Believes that after The Last of Us Part 2, more games have set release dates around the summer of this year being delayed due to the plague.
PlayStation’s Twitter account has just officially announced the sad news to fans waiting for The Last of Us Part 2: the launch date of the game will be delayed due to the disease caused by the Coronavirus. Instead of playing The Last of Us Part 2 on May 29 as promised, gamers worldwide will have to wait for more until the epidemic situation improves and production is restored. Along with The Last of Us Part 2, even Marvel’s Iron Man VR was delayed. The common reason was that the problem caused by the Coronavirus made it impossible for them to guarantee that the game would be released smoothly, giving users a nice experience for gamers.
Naughty Dog developer also released a notice about this. According to the studio, The Last of Us Part 2 is almost complete and only has to fix a few last bugs, but even when the game is completed, they still face problems that are out of control. such as production, transportation, etc., so the game cannot be released on time. “We know that this news has disappointed you just like us. We want to come to our community to give you some more information ”.
The Last of Us Part 2 was the first game to receive a delay because of the Coronavirus officially, not the last game. A few days ago, Square Enix and Capcom also had to “barrier, welcome” to gamers that they were “not sure” about the date gamers would be playing Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Resident Evil 3 Remake due to problems. Deals in the production and distribution of physical game discs. Luckily until now, Resident Evil 3 seems to be coming out usually, and the quality of the game has not been excellent.
Meanwhile, Final Fantasy 7 Remake has been completed, and many game discs have been shipped to retailers. Some “connected” gamers even had their first games while the official release date was two weeks away. However, many gamers order physical disks affected by the isolation policies and travel restrictions of Western countries. This may affect gamers who buy the digital version but may not, because if Square Enix chooses to postpone the release date to “create a fairness for gamers to buy physical discs” similar to Sony, gamers buy The digital version will also have to wait.
But that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Many titles that are scheduled to release in the coming months may also be affected by the Coronavirus and are forced to postpone release dates for various reasons. After the epidemic ends and production is restored, factories will run “at full capacity” to meet orders for game production, artbook books, steelbooks, disk covers … but there will certainly be a halt. Stasis occurred. Many studios are forced to allow employees to work at home, which will affect the communication between members and thereby lower productivity.
Two essential games in this “high risk” group are Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima and CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077. On the Cyberpunk 2077 side, CD Projekt Red said they worked remotely from March 17 and ensured that the game would not be delayed because of the Coronavirus. “We think this will give each member of the development team the highest health safety. And although this (working remotely) is still new to everyone, we’re progressing on the challenge, and there’s no sign of delay in giving you a top-notch immersive experience. September.” However, as known, studio staff have been struggling to work over the past few months, which is entirely possible soon.
Ghost of Tsushima has a release date of June 26, 2020, which is only nearly three months away. A worrying sign for the game is that Sony recently said it is “closely monitoring the risk of delay in the development schedule of games including games from Sony studios and partner studios.” mainly in Europe and the US. ” Although there aren’t any names mentioned in this announcement, industry insiders say Sony is referring to The Last of Us Part 2 and Ghost of Tsushima – now that you know The Last of Us Part 2 has been postponed. With a release date just one month after The Last of Us Part 2, Ghost of Tsushima may also be delayed.
Even the release date of new Sony and Microsoft consoles may be affected. Although the possibility of these two giants changing the launch date of the Xbox Series X and PS5 is not high, the production will undoubtedly drop compared to expectations, and many gamers will not have the machine the day they launch. But wait patiently for my turn. I hope that I made a mistake!