The Last of Us screenshot
The Last of Us screenshot

The Last of Us has been delayed, SCEE has confirmed.

The game will now release worldwide on June 14, 2013, just over five weeks later than originally planned.

In a statement provided to, Naughty Dog said it prides itself 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 says that the delay will allow it to deliver a game that lives up to the team's "internal high standards".

"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," Naughty Dog continued. "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 delay means that The Last of Us now won't ship until the week of E3 - the same week many expect to see Sony's PlayStation 4 line-up.

Source: Naughty Dog statement provided to

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altaranga's Avatar


That noise you didn't hear was the sound of me not falling off my chair in surprise.
Posted 14:23 on 15 February 2013
Wido's Avatar


I welcome it! Extra polish and saving more money? Sony & Naughty Dog have done us all a favour!
Posted 11:58 on 15 February 2013
guyderman's Avatar


Boo! I want it now - lol!
Posted 09:50 on 15 February 2013
kittykatswell's Avatar


wow....well I guess we don't want that now do we ^_^
Posted 09:39 on 15 February 2013

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Release Date: 14/06/2013
Developer: Naughty Dog
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Genre: Action
Rating: PEGI 18+
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