I remember when The Last of Us dropped. It had so much buzz in the horror and gaming communities. It was hyped for like two years before it dropped on the PS3. The hype was real. I remember grabbing my copy after work, and racing home to install it. Remember how terrible load times were on PS3? After the game downloaded, I sat down with a few snacks and started playing. Next thing I know, the end credits were rolling. Before The Last of Us dropped, the only real horror games available for Playstation was the Resident Evil series and the Dead Space series. The Last of Us transcended the horror video game genre. It took the story to the next level. The graphics were to the max and the gameplay was fun and interactive. The story was like reading a book or watching a film. There was so much attention to the little details.
Fast forward to 2020 with the PS4. Again, Naughty Dog is at the forefront of the horror genre. The world has been waiting on this game for years. The graphics look amazing, the gameplay looks fun, and the story is intriguing. But then the COVID-19 pandemic happened. We got news that Naughty Dog has delayed The Last of Us Part II indefinitely. There’s some good news, though. They are working on the last of the bugs and glitches. Naughty Dog made the right decision to delay the game. The Last of Us Part II will go on to break several sales records upon release. With everyone at home because of COVID-19 and no real end to the pandemic in sight, you’d think they would go ahead a drop it. But you have to take their team into consideration, too. They’re stuck at home, just like we are. This delay is only making me want this game more.
ABOUT THE DELAY OF THE LAST OF US PART II
April 2, 2020
As you’ve likely just seen, the release of The Last of Us Part II has been delayed. We’re sure this news is just as disappointing to you as it is to us. We wanted to reach out to all of you in our community to give you a little more information.
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.
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. 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.
We were bummed about this decision but ultimately understood it’s what’s best and fair to all of our players. We’re hoping that this won’t be a long delay and we’ll update you as soon as we have new information to share.
We wish you all, your families, and your friends the best of health. Thank you for being amazing fans and your continued support.
– Naughty Dog