A few days ago a rumour circulated concerning the release date of the PS3 game The Last of Us, it was rumoured that the release was to be delayed from May 7th to June 14th, that rumour has now been confirmed in a statement issued by Sony and Naughty Dog. The statement below gives the reason for the delay and the official release date.
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.
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, 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.