Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us has been delayed until June 14, Sony officially announced today.
Posting on the PlayStation Blog, The Last of Us lead game designer Neil Druckmann said:
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.
The Last of Us was originally slated for release on May 7. The move to June 14—a worldwide release date—only adds five additional weeks.