Naughty Dog’s “The Last of Us” is without question one of the most anticipated titles of 2013. When they announced that the game’s release was on May 7th, 2013, many marked their calendars in sheer excitement as the game finally had a release date. As of today, Neil Druckmann, Creative Director at Naughty Dog, announced today on the PlayStation Blog that the game has indeed been delayed…but for only five more weeks. Here’s what he had to say:
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.
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.
Naughty Dog is all about providing quality and unrivaled experiences in their games, and The Last of Us looks to set a new benchmark. This is a delay that is more than fine as it is better for the game to release at the level of quality they’re striving for, as opposed to slightly buggy at spots. Regardless, June 14th is the new release so get ready for what could be the best summer release in recent memory.