The Last of Us Part 2 has been delayed by Sony to an unforeseen date. The game director has explained that they want to get it out as soon as possible.
In an interview with PlayStation Blogcast, Neil Druckmann talked about the delay that was announced for The Last of Us Part 2. He explained the reasons behind the delay and how soon they want to release the game.
“We’re right now looking at all sorts of different options. What’s the best way to get it to all our fans as soon as possible?, ” said Druckmann. “That’s going to take time for things to shift and to figure things out and also see where the world’s at – things are changing from day-to-day.”
As far as the digital release of the game is concerned, Naughty Dog hasn’t settled on a final decision for the digital release. It is possible that things might change with time, but so far, nothing is confirmed according to Druckmann.
“There hasn’t been a final decision yet. Right now we’re just reacting to… it’s a different retail chain, whether we could get physical copies to people, is the internet infrastructure there to support all countries?”
He added: “This is a worldwide game that people in every country are waiting for and we want to make sure that we’re fair. If we just get to a small fraction of people, what does it do to all the people who don’t get it?”
The Last of Us Part 2 was originally set to launch in February, but it was later delayed to May 29. After the COVID-19 pandemic started to spread in the United States, Sony decided to delay its two upcoming video games: Iron Man VR and The Last of Us Part 2.