Initially, the long-awaited sequel The Last of Us was supposed to be released in February, but the development team did not have time to bring the project to perfection, so the release date was moved to May 29. It was later announced that the game would not be released on that day either, as the COVID-19 pandemic had severely delayed the workflow. The new release date for Part II is June 19. Since it conflicts with the premiere of the samurai action game Ghost of Tsushima, Sony decided to move it from June 26 to July 17.
Recall that recently the Internet was shocked by a large-scale leak: the network posted several videos showing the gameplay and cut scenes of The Last of Us Part II, containing plot spoilers. According to preliminary data, it's all the fault of one of the game's testers.