The Last of Us delayed to June 14

The Last of Us will release five weeks later than planned, developer Naughty Dog announced today. The PlayStation 3 exclusive from the house of Uncharted will launch worldwide on June 14, rather than May 7 as revealed at the 2012 Spike VGAs.

"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," reads a post from lead game designer Neil Druckmann on the PlayStation Blog. "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."

It's a bit strange that the new release date is on a Friday, rather than on Tuesday like it was before. It's not like anything else is happening that week...


Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.