Sad news for The Last Of Us fans. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, The Last Of Us 2 has been delayed indefinitely. It was slated for a release date on May 29, 2020, after being pulled back initially from February.
PlayStation released a statement to confirm the news, citing that the pandemic is “preventing us from providing the launch experience our players deserve.”
Naughty Dog, the developers, also issued a statement on Twitter.
“The good news is, we’re nearly done with development of The Last of Us Part II,” the developers 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.”
For the full post, check out the Twitter post below.
However, it’s not all doom and gloom, as recently, it was announced The Last Of Us may become a TV adaptation. Craig Mazin, the writer of Chernobyl, in collaboration with Game director Neil Druckmann and HBO, aims to transform the post-pandemic thriller into a TV series.
The Hollywood Reporter says the series will focus on the events within the first game. Extra material based on the forthcoming sequel may also be included. Serving as producers will be former HBO president, Carolyn Strauss, and president of Naughty Dog, Evan Wells.
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