Sony Interactive Entertainment boss Jim Ryan has revealed that demand for The Last of Us Part II has remained robust in face of current occasions, and in Europe alone, its preorders have tracked higher than these of Marvel’s Spider-Man on the similar level earlier than launch.
Ryan disclosed this throughout an interview with CNet, during which he additionally mentioned that though Sony hasn’t introduced a next-gen model of the sport, The Last of Us II will run easily on the PlayStation 5.
“We hope this’ll be a defining game for this generation,” he continued.
Speaking of the sport’s current delay individually with Games Industry, Ryan mentioned that the delay was a results of “complete uncertainty” about distribution within the midst of a pandemic. “It was like the world was heading into this big black hole, and we didn’t know whether the internet would be working, we didn’t know whether warehouses would be able to operate,” defined Ryan. “So we took the cautious approach. But the games [The Last of Us II and Ghost of Tsushima both] are ready to go and we are feeling really good about them.”
The Last of Us II‘s spoiler-filled leaks by the hands of a 3rd celebration attracted backlash from gamers who vowed to boycott the sport based mostly on what they noticed. Additionally, there are reviews of the sport being banned within the Middle East as a result of its content material. However, neither these occasions nor the pandemic appear to have had an impression on demand.
The Last of Us Part II will launch on June 19th.