Following the news that The Last of Us Part 2 has been delayed indefinitely, Sony has officially pulled the game from the PlayStation Store. According to the PlayStation Support site, refunds will be handed out automatically and will see their account credited soon. This means those looking to pre-order the game digitally can no longer do so for the foreseeable future.
While the option to pre-order The Last of Us Part 2 had already been disabled following news of the delay, the page has now disappeared entirely. Creative director Neil Druckmann had previously commented that discussions around The Last of Us Part 2’s release were “changing day to day” and hadn’t seemed to rule out the possibility for a digital-only release.
The news also comes with the de-listing of Iron Man VR, another high-profile release delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. People who purchased Iron Man VR will also see a refund credited to their accounts in the next few days. The Last of Us Part 2 and Iron Man VR were due to release May 29th and May 15th respectively. There are currently no renewed release dates for either title.
It seems we won’t be seeing any sign of The Last of Us Part 2 any time soon. De-listing a pre-order is no small feat, and there will undoubtedly be an abundance of players owed a refund. There’s currently no news on how the delay will affect physical pre-orders. We can probably expect individual retailers to begin handling the situation in the coming days.
What are your thoughts on the de-listing? Have you pre-ordered The Last of Us Part 2, either physically or digitally? Let us know in the comments.
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