'The Last of Us Part 2' has been delayed until spring 2020.

The Last of Us

The Last of Us

Sony and Naughty Dog have pushed back the highly anticipated game's launch after recently setting a February release date, but now it's been confirmed the title will be available on May 29 next year.

In a lengthy letter to fans, director Neil Druckmann said: "I know. It was just about a month ago when we had our big blowout for the game, letting media play over two hours of it along with debuting our new story trailer and revealing the release date.

"The positive response we saw from our community was overwhelming. You can feel the energy among the team members.

"After working on something for so many years, it's invigorating to get a glimpse of validation for all the hard work.

"However, 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.

"At this point we were faced with two options: compromise parts of the game or get more time. We went with the latter, and this new release date allows us to finish everything to our level of satisfaction while also reducing stress on the team."