The Last of Us Part II is delayed indefinitely due to Covid-19

03 April 2020 - 14:27 By Tarryn van der Byl
A still from the second installment of the popular game series, 'The Last of Us'.
A still from the second installment of the popular game series, 'The Last of Us'.
Image: Supplied

Citing “logistic issues” as a result of the global pandemic, developer Naughty Dog has confirmed that the global pandemic game’s launch is suspended “until further notice”. So that’s some irony for you.

Originally expected to launch on May 29, The Last of Us Part II conspicuously did not actually launch on time. Although the studio is “nearly done” with the game, according to its Twitter announcement, Covid-19 is disrupting the launch schedule, presumably due to inevitable difficulties with the production and distribution of discs.

“We want to make sure everybody gets to play The Last of Us Part II around the same time,” Naughty Dog explains, “ensuring that we’re doing everything possible to preserve the best experience for everyone”.

Originally expected to launch on May 29 2020, developers of 'The Last of Us Part II' says although the studio is “nearly done” with the game, Covid-19 is disrupting the launch schedule.
Originally expected to launch on May 29 2020, developers of 'The Last of Us Part II' says although the studio is “nearly done” with the game, Covid-19 is disrupting the launch schedule.
Image: Supplied

Naughty Dog is based in Santa Monica, California, one of the major Covid-19 hot zones in the US. Having messed up its first response to the pandemic, the US is now clocking almost 250,000 cases of the disease, with projections of up to 100,000 or more deaths over the next several months.


NAG
NAG
Image: Supplied

This article was brought to you by NAG - NAG features a unique and diverse mix of content that spans games, esports, sci-tech, entertainment, pop culture, bad jokes, and one or two things in between – including daily news, reviews and previews, and videos.


subscribe