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The Last of Us Part II Delayed Indefinitely Due to Coronavirus Impact

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The release of Naughty Dog's upcoming title The Last of Us Part II has been delayed indefinitely by Sony Interactive due to the impact of coronavirus on the studio.

The sequel to 2013 game The Last of Us was initially set to release on 29 May. However, in a statement released , Naughty Dog announced that they would not be able to release the game on its original release date.

The studio says that we were faced with the reality that due to logistics beyond our control, (i.e., coronavirus) so we couldn't launch The Last of Us Part II to our satisfaction. [...] This meant delaying the game until such a time where we can solve these logistic issues.

The Last of Us Part II is set five years after the events of the original game, where you have to try and survive in a post-apocalyptic America against hostile humans infected with a mutant illness (hmm...).

The game will eventually be releasing on the PlayStation 4, probably when this pandemic has subsided (i.e., "not soon"), so watch this space.