Ghost of Tsushima Release Date Delay The Last of Us 2 Delay PS5

Update: The Last of Us: Part II has indeed been delayed.

Original story: Although we don't have official confirmation yet, The Last of Us: Part II is apparently being delayed beyond its recently announced 21st February, 2020 release date. And according to Kotaku's Jason Schreier, the delay to Naughty Dog's title means that Ghost of Tsushima -- another of Sony's key PlayStation 4 exclusives -- will also be pushed back.

Schreier says that Ghost of Tsushima was on course to launch in the first half of 2020, but now that The Last of Us: Part II requires more time in the oven, Sucker Punch's highly anticipated samurai action game needs to make way. It makes a lot of sense when you stop to think about it -- Sony obviously doesn't want two of its final PS4 titles overlapping with one another.

If all of this turns out to be accurate -- which we're assuming it will -- then next year's schedule is looking rather neat and tidy. The Last of Us: Part II in spring, Ghost of Tsushima in autumn (at a guess), and the PlayStation 5 in winter. It's an exciting time to be a PlayStation fan.

But does this mean that Ghost of Tsushima could be transformed into a PS5 launch game? Schreier doesn't rule the possibility out entirely -- and we still think it'll end up on both PS4 and PS5 -- but he does write "don't expect [Sony] to suddenly turn [Ghost of Tsushima] into a PS5 game or anything".

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