Naughty Dog, developer of the upcoming game The Last of Us has delayed the game from its May 7th release to June 14. This gives them more time to polish the game and give it a worldwide release.
The company issued a statement saying, “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.”
The Last of Us is Naughty Dog’s stab at the survival horror genre. A fungal plague has decimated humanity and millions are dead. You play as hardened survivor named Joel (voiced by Troy Baker) who’s tasked with escorting a young woman named Ellie (voiced by Ashley Johnson) out of the military controlled quarantined zone. Joel and Ellie will traverse through once great cities, infested with bandits looking for their next victim and the infected: humanoid creatures whose sole purpose is to spread the infection.