Surely the game won;t be delayed until 2029, but it is curious to why Amazon decided to extend the release date by exactly 9 years!
Reports of the delay suggest that the game has been delayed ‘indefinitely’ and I am starting to wonder if the story of The Last of Us 2 is hits a little too close to home with the current times. Remember the cut scene from Spider-Man with the Twin Towers during 9/11.
Surely the game was close to completion and anything extra could have been completed remotely. Also, if the reports of the inability to distribute physical copies would damage the sales is to be believed, why not go all digital first, and then allow the physical copies to trickle in after?
It is clear that Sony and Naughty Dog have invested too much in TLOU2 and have been very risk averse. This may likely be the best decision with this particular game. Hopefully when COVID-19 is behind us, we can truly enjoy this title as it was intended to be.