The Last of Us Part II’s Release Has Been Pushed Back to May 2020

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Looks like we’ll have to wait a bit longer than we thought for The Last of Us Part II, with developer Naughty Dog now delaying the game’s release until May.

In a blog post on the PlayStation website, Creative Director of Naughty Dog Neil Druckmann announced that the studio has decided to push back The Last of Us Part II‘s launch date in order to “finish everything to our level of satisfaction while also reducing stress on the team”.

It was only last month at PlayStation’s “State of Play” conference that we were given the release date of February 21st 2020, but now it seems that we’ll be waiting until May 29th before we can jump back into the lives of Ellie and Joel. If it means a better and more polished game though, I think it’s fair to forgive them.


“We realised we simply didn’t have enough time to bring the entire game up to a level of polish we would call Naughty Dog quality,” writes Druckmann. “At this point we were faced with two options: compromise parts of the game or get more time. We went with the latter”.

The Last of Us Part II is now scheduled for release on May 29th 2020, exclusively for PlayStation 4. Check out the PlayStation blog for Naughty Dog’s full statement.

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