It looks like fans are going to have to wait a little longer until they can get their hands on the much-anticipated Naughty Dog sequel, The Last of Us 2.
Despite Sony only revealing the release date for the game during a State of Play presentation (back on September 24, 2019) and it already looks like its about to delay the game.
Initially, the title was supposed to enjoy a global release date of February 21, 2020 – but new reports from Kotaku note that this may not be the case after all.
"The PS4 sequel to The Last of Us will no longer be out in February, sources tell Kotaku," the website notes.
"Publisher Sony has delayed The Last Of Us Part II to this spring, just a month after announcing a release date of February 21, 2020."
There is no specific date for the game's release mentioned in the article, but usually a 'Spring' release window sees a game ship in late April or May.
So that's quite a delay for the developers at Naughty Dog.
This will apparently also have run-on effects for the team at PlayStation, with Kotaku journalist Jason Schreier writing that it'll knock the release date for Ghost of Tsushima, too.
"BTW, Ghost of Tsushima doesn't have a public release date yet, but it'll also be bumped later into 2020 to account for this delay," tweets Schreier.
"Don't expect them to suddenly turn it into a PS5 game or anything, but it was originally planned for the first half of the year – not anymore."
What is The Last of Us: Part 2?
The Last of Us Part 2 is an upcoming action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
It is the sequel to 2013's critically acclaimed The Last of Us and follows on five years after the first game ended.
Though little is known about the games central plot, the Naughty Dog website does say this:
"In The Last of Us Part II, Ellie is now 19 and has found a semblance of peace and normality living in Jackson. She’s had a chance to be a teenager and forge lasting relationships.
"When that peace is disrupted by a violent act, Ellie is thrust into a brutal journey of retribution, fueled by a need to bring those that have wronged her to justice, pushing her to her very limits."
It's uncertain when Sony will announce this information, but knowing that it's coming from Schreier, we're willing to bet the info is accurate: he's got a great track record at spilling publishers' collective beans before they get around to doing it.
We're keeping our eyes on Sony's official communications channels and we'll update you when we hear more.
Expect an announcement soon.
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