The Last Of Us will now be released on PS3 on 14th June 2013, developer Naughty Dog has confirmed. It was originally slated for release on May 7th.
Writing on the PlayStation blog, the studio’s creative director Neil Druckmann explained that the team needed a little more time to match the high expectations for the title, and that the game will feature the “easily the longest campaign Naughty Dog has ever made.”
“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,” he said. “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.”
“The extra wait will be very short and your patience will be rewarded. Update your calendars. You won’t even have to change seasons. The Last of Us will be available 14th June 2013. Until then, know that we will be working extremely hard to deliver an experience that matches your high expectations.”