We knew something was brewing with the release of The Last of Us when retail sites were pushing the date back to mid-June, but Sony and developer Naughty Dog have officially confirmed a delay for the PlayStation 3 exclusive to June 14.
"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," lead designer Neil Druckermann said on the PlayStation Blog (and originally reported by GameSpot). "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 extra wait will be very short and your patience will be rewarded."
Andrew was impressed with what he saw in his latest preview of the game.