Naughty Dog announced today that anticipated game The Last of Us has been delayed from a May 7 release until June 14. Here’s a statement from Neil Druckmann, Lead Game Designer.
The Last of Us is an ambitious project. In many ways it may be Naughty Dogs most ambitious project to date brand new universe and cast of characters, brand new tech, brand new genre, not to mention its easily the longest campaign Naughty Dog has ever made.
As we entered the final phase of development for The Last of Us, we came to realize just how massive Joel and Ellies journey is. But instead of cutting corners or compromising our vision, 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 Dogs internal high standards.
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. We want to make sure The Last of Us raises that bar even further for ourselves, and most importantly, for you, our fans.
The extra wait will be very short and your patience will be rewarded. Update your calendars. You wont even have to change seasons. The Last of Us will be available June 14th, 2013. Until then, know that we will be working extremely hard to deliver an experience that matches your high expectations.