Sony has revealed that two upcoming PlayStation titles, The Last of Us Part II and Marvel’s Iron Man VR, have been delayed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. The update update was posted on twitter yesterday evening.
This is the second time these two games have suffered delays, with both games originally scheduled for release in February 2020, and then pushed back to 29th May 2020 for The Last of Us Part II, and 15th May for Iron Man VR.
Naughty Dog released its own statement regarding the delay with The Last of Us Part II:
As you’ve likely just seen, the release of The Last of Us Part II has been delayed. We’re sure this news is just as disappointing to you as it is to us. We wanted to reach out to all of you in our community to give you a little more information.
The good news is, we’re nearly done with development of The Last of Us Part II. We are in the midst of fixing our final bugs.
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.
We were bummed about this decision but ultimately understood it’s what’s best and fair to all of our players. We’re hoping that this won’t be a long delay and we’ll update you as soon as we have new information to share.
We wish you all, your families, and your friends the best of health. Thank you for being amazing fans and your continued support.
– Naughty Dog
As the situation around COVID-19 is still uncertain, neither of these two games have new release dates. It may be several months before new dates are announced.