WOAH WOAH WOAH! Slow down there zombie slayer! You won’t be finding out what happens in Ellie’s latest adventure as soon as you thought you would. That’s because The Last Of Us 2 has been pushed back to May 29th, 2020. The original release date was in February. Why? According to Naughty Dog’s official blog post, they needed more time to polish the game. The current build isn’t up to their standards. Here’s an excerpt from the blog.
“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.
While we’re relieved that we won’t have to compromise our vision, we’re disappointed that we weren’t able to avoid this exact situation. We wish we could’ve foreseen the amount of polish we needed, but the size and scope of this game got the better of us. We hate disappointing our fans and for that we’re sorry.”
It is what it is. Good things come to those who wait. I’d rather wait for a game that works then play something subpar. See you all in May!