Sony has confirmed that The Last of Us’ release date has been pushed. Initially scheduled to launch on May 7, the much-anticipated Naughty Dog developed horror action-adventure game is now set to hit stores on June 14.
On the delay, Neil Druckmann, Creative Director at Naughty Dog has said:
“As we entered the final phase of development for The Last of Us, we came to realise just how massive Joel and Ellie’s journey is,” said Naughty Dog in a statement. “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 Dog’s 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, our fans.”