Naughty Dog has officially announced that their post-apocalyptic game [amazon_link id=”B007CM0K86″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Last of Us[/amazon_link] has been delayed by five weeks. The game will now release on June 14th, which also happens to be a Friday.
Naughty Dog has released an official statement on the delay:
“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 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.”
This hurts a lot considering how long we have been salivating over every bit of coverage we have seen for the past two years, but delays almost always mean that we will be getting a better product and that’s the important thing. But still.