With the previously indefinite delay given to The Last of Us Part II
over, with the highly anticipated game now due for release on PlayStation 4
on June 19. The other big release to join Naughty Dog
's epic is Ghost of Tsushima
from Sucker Punch
. The feudal Japan-set action-adventure is now is now on track for release on July 17.
As per the official announcement, via the PlayStation Blog
, Head of Worldwide Studios Hermen Hulst said the following.
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.
The post then goes on to thanks the development teams for each game reaching "the finish line under these circumstances", pointing to the idea that development on both titles has finished. Interestingly Ghost of Tsushima was originally due for release on June 26, so the new July date points to making room for The Last of Us Part II.