Last Of Us Delayed By Naughty Dog

By Pete Haas 2013-02-13 13:30:16 discussion comments
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Naughty Dog's upcoming action game The Last Of Us will be arriving a bit later than expected. The developer, best known for the Uncharted series, revwaled today that they're pushing the release date for the PS3 exclusive back by a month.

The game's initial release date, revealed by the VGA 2012 trailer, was May 7th. The new release date is June 14th.

In a statement to fans, creative director Neil Druckmann said that they wanted the extra development time in order to polish the game. They wanted to ensure that the game met their own standards for quality.

"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."

Last Of Us is set in the United States, after a fungal outbreak has decimated the world's population. Hardened arms dealer Joel and teenager Ellie escape military quarantine and journey across the country. They'll have to fend off the infected as well as murderous scavengers.

Druckmann described Last Of Us as their "most ambitious project to date." They've created a new universe and new characters, and the game is powered by new technology. Furthermore, Druckmann says, "it's easily the longest campaign" the studio has ever made.

The Last Of Us demo will be released later this year. You can get access to the demo by purchasing God of War: Ascension.
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