This morning, Sony announced that they now have official release dates for The Last Of Us Part II and Ghost Of Tsushima. The word came down from the PlayStation Blog, which we have the full statement below from Hermen Hulst, who is the Head of Worldwide Studios, SIE. Basically, both games were thrown into the void with their release dates suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus messing with everyone's plans for promotion and eventual release of the game. This caused some backlash online from fans who had already been waiting forever to see the game come out, and eventually had someone apparently leak the entire plot of TLOU2 in response. Now we know that both games will be released in June and July of this year.
As our teams at Sony Interactive Entertainment and Worldwide Studios approach development milestones and confront a world changed by COVID-19, we find ourselves having to adapt to today's ever-changing environment. Amidst some disruptions to our working styles, we wanted to provide an update to PlayStation gamers who are eager to learn when our next exclusive titles will arrive to PlayStation 4. As we begin to see an ease in the global distribution environment, I am pleased to confirm that The Last of Us Part II will arrive on June 19, and Ghost of Tsushima will follow on July 17.
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. And finally, I want to thank the PlayStation Community for their continuous support and patience.