The Last Of Us Part 2 Screenshots
The Last of Us Part 2 was originally due to ship in February, before being pushed back to May 29. However, the game has now been delayed again due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and has yet to attract a new release date.
Sony last week warned that some of its first-party games could see delays due to the pandemic, so this may not come as a surprise to hear the game has been pushed back. In addition, The Last of Us Part 2 was delisted from Amazon Italy a few weeks back.
The Last of Us: Part 2 takes place five years after the events of the original game, with players stepping into the role of Ellie, who is now 19 years old. Joel is also coming back for the sequel, and Naughty Dog says he will have a ‘major part‘ in the game.
The Sony-owned developer is also utilising a new animation system known as Motion Matching, which sounds like it may become an industry standard going forward.
The Last of Us: Part 2 will include a number of gameplay improvements over the original title, including enhanced stealth mechanics and the addition of canine enemies. There won’t be a multiplayer component this time around, but Naughty Dog has said that we will get to experience its work for the online mode at some point in the future.
Naughty Dog has come under scrutiny recently after a report shed light on the studio’s crunch culture, although Neil Druckmann was quick to praise the company’s animation and production teams in wake of the report.