Sony has just issued a statement to Gamespot where they confirm a delay for Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us. The game was originally set for a May 7th release date, but has now been pushed back to June 14th to provide Naughty Dog with additional development time.
Here’s the statement issued by Naughty Dog, “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 realise 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.”
While the delay is a bit disappointing, we’re just glad Naught Dog didn’t pull a Rockstar and delay the game by nearly six months.