Amid rumors and speculation that Naughty Dog would be pushing back The Last of Us, the team has taken to the PlayStation Blog to confirm that they would, indeed, be pushing The Last of Us back to June.
Said Naughty Dog Creative Director Neil Druckmann:
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.
The extra wait will be very short and your patience will be rewarded. Update your calendars. You won’t even have to change seasons. The Last of Us will be available June 14th, 2013.
As far as we're concerned, Naughty Dog can take all the time they need. The Last of Us looks amazing and we'll be there on opening night, giving them our money.
Source: PS Blog