Creative Director Neil Druckmann said that Naughty Dog was considering “all sorts of different options”, after it was confirmed that the title would be delayed indefinitely
Originally planned for a May 29, 2020 release, The Last Of Us Part 2 was “delayed indefinitely” was a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
When asked about how an early a digital release (In an interview with the Official PlayStation BlogCast) of The Last of Us Part 2… Druckmann had this to say:
“There hasn’t been a final decision yet. Right now we’re just reacting to… it’s a different retail chain, whether we could get physical copies to people, is the internet infrastructure there to support all countries…
“This is a worldwide game that people in every country are waiting for and we want to make sure that we’re fair. If we just get [the game] to a small fraction of people, what does it do to all the people who don’t get it?
“We’re right now looking at all sorts of different options. What’s the best way to get it to all our fans as soon as possible? That’s going to take time for things to shift and to figure things out and also see where the world’s at: things are changing from day-to-day.”
(source – psu.com)