Sony announced today that Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part II will now be released on June 19th. Earlier this month, Sony had said that the PlayStation 4 exclusive would be delayed “until further notice” because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Before that, the game had been scheduled to release on May 29th (which was also a delayed release date).
“As we begin to see an ease in the global distribution environment, I am pleased to confirm that The Last of Us Part II will arrive on June 19,” said Hermen Hulst, Sony’s head of worldwide studios, in a statement.
A message from the studio: pic.twitter.com/f0TzIZXUIB
— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) April 27, 2020
Sony also announced that Ghost of Tsushima, Sucker Punch’s upcoming action-adventure PS4 exclusive that takes place in feudal Japan, will be released on July 17th, a small delay from its original June 26th launch.
“There are a few finishing touches to apply and bugs to squash — so we’ll put these extra couple weeks to good use,” Sucker Punch said in a tweet.