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Sony Removes ‘The Last Of Us Part II’ From PlayStation Store



Sony Removes ‘The Last Of Us Part II’ From PlayStation Store

Sony has removed The Last Of Us Part II from the PlayStation Store.

In an unsurprising move, the tech giant removed the upcoming game from its PlayStation Store this week following last week’s announcement that the game has been indefinitely delayed due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Users who search for The Last Of Us Part II on the PlayStation Store will yield no results. However, you can reportedly find information about the game on the official PlayStation website.

Now, however, Sony has shared a statement on its support page stating that it will be issuing refunds to customers who pre-ordered the digital version of The Last Of Us and Iron Man VR via the PlayStation Store.

Users will receive more information via email. Meanwhile, other retailers have begun issuing notifications regarding the game’s release which, right now, is unknown. Naughty Dog has cited “logistical issues” for the delay which they say will prevent all players from getting the game at the same time.

An Early Release?

The Last Of Us sequel and the upcoming Iron Man VR, both of which were set to release next month, have both been delayed. Naughty Dog, the developers behind The Last Of Us, issued a statement last week on the delay and revealed they were working on options to release the game as soon as possible.

When asked if Naughty Dog would consider releasing the game digitally only for its May release next month on the PlayStation Blogcast, game director Neil Druckmann said the developer hasn’t yet made a decision. He said:

“This is a worldwide game that people in every country are waiting for and we want to make sure that we’re fair. If we just get [the game] to a small fraction of people, what does it do to all the people who don’t get it?

“We’re right now looking at all sorts of different options. What’s the best way to get it to all our fans as soon as possible? That’s going to take time for things to shift and to figure things out and also see where the world’s at; things are changing from day-to-day.”

Fans have urging Naughty Dog to release a demo of the game but it’s unlikely that the developer will do so. As per their previous statement, Naughty Dog is finishing tidying up the game and attempting to work around their COVID-19-related logistical issues.

Soon after Naughty Dog and PlayStation announced that the game was being delayed indefinitely, a series of new screenshots were published on the web by Sony. Around the same time, however, two videos featuring unseen footage of the game leaked onto YouTube.

The clips seemed to take place during the early parts of the game and showed Ellie and Dina riding horses through the snow, and Ellie practising the guitar via a mini-game that uses the DualShock touchpad. Sony quickly deleted the videos from YouTube and they’re currently unavailable.

It’s unknown when The Last Of Us Part II will be available for release but when it is, it’ll be added to the PlayStation Store. Watch this space for more The Last Of Us Part II updates.

Image credit: Sony PlayStation YouTube

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