Sony declared today that Naughty Dog’s post-apocalyptic The Last of Us Part II will presently be released on June 19th and Sucker Punch’s samurai action-adventure title Ghost of Tsushima follows on July 17. Not long ago, Sony had said that the PlayStation 4 exclusive would be postponed “until further notice” because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Before that, the game had been scheduled to release on May 29th (which was likewise a postponed release date).
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic affected a significant part of the gaming industry. This is particularly valid for The Last of Us Part II, which had just observed various delays before Sony reported early this month that the game was postponed uncertainly. Indeed, presently it has a new release scheduled. Be that as it may, this June 19 date is near Ghost of Tsushima’s past June 26 planned première. Tsushima is moving to later in July to give The Last of Us Part II some space.
“As we begin to see an ease in the global distribution environment, I am pleased to confirm that The Last of Us Part II will arrive on June 19,” said Hermen Hulst, Sony’s head of worldwide studios, in a statement.
“Both teams have worked hard to deliver world-class experiences, and we can’t wait to see what you think of them when they release in just a few short months,” Hulst said.
In case you’re foreseeing The Last of Us Part II, you ought to know that monstrous spoilers and clips from the game allegedly leaked throughout the end of the week. We are not connecting to coverage of the leaks if you want to maintain a strategic distance from spoilers.
Sony additionally reported that Ghost of Tsushima, Sucker Punch’s upcoming action-adventure PS4 exclusive that happens in feudal Japan, will be released on July 17th, a small postponement from its original June 26th launch.
Ghost of Tsushima was uncovered back in October 2017 during the Paris Games Week, yet the official title and gameplay didn’t come until E3 2018. After various teasers and trailers, Ghost of Tsushima was set for a June 2020 release, yet was pushed back because of the pandemic.
“There are a few finishing touches to apply and bugs to squash — so we’ll put these extra couple weeks to good use,” Sucker Punch said in a tweet.
Sony is on somewhat of a deadline with the two games. It is releasing a new console, PlayStation 5, later this year. And keeping in mind that it wants individuals to be amped up for these two games, it needs to begin concentrating on promoting and working up the expectation for the new hardware.