Joel & Ellie’s The Last of Us Journey Pushed Back into June
The PS3 Exclusive ‘The Last of Us’ that is being developed by Naughty Dog has been pushed back into June 2013. The delay was confirmed on The European PlayStation blog by Neil Druckmann, Creative Director of Naughty Dog.
Fans will have to wait pretty much an extra month before they’re able to get their hands on the game in Europe, rescheduled from the initial May 15 release to June 14 in the summer.
“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.” Neil 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. 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.”
In terms of pipeline, THe Last of Us is the only real title scheduled to be released in that region, with most of the known titles hitting shelves a few months before such as Tomb Raider, God of War: Ascension and Bioshock: Infinite duking it out in March.
The move means that the game will be releasing in the thick of E3 where high profile titles are due to be released as well as the transition to next-gen as Sony is expected to announce their next-gen console next week.