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Submitted by Gekko 964d ago | rumor

The Last of Us release ahead of possible PS4 announcement

Peter Chubb:

A few days ago we told you that there was a rumor that Naughty Dog’s newest IP was to be released in the Spring (around the same time as GTA 5), we can now tell you that this was pretty much spot on because The Last of Us release date will be on the 7th of May. Now if we are to believe other rumors, then this could be just ahead of a possible PS4 announcement in June. (Next-Gen, PS3)

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shiningpen   964d ago | Spam
lifesanrpg  +   964d ago
Failing to see how The Last of Us means we are getting a PS4...
Riderz1337  +   964d ago
Well people were expecting this to come out at the end of 2013 (September-December) and if that was the case then there was no way Sony was going to release the PS4 just so it could compete with itself. This does not confirm PS4 coming out during Q2-Q3 of 2013 but there is a very good possibility that it will. Also how many games are schedules to be released during September-December? Just look at this, http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
There is no game schedules to release for PS3/Xbox 360 during September to December.
SolidGear3  +   964d ago
Originally The Last of Us was supposed to be released in late 2012.
-Alpha  +   964d ago
Yep, the fact that Sony wont save this for Q4 gives a strong hint that they are wrapping up with the PS3.

This also seems to suggest that the Last Guardian will probably launch on PS4.
ritsuka666  +   963d ago
Not forget too....
Looks FF versus is going for PS4 like Last Guardian.
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Brian1rr  +   964d ago
It's not the game it's the timing
SilentNegotiator  +   963d ago
It's pure speculation that it's release date change from fall to summer means that it's "getting out of the way" of PS4.
Belking  +   964d ago
I'm excited about the last of us next year but it doesn't mean anything about the ps4 will be announced next year. I hope it does but I don't see it. sony is still trying to recover from those staggering losses they have and vita is still struggling to find its way into the market. I'm still hoping for 2014 at the latest. Only one will be released next year and all signs point to the next xbox by this time next year.
Swiftcricket  +   964d ago
I agreed with you because I see nothing wrong with your thoughts on this, but thought I might share why this could possibly mean for PS4. It's no guarantee by any means but it is actually a small glimmer of hope. As soon as that release date showed on the screen "PS4 announcement at E3" was the first thing that popped into my head.

Just seems like Sony is getting some of their big releases out just before E3 (so that the PS4 announcement won't overshadow them and hurt sales), and their rather empty holiday season next year being a possible sign that it could release in that time frame. I'd say the former is very likely to happen but I wouldn't bet a whole lot of money on the latter. I won't be surprised if it does release next year though. Plans change, we could get both consoles next year.
Riderz1337  +   964d ago
Their gaming division is one of the very few divisions actually making money. No way Sony would let Microsoft/Nintendo have a year+ with them being the only 2 consoles on the market. They made a huge mistake not releasing the PS3 earlier and they won't make that same mistake again. They'll invest more money into their gaming division whilst decreasing their investment in their TV division since that thing hasn't made a profit in YEARS. Regarding your vita statement, if Sony drops the price of the Vita to 199$ that thing will sell like hot cakes. I honestly don't see a huge problem with the 250$ price tag right now but if you include the high price of memory cards, then I can see that being a problem for some. Decrease the price of Vita to 199$ and keep the 250$ Vita BUT include a 32 gb memory card. Shouldn't be a problem selling that.
Belking  +   964d ago
It's not much they can do about MS or Nintendo beating them to the market. They aren't going to win any battles when it comes to spending money because they just don't have the cash reserves that the other two have. Their gaming division isn't doing bad but not as well as people think. The vita sort of set them back a little. The software support for it is really hurting them.
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k-dillinger  +   963d ago
yea if they dropped the price of vita to 199 a few months later gamers are still gonna say its too expensive and crying for a price drop yet again
VonBraunschweigg  +   963d ago
Just give-us a heads-up allright? Some time to save our money. Right now I'm not a rich man, so if I have to put down 500 or 600 on launchday again, and I don't mind doing that, just give me a few months extra this time. No, I don't mean delay it for Europe like last time, just a early notice. Say at GDC, so I can adjust my summerholiday plans. With E3 that may be too late. On behalf of all the poor paupers among us, thanx in advance:)
gamern4g  +   963d ago
I dont believe that year 2013 brings us new consoles. One of my friend is working in EA and he told me "not sure", nothing else, he cant tell me the truth.
Neo-Axl  +   963d ago
Get him drunk, he'll spill the whole next gen story with ya.
medman  +   963d ago
I'm afraid that if Sony or Microsoft releases a console in 2013 it will not match the expectations from a technical perspective that gamers are expecting from the next gen systems. I hope they wait till 2014 and give us something to wow us, not just more of the same with slightly better graphics and lighting.
Commandar_Shepard  +   963d ago
I'm certain of this.

1) Sony is releasing its big 3 (TLOU, GOW:A, and Beyond) all in the spring and not the Fall where it could gather more sales along with more polish. Since nothing current gen is scheduled for the Fall, we can determine that Sony doesn't want a PS4 release to cannibalize their own games.

2) Sony cannot let MS release a year ahead again.

3) Sony will unveil the PS4 and its launch lineup at E3.

It's almost time people. :)
miacosa  +   963d ago
No kidding since it is a PS3 release it as nothing to do with PS4.
ghostrider32  +   963d ago
The sooner next gen consoles are announced, the better.
capox  +   963d ago
Here is the official one
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Soldierone  +   963d ago
I don't think its Specifically The Last of Us that proves anything, its the fact there is literally nothing for next Fall so far.

Sony has games in the pipes, but nothing is scheduled for sure past June I don't believe. THAT is a good sign. Normally Sony has the entire year announced by this time. Some major studios in SCEA don't have anything announced at the moment.

That and saying the "B-team" at ND is the ones that made this, what is the A-team working on?
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