Sony has finally announced the release dates of two much-awaited PS4-exclusive games, The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima. Both these games have been pushed due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, but now, the studios have finalised the dates and have confirmed that both games will be released this summer.
Naughty Dog confirmed that The Last of Us Part II, sequel to the award-winning The Last of Us – hailed as one of the best games of all time and one of the top 50 best-selling games of all times – will be released on June 19, 2020. Initially, The Last of Us Part II was supposed to release in February 2020, but it was delayed to May 29, 2020. Unfortunately, much to the disappointment of fans, it was delayed yet again due to the ongoing pandemic when earlier in April, Sony mentioned that they were facing logistical constraints.
But finally, Naughty Dog – the developers behind the fantastic Uncharted game series – have sorted everything out and the game is greenlit to launch on June 19 with a 19-year-old Ellie fighting off in what is set to be yet another emotion-evoking stellar game. If you’ve missed them, which is highly unlikely, you must view the release trailer and the gameplay trailer revealing the details of the post-apocalyptic world Ellie journeys through.
Ghost of Tsushima is yet another promising PS4-exclusive game which was supposed to be released on June 26, 2020 but due to the ongoing pandemic and restrictions for developers to work from home, Sucker Punch Productions have confirmed that their game based on a samurai saga will be released on July 17, 2020. The story trailer of Ghost of Tsushima shows the open-world adventure gamers will experience through the journey of a lone warrior across the historical landscape of Japan.
“I want to personally congratulate and thank both the teams at Naughty Dog and Sucker Punch Productions on their achievements, as we know it’s not an easy feat to reach the finish line under these circumstances. Both teams have worked hard to deliver world-class experiences, and we can’t wait to see what you think of them when they release in just a few short months”, says Hermen Hulst, Head of Worldwide Studios, Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Both, The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima are also rumoured to be available on PS5. But, given that the PS5 is backwards compatible, they should be playable on the next-gen console regardless. Both the games seem to be violently gripping, with the former being much more violent and sexually explicit than its award-winning predecessor. The Last of Us Part II is also a much larger game where its ambitious adventure will be spread over two discs!
Simply put, we cannot wait to get our hands on both these titles.