Naughty Dog has confirmed that The Last of Us has been delayed and will now release on June 14th.
The survival horror title that features Joel and Ellie taking on a post-apocalyptic United States was originally scheduled for a May 7th release but will now be released on the 14th June. Creative director of The Last of Us, Neil Druckmann said over at the Official EU PlayStation Blog, that the five week delay was to make sure that the game was polished and of a very high quality like all Naughty Dog titles should be-
“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.
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”
Here at NGB, we feel it’s a good thing to make sure the title is finished and polished in the way it should be. Do you feel the same? Or are you frustrated with the delay? Let us know in the comments section below.