After speculation earlier in the week about The Last of Us’ delay, Sony has now officially confirmed that the highly anticipated Naughty Dog action adventure will be released a little more than a month after its original intended release date.
Originally set for release on May 7, The Last of Us will now be coming out on June 14th worldwide, meaning that it will be releasing in the US on a Friday, not a Tuesday.
“As a team we pride ourselves on setting a very high quality bar for every aspect of our games – gameplay, story, art, design, technology and more,” Naughty Dog told IGN while confirming the delay. “We want to make sure The Last of Us raises that bar even further – for ourselves, and most importantly, our fans.
“As we entered the final phase of development for The Last of Us, we came to realize just how massive Joel and Ellie’s journey is.”
“But instead of cutting corners or compromising our vision,” Naughty Dog continued, “we came to the tough decision that the game deserved a few extra weeks to ensure every detail of The Last of Us was up to Naughty Dog’s internal high standards.”
This surely does suck, but I guess if we get a much better game as a result of waiting an extra month, it should be worth the wait.
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