing this hotly-anticipated sequel, the development team at Naughty Dog have decided that they need a little more time.

The Last of Us Part II is an upcoming title from Naughty Dog that features the previous game's adorable girl Ellie all grown up as an adult. Ellie is making the best of her life in the aftermath of the apocalypse, settling into what remains of civilization. Unfortunately, peace can only last for so long and she once again finds herself embroiled in a life-threatening situation.


Many gamers have been really looking forward to getting their hands on this game in February 2020, but Naughty Dog has announced a The Last of Us Part II delay.

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The Director's Words on The Last of Us Part II Delay

The Last of Us Part II Game Director Neil Druckmann broke down the delay on the PlayStation blog. According to him, this delay was decided as soon as they figured that they wouldn't be able to finish the game on time and get it to a level of quality they would be happy with.

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.

You can read the full blog post for his entire me ssage. For now, you'll be able to get your hands on The Last of Us Part II when it launches on its new release date of May 29, 2020 (barring further delay).


What do you think of The Last of Us Part II delay? Are you disappointed that you're going to have to wait a few more months to play this game? Let us know in the comments below!

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