What does Twitter have to say about the Last of Us 2 Delay?

By Sairam Hussain Miran 07 Apr, 20

Release of the much-awaited sequel to Naughty Dog’s ‘Game of the Decade’ Last of Us has been once again delayed indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak. This is the third delay the game has seen.


PlayStation confirmed the news on Twitter on 2nd April 11 pm, “SIE has made the difficult decision to delay the launch of The Last of Us Part II and Marvel's Iron Man VR until further notice. Logistically, the global crisis is preventing us from providing the launch experience our players deserve” In a follow-up tweet, the company also reassured gamers that no other delays were in order so far, but “we'll keep you updated”. Does this mean that the set release date of more games may be in jeopardy? 

The Naughty Dog studio then addressed the issue in a separate, longer statement released on their website where they revealed that the game itself was developed excluding bug fixes,   “However, even with us finishing the game, we were faced with the reality that due to logistics beyond our control, we couldn’t launch The Last of Us Part II to our satisfaction. We want to make sure everyone gets to play The Last of Us Part II around the same time, ensuring that we’re doing everything possible to preserve the best experience for everyone. This meant delaying the game until such a time where we can solve these logistic issues.”

Although gamers were more understanding during the previous couple of delays, the Playstation twitter account received massive backlash after making the announcement. 

Most users share the opinion that the company is using the virus as a money making tactic

Hopeless PS4 gamers now believe that the game won’t ever see the inside of a PS4 console…

A little too over the top…?

We couldn’t agree more with this one

On the contrary, some twitter users were more sympathetic and quoted Shigeru Miyamoto, a Japanese video game designer and creator of Mario and Legend of Zelda

Judging from the limited information available, coronavirus does not seem to be going away anytime soon