According to developer Naughty Dog and Sony Interactive Entertainment on Thursday, The Last of Us Part II won't be released until May 29th next year.

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The Last of Us Part II will have a small delay of 3 months and will be released in May 2020

Initially, the game was scheduled to be released on February 21, 2020, but it seems that the studio can't make it in time. As the director of the game, Neil Druckmann says, they couldn't bring the game to the "Naughty Dog quality" level within the initial time span. So they were facing two options: to compromise some parts of the game and deliver it on time or to push the release date back. They eventually went with the second option, which allows them to fully complete the game and reduce the pressure on the team.

The Last of Us II Official Trailer in 2016

While they were happy that they didn't have to compromise, the developer apologized to the fans for not being able to predict this outcome.

The Last of Us Part II was first announced 3 years ago, in December 2016 to be precise at Sony’s PlayStation Experience.  This sequel will continue the story from the original game in 2013. Ellie will be the main character this time to set on a journey seeking for revenge. Also, the person who will accompany Ellie will still be Joel in this sequel.

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The Last Of Us tells a story about two survival, Joel and Ellie

In case you are not familiar with The Last of Us, it is an action-adventure survival game released in June 2013 for PS3. The game is set in a world where a type of mutant fungus turned most people into hostile creatures called the Infected. Two survival, Joel and Ellie, must depend on each other to survive and travel across the United State.