We’ve been hearing for many months now that Naughty Dog was targeting a 2019 release date for The Last of Us: Part 2, but with news emerging that Death Stranding may deploy during the holidays, it sounds like Ellie’s sophomore effort has been internally pushed back. This can’t be considered a delay because the title was never officially dated, but reliable Kotaku reporter Jason Schreier claims that we’re now looking at an early 2020 launch:
Assuming that Death Stranding is due this holiday, then following it up with arguably the most anticipated sequel in PlayStation history a few months later makes sense. Remember, Sony still has Ghost of Tsushima in the pipeline as well, and a summer launch for the Feudal foray would effectively see the platform holder through to the PlayStation 5, which is expected to arrive around November 2020. It’s going to be an exciting 18 months, folks.