Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) announced that two highly anticipated PlayStation 4 titles, The Last of Us Part II (TLoU 2) and Iron Man VR, have been delayed indefinitely. The company explains that this was due to logistical issues in the US caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
This is certainly not the first time the sequel to Naughty Dog’s survival horror title has experienced a delay. Back in October last year, the studio initially announced that the game’s February 2020 launch date had been pushed to May instead.
Update: 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.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) April 2, 2020
Following up on SIE’s post on Twitter, Naughty Dog also tweeted regarding the delay and assured fans that significant progress has been made on TLoU 2 despite the current issue. They added that the game is nearing completion, and is in the midst of its final bug fixing process.
A message from us about the delay of The Last of Us Part II: pic.twitter.com/aGsSRfmJ8a
— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) April 2, 2020
Sony did not go into full detail in regards to Marvel’s Iron Man game for PlayStation VR, which was originally slated to be released on 15 May this year. The company did not announce expected release dates for The Last of Us Part II and Iron Man VR, but mentioned there will be no delays for other titles for now.