While The Last of Us Part II was revealed just a month ago to be releasing in February 2020, its developer has today announced that date will be pushed.

In a letter to fans, game director Neil Druckmann stated that the game has a new release date of May 29, 2020.

"It was during the last few weeks, as we were closing out sections of the game, that we realized we simply didn’t have enough time to bring the entire game up to a level of polish we would call Naughty Dog quality," wrote Druckmann.

"While we’re relieved that we won’t have to compromise our vision, we’re disappointed that we weren’t able to avoid this exact situation. We wish we could’ve foreseen the amount of polish we needed, but the size and scope of this game got the better of us. We hate disappointing our fans and for that we’re sorry."

One of the big talking points during its media blitz on Outbreak Day was the scale of The Last of Us Part II – resulting in a game that will need to ship on two discs.

In fact, TLOU Part II will be so big that Naughty Dog has chosen to forgo the game's celebrated multiplayer at launch in order to focus on the campaign.

With this delay, the beginning of 2020 is looking a bit lighter, with news today that Ubisoft's Watch Dogs Legion will also be pushed from its March release date to later in the year.