After plenty of uncertainty amidst the COVID-19 pandemic regarding the release dates for The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima, The PlayStation Blog today has finally put the speculation to bed with a surprise announcement.
Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part II which was delayed indefinitely at the beginning of April will now release on June 19, while Sucker Punch Productions’ new title Ghost of Tsushima will release a month later on July 17, just a few weeks on from the originally slated June 26 release date.
Here is the PlayStation Blog statement made by Herman Hulst, Head of PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios:
As our teams at Sony Interactive Entertainment and Worldwide Studios approach development milestones and confront a world changed by COVID-19, we find ourselves having to adapt to today’s ever-changing environment. Amidst some disruptions to our working styles, we wanted to provide an update to PlayStation gamers who are eager to learn when our next exclusive titles will arrive to PlayStation 4.
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. And Ghost of Tsushima will follow on July 17.
I want to personally congratulate and thank both the teams at Naughty Dog and Sucker Punch Productions on their achievements, as we know it’s not an easy feat to reach the finish line under these circumstances. 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.
And finally, I want to thank the PlayStation Community for their continuous support and patience.
It’s good to see that both games won’t be releasing too far from their planned release dates, especially The Last of Us Part II which many feared wouldn’t surface until late this year or early next year after being indefinitely delayed.
The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima will release exclusively on PlayStation 4 on June 19 and July 17 respectively.