[UPDATE]: Sony has just confirmed that yes, The Last of Us will be delayed. Instead of launching in May, the game will release on Friday (yes, Friday) June 14th. Here's an official statement from Naughty Dog:
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.
[Original Story]: Electronics retailer Best Buy has changed the release date for The Last of Us on their site to June 18th. Late last year, Naughty Dog announced that the game would be launching on May 17th, so does this mean the game is getting a delay?
Other retailers including Amazon and GameStop still have the release date set for May, but perhaps Best Buy jumped the gun and outed the news early. Sony has yet to clear up the mystery, so don't jump to any conclusions just yet, though having to wait even longer for this game is a scary thought.
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