The postponement of The Last of Us Part 2, just one month after the announcement of an expected release date for years, has left the entire PlayStation community stunned. It seems, however, that the majority of players have taken it with philosophy, without engaging in fierce attacks against Naughty Dog.
Rami Ismail, founder of Vlambeer and responsible among others for Nuclear Throne, Ridiculous Fishing, Super Crate Box, Serious Sam: The Random Encounter and Luftrausers, noticed this and did not fail to let his followers know about it on Twitter. “2019 is fantastic, we have just witnessed the announcement of the postponement of The Last of Us Part 2 and the public has taken it” well. “Some do not realize how this will make the life of the developers better in the next two years, as this attitude spreads throughout the industry, that matters a lot, thanks “.
The gamer communities are notorious for being prone to excesses of anger towards referrals or choices of developers judged to be unwise. Without going too far back in time, just think of the fierce criticism reserved for Infinity Ward when the temporal exclusivity for PS4 of a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare mode was announced and rumors began to circulate about the presence of loot boxes. According to Ismail, the sympathetic attitude towards Naughty Dog is instead a good signal for the industry, which will make all developers work more smoothly in the future.
How did you get it? If you have not already done so, we invite you to read the letter from Neil Druckmann, in which the reasons for the postponement are explained. The new release date for The Last of Us Part 2 is May 29, 2020.
2019 is lovely in that we just saw the delay of TLOU2 announced & the audience response is "good".
Folks might not realize how many developer lives this is going to make better in the next few years, as this understanding propagates through the industry.
It matters. Thank you.
— Rami Ismail (@tha_rami) October 24, 2019