Launches for Last of Us Part II and Marvel's Iron Man VR put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic
There’s disappointing news for gamers due to the revelation that the coronavirus pandemic has forced a delay in the launches of both The Last of Us Part II and Marvel’s Iron Man VR. The latter game has been developed by Camouflaj for Sony and was revealed in early 2019 as an upcoming exclusive title for PlayStation VR. The original launch date of May 15 for Marvel’s Iron Man VR has now been indefinitely pushed back.
Unsurprisingly, there has been a greater reaction to the delay for The Last of Us Part II. Gamers have already been waiting for years for the sequel to the highly acclaimed 2013 release The Last of Us, and now it seems they will have to wait a bit longer. Naughty Dog has issued a statement that explained how the company wanted to make sure gamers around the world get to enjoy The Last of Us Part II at the same time, which due to logistical problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic is currently impossible.
The Last of Us Part II was scheduled to be released on May 29, although it had already been rescheduled from a February launch date due to quality concerns. Naughty Dog did offer a silver lining to this particular cloud by mentioning that the game was almost complete in regard to development and is at the bug-fixing stage. Although the statement from PlayStation said the launch delays were “until further notice”, Naughty Dog has been slightly more optimistic by going with “we’re hoping that this won’t be a long delay.”