Update: Industry analyst Daniel Ahmad tweeted that The Last of Us Part 2 will be pushed back to "a little over three months from the original date," which was February 21, 2020.
A little over 3 months from the original date. https://t.co/7j5bE9PEpr- Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) October 24, 2019
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It's looking like The Last of Us Part 2 is getting pushed back a little bit further. A report from Kotaku today indicates the anticipated sequel will be delayed into spring 2020.
This follows rumblings of news about a Sony first party title "soon," as noted by Daniel Ahmad. The Last of Us Part 2's release date was only announced one month ago to be February 21, 2020, and now it seems like Naughty Dog's next game will be waiting a bit longer.
Sony has yet to confirm this, though Kotaku's Jason Schreier says they expect an announcement this week. We've reached out to Sony PR to clarify.
This delay pushes The Last of Us Part 2 further back into 2020, and right into the furious melee of major releases all set to premiere in the spring of next year. Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Cyberpunk 2077, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and the recently delayed Doom Eternal are all targeting springtime launches, so it's a little surprising to see Naughty Dog jumping into the middle of all that.
It's looking like spring 2020 will be one last bit of fireworks before the console launches set for holiday 2020. The PlayStation 5 in particular is due out by Christmastime next year, and this just builds more anticipation for the current console generation's final salvo of big-budget titles.
If you're anxious to hear more about The Last of Us Part 2, you should check out our recent hands-on impressions of Naughty Dog's new game, which looks to considerably ramp up the violence and stakes.