The Last of Us Delayed

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Naught Dog’s upcoming post-apocalyptic action title The Last of Us has been delayed until June 14. The news was announced by publisher Sony today.

The Last of Us, a PlayStation 3 exclusive, was originally set to be released on May 7th, and now has an additional five weeks on that date. The delay is worldwide and every country will see The Last of Us launch on June 14th.

A Naughty Dog statement said:

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.

For all those who were waiting patiently for The Last of Us, that wait is going to get longer and most likely a little more difficult to bare. Sony did not release any news stating if the demo would be pushed back as well, but it will most likely be left alone.