Monday, April 27, 2020

The Last of Us Part 2 New Release Date, Ghost of Tsushima Delayed

Sony has given a new release date for The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima, both coming this summer.

Shortly after a spoiler-filled story leak for The Last of Us Part II and a leak on PlayStation Canada of a possible delay for Ghost of Tsushima took place, publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment had to come forward for some damage control.

Recent official announcement made by SIE and Worldwide Studios have revealed that highly-anticipated PlayStation 4-exclusive game The Last of Us Part 2 will release for PS4 on June 19 and Ghost of Tsushima will follow on July 17, 2020.

The Last of Us Part 2 New Release Date, Ghost of Tsushima Delayed

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Though previously scheduled for a May 29 release, TLoU2 had to be delay indefinitely because of logistic issues worldwide that were beyond control of developer studios and their parent company Sony, caused by Coronavirus outbreak.

Now that The Last of Us sequel gets a June release window, Tsushima had to push back a month from its original date as well. Sony assures that TLoU Part II will launch regardless of current situation amidst COVID-19 pandemic.

RELATED: Ghost of Tsushima Delay May Have Leaked by PlayStation Canada

Fans have been incredibly excited to get their hands on The Last of Us 2 and then a major leak online has spoiled its story premise. Those alleged pre-release footage are acknowledged by developer Naughty Dog and were taken down.

Previously slated for a 2019 release, The Last of Us 2 was postponed to May 2020 but then they had to delay once again. Sony even offered a refund to players who pre-ordered the game on PlayStation Store due to this unforeseen setback.

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Up until now, Sony had no slated date planned for a release and many fans speculated that TLoU Part 2 could likely be pushed to end of year 2020 or most possibly to early 2021 to coincide with next-gen console launch of PlayStation 5.

Then announcing a new release date for The Last of Us Part II all of a sudden was seemingly a calculated effort by Naughty Dog and Sony to distract everyone from leaked story spoilers, leading to an inevitable delay for Ghost of Tsushima.