New Release Dates for Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us Part II Announced

The Last of Us Part II isn’t delayed indefinitely anymore, but Ghost of Tsushima gets bumped back.

At the beginning of April, Sony announced that two exclusive games, The Last of Us Part II and Iron Man VR, would not be released in May, as planned.

Now, at the backend of the month, Sony has found confidence in a new release window for one of the two delayed games.

In a post on the PlayStation Blog, the company announced that The Last of Us Part II is now coming out on 19 June.

Following days of pre-release footage being leaked, The Last of Us Part II developers, Naughty Dog, took to Twitter to encourage fans that the final experience hadn’t been hampered.

However, the good news about one PlayStation 4 exclusive was followed by the delay of another.

The Last of Us Part II coming 19 June, Ghost of Tsushima release pushed back

It was only last month that Ghost of Tsushima was given its long-awaited release date.

In an announcement that unveiled its extensive line of different editions, Sucker Punch announced that Ghost of Tsushima would launch on 26 June.

So, with The Last of Us Part II coming on 19 June, having Ghost of Tsushima come out one week later would be bad business for Sony.

Now, the highly-anticipated game set in 13th century Japan will hit consoles on 17 July instead.

Cyberpunk 2077’s launch and Marvel’s Avengers launch come within two weeks of each other, but as competing games, the tight time frame between them doesn’t matter as much to publishers.

While the bump to Ghost of Tsushima seems to be a way for Sony to keep their release schedule in order, the developers have stated that the extra time will help the game.

With the PlayStation 5 still expected to launch towards the end of the year, these two summer releases could give the PS4 an incredibly strong finish before the next generation rolls in.

So, PlayStation 4 players can now look forward to a busy summer of gaming. The Last of Us Part II comes out on 19 June, with Ghost of Tsushima arriving a month later, on 17 July.

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