The Last of Us Part II gets a release date; Ghost of Tsushima gets a delay.
Over the weekend, massive The Last of Us Part II spoilers hit the Internet. Today, Sony announced new release dates for Naughty Dog’s massively anticipated new game. Ghost of Tsushima, Sucker Punch’s samurai action game, also has a new date.
“As we begin to see an ease in the global distribution environment,” Hermen Hulst, head of worldwide studios for Sony Interactive Entertainment wrote on the PlayStation Blog, “I am pleased to confirm that The Last of Us Part II will arrive on June 19. And Ghost of Tsushima will follow on July 17.”
Hulst emphasised that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is the primary reason for new dates. That said, shoving TLOU2 out the door before everyone who cares about it has seen the leaked content is almost certainly a concern.
This is the third time Sony has announced a release date for the zombie sequel. The Last of Us Part II was originally slated for a February release, but was shifted to May 29 shortly after the initial release date was announced. Then, in April, amid concerns over the difficulties of coordinating a physical release during the COVID-19 crisis, Sony delayed the game indefinitely. Now, we know indefinitely will *fingers crossed* come to an end in June.
This is the first time Sony has delayed Ghost of Tsushima. Sucker Punch’s first game in six years looks gorgeous and ambitious. Hopefully, it really, truly arrives in July.