Sony delays anticipated PS3 title by five weeks.
Sucks but happens all the time.
Well its better then GTA V's delay.. Atleast they got more time to make this game even better! Cant wait! Blow me away ND!
ONLY ONE DAY AFTER E3. WTF SONY.
No kidding. Delay it a few weeks so the title is working the way they want it to? No problem on this end.
Hmm... didn't think about the E3 thing. maybe they have some bonus surprise to announce at E3 (1 day before the game goes on sale). Sony always has an immediate gratification announcement at E3.
Sony needs to give their exclusives breathing room...now they are learning
I doubt a month is making any difference they probably just wanted a further release date, all this "extra polishing" is pure BS
Sad, but that just means it can be an early birthday present for me :D @Shanks I always thought it would be a great idea to release a game right after E3, especially one that has garnered as much hype as TLOU. An amazing showing at E3 and a release as soon as it's over should have the hype at an all time high as well, and spur more sales Day 1. That only downside to it this time is that the PS4 will be the main focus on E3, so it may very well take away from TLOU showing. E3 will have PS3, PSVita, and PS4 as the focus for Sony. Seems like a 2 hour conference or longer from them.
Oh well, still buying it either way. If it ends up being one of the last great PS3 games then I'm sure its going to be one hell of a send off.
99% of people who buy video games will not have heard of e3. I don't think the clash will have any effect.
Outrage! I demand The Last of Us to be free on PS+ now! lol, well I'm still getting it. Would be cool if we have some cool ps+ bonuses too tho, like extra maps, skins,etc.
@DOMination Do you seriously believe that gamers, people who buy video games regularly and read all the gaming news, such as ourselves, are in such a minority as to be 1% of everyone who buys video games? I think you'll find that we make for a bigger audience than you might believe.
Bad news but its out at E3 time so cant wait for June.
GTA V and TLOU delayed Gives breathing room for Remember Me, so the devs should feel good about that.
Seems I forgot about Remember me... >.>
The last of us more like the sad of us :(
Doesn't Remember Me come out in June?
Well, look on the bright side. More pre-orders will be taken in with the delay.
Bonus for me as it's pretty much the same time as my birthday yeah know what i'm getting.
PSblog: It's easily the longest campaign Naughty Dog has ever made ;-) Btw Jak 1 had a 20 hours campaign HOLY SH___
I couldn't have been happier when I read that blog entry. Just to piggyback off your post, here's an extension of that statement for those who missed the official announcement... "The Last of Us is an ambitious project. In many ways it may be Naughty Dog’s most ambitious project to date – brand new universe and cast of characters, brand new tech, brand new genre, not to mention it’s easily the longest campaign Naughty Dog has ever made. 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" -Neil Druckmann // Creative Director, Naughty Dog Music to my ears.
Thank you for that :D Always love a good, long, fleshed out campaign.
As long as its fleshed out and not padded out. I don't care how long it is as long as its quality not quantity.
Yeah that's good news. As much as I loved the Uncharted series, they didn't take as long as I would have wanted to get through. That's not a knock on the series, it just means I enjoyed them so much I didn't want them to end. For The Last of Us, a longer campaign only makes it more desirable. And the waiting for the game even harder.
damn. ah well. It'll be worth the wait :D
The Last of Us really wants to be last
lol yeah, but I'm kind of glad that it got delayed to June and GTAV too for that matter. First half of 2013 was getting too crowded. I'm glad my wallet can breathe a little lol.
I wasnt going to play the demo that comes with GoW, I was going to wait it out. I'm going to play it now.
... damn !!
And at least we know that this delay will mostly improve the game instead of go backwards. *cough *cough Aliens cough*
its the 1st time a ND game has been delayed, so i will give them the benefit of the doubt. Can't wait, just like may i think june is a killer time for this game. not a lot of competition and will give the media attention it deserves but hold up so this game will come after the day E3 ends? i hope the announcements at E3 won't over shadow this game. I still remember the Infamous 2 launch around e3 which was a mess
ND have just announced that TLOU is going to be 'easily' the longest campaign they've 'ever' done! Bring it on!
University is no easy shit, more games means less study.
I feel your pain man. I have little social life, or time for games. Its uni, studying and work. FML
I don't understand people who post comments like these. Why not game instead of post?
@midnytrain cause maybe they found 10-20 of free time between studying and it would Benin my eyes pointless to play a game for 10-20 what could you accomplish I'm such a short time
Oh well - Study and..well..the first 5 months are ****ing packed.
Right after E3, hopefully it won't be forgotten.
People aren't going to not buy a game just because "E3 happened". The people who actually watch/follow E3 already know about the game and are anticipating it. The people who don't follow E3 won't be affected because...they don't follow E3.
Not gonna happen, this game looks the dogs bollox and after the success of the uncharted series I can see this selling a shit load on release. Naughty dog are one of my fave devs this gen.
Really? I seriously wonder how people like you have more then 2 bubbles.
Good, they can polish it and I can play something in the summer.
Nnnnnnnnnooooooooooo! More polish never hurts though.
...so they'd have extra time not to advertise it well.
Ha, normally I'd agree with you, but they pushed Uncharted 2 and 3 pretty hard in the ad department. They always give a big push to their heavy hitters like God of War and Uncharted. Not so much for games like Starhawk and LittleBigPlanet Karting though which is a shame. Nice avatar btw. RAMPAGE!!!
From the article "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." Learn to read bro.
He was making a light-hearted joke. Chillax my friend.
Is there a bubble down option for "Kill Joy"?
At least they've advertised it's delay. What more do you want?
You know those annoying little youtube popups that hit a few seconds into each video? I actually saw one just yesterday for The Last of Us.
Good. Now it's post-MCAT instead of pre-MCAT. It's a win-win; I don't have to wait so long, and it gets polished more.
Not a big deal to me. The next couple of months is packed with games. And who can complain when they are delaying it a month to touch up the quality.
hope it doesn't go unnoticed under all the e3 craze and the fact people play less games in summer
People don't play games less in the summer, major games just usually don't come out during the summer.
Take your time, shake the industry and show everyone how it's done. Five weeks can do miracles if used purely for optimizing and polishing. The last 2-3 months is when the fps is being pushed up to 30 from 15-18fps for most of the graphically heavy scenes or areas of AAA games. I'm surprised that it was such a small delay, though. It seems that these guys are really working their asses off. Not an easy business decision to make, but sometimes it has to be done... Good luck ND! We are supporting you :)
When is E3 because I hope the game isn't come out on the same week?
It comes out a day after E3 is over.
on a Thursday? that's odd edit: oops I meant Friday
14th June is a friday ^^
It might get delayed again. It would be crazy if one of the most anticipated titles was released in July. . Take all the time you want Naughty dog.
My birthday. Now I have a real reason to take that day off of work.
So bad ... but it doesn't matter, that's just a month :P
More time to pay off my Post Pandemic Edition.
It's ok, I'd rather have a polished game then a buggy mess and besides its only 5 quick weeks which will be here before we know it.
Excellent, a heavy hitter in the summer. Something to play while it rains.
Oh CRAP but ok, i will wait... No, i must
just one day after e3 ?!!! biggest e3 this years indeed !!! are they crazy ?!!! seriously ?!!!!
It sucks it had to happened but I totally understand. ND wasn't happy with something and if this delay means everyone gets an even better experience with TLOU than its worth the wait.