The Last of Us delayed to June
Sony has averted the apocalypse somewhat, though PlayStation 3 gamers may not be happy about it. Of course, as the headline clarifies, I am talking about the fact that Naughty Dog’s apocalyptic action title The Last of Us has been pushed back from its original release date, May 7.
Word of a possible delay began spreading after Best Buy changed its listing for the game’s release from May 7 to June 18. While not an unusual thing for a retailer to do, it nonetheless got people wondering. And now a delay has been confirmed by Sony, so as things stand now, The Last of Us is set to launch worldwide on June 14.
“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,” Naughty Dog said in a statement. “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.”
Oh well, it’s only a little over a month of waiting, and like Shigeru Miyamoto said, “A delayed game is eventually good, a bad game is bad forever.” So it’s more than likely that the wait for The Last of Us will bear greater fruit for the fans than if Naughty Dog had rushed the game to meet the original date, don’t you think?
A writer, journalist, and aspiring storyteller, Peter Grimm has been gaming since the days of the Nintendo 64, and reporting on the goings-on in the World of Gaming since late 2011. His base of writing operations is located within the void between Here and There, or so he would have you think.
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