The Last of Us confirmed for 2013 - Report

E3 2012: Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida says Naughty Dog's M-rated postapocalyptic game not making it out this year.

LOS ANGELES--Naughty Dog's postapocalyptic PlayStation 3 action game The Last of Us is not going to arrive this year. In an interview with VG247, Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida confirmed gamers will have to wait until 2013 to pick up the title.

The Last of Us will stay in the shadows until 2013

"We are not ready to talk about 2013. But some of the games we showed like God of War and The Last of Us are not coming out this year," he said.

The Last of Us was announced in December 2011 with no release window, but in February, a Game Informer report indicated the game would ship in either late 2012 or early 2013.

The Last of Us is Naughty Dog's first game outside of the Uncharted universe since 2005. It is a postapocalyptic survival game set in the United States that follows the efforts of main characters Joel and Ellie as they fight to survive. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's E3 2012 stage show demo, embedded below.

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vivalatour
vivalatour

just get the game out already ! I could probably play it now putting all the trailers together ! oh I forgot GOTY in 2013 (early 2013) I sure hope !

PcGamingRig
PcGamingRig

2013 will be awesome for games, pretty much everything is being delayed into it. :D

NSR7
NSR7

THIS GIRL IS VERY BEAUTIFUL

Da1ShrpSh0trGrl
Da1ShrpSh0trGrl

Well... That's yet another game I will have to wait longer for. 

ToTs_00
ToTs_00

If I had the money to spend I buy a PS3 just for this game. Oh well I guess PS3 users get this great game and me and the rest of the 360 users get the fantastic looking Halo 4.

buying1999
buying1999

Well this is nothing more than Uncharted with a little girl tagging along. Nothing new here. Meh

 

The Xbox 360 is the BEST console EVER made. --John Carmack

hitterbrehm
hitterbrehm

let's wait, I think it gonna have a 7.5

Ossy_King_99
Ossy_King_99

Uncharted sucked this better not be a letdown although the game looks great i hate uncharted because its too repetitive 

munkeypoo45
munkeypoo45

im glad it's pushed back. there are a lot of games i need to catch up on and plus there are some awesome games coming out this year as well

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

The last of Us was my favorite game of this E3. So waiting until 2013 to play it seems like a long time. But will be worth the wait.

Norrie91
Norrie91

I think this is the year I buy a PS3.

Most of its exclusives would be realitivly cheap by now and there are so many more coming out next year, while Xboxs' exclusive list seems to be getting smaller by the day.

dack25
dack25

And here I was complaining about having too large of a backlog of games to play through. This is a bummer though because I can't think of any games coming out this year that I'll buy for PS3 and I can only think of maybe 3 games I'll buy for 360. Is GTA V still coming out this year?

hadlee73
hadlee73

Considering how many AAA titles are being released in 2013, something is going to have to give. People aren't made of money, so unless all these games' release dates are spread out throughout 2013 some of these are not going to reach the kind of sales that their publishers are hoping for.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Games to look forward to come 2013 

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

Why is Lara Croft in this game as a child?

Spartan1017
Spartan1017

Wait, someone thought this was coming out this year?

TruthTellers
TruthTellers

I take it this is a PS3 exclusive? God dammit.

thedarklinglord
thedarklinglord

I've plenty on my plate already, and given that The Last of Us definitely has me in the "Day 1 Purchase" camp, I'm almost relieved it won't be out this year.  Plus, my hope is that they'll use the time to really polish the game and ensure it lives up to all our expectations.

 

That said, I do worry that the extended wait might start to diminish excitement for the game.  They'll need to make sure they keep releasing more crumbs of info and gameplay footage between now and whenever it's released.  Because I've pretty much lost all interest in The Last Guardian after too much waiting with too little news - beyond the rumors and speculation that the game has serious development issues or has been altogether scrapped.

CalinX2
CalinX2

I'll buy the PS3 only for this. And Beyond.

gtkyzur
gtkyzur

So this "game" gets to fail next year big deal.

BigDawgSteve420
BigDawgSteve420

Gotta admit, I'm glad to hear this.  Only leaves two games I plan to get this year, Halo 4 for sure and maybe Borderlands 2.  With an expensive vacation at the end of the year, I need to save all I can!!!  Of course now next year looks like I'll be spending a small fortune on games!!

XanderZane
XanderZane

You don't say. lol!! I'm not surprised at this news. After waiting for The Last Guardian and FF XIII versus, this is pretty common with Sony's games. At least I have StarHawk to play.

Incubus420
Incubus420

bummer, but gives me time to save up for it.  it already June. 

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

Kinda figured it wouldn't, and it's probably for the best. Q4 of this year is already packed to the brim to the point that a lot of games scheduled for this holiday dropped out in favor of releasing next year.

ManatuBeard
ManatuBeard

I had Square Enix on a pedestal until the year after Final Fantasy XIII. Since then it went very silent, with many rumors of problems within the company and games announced that don´t seem to ever come out.

Uncharted 3 made Naughty Dog completely take Square's place! And after seeing this gameplay demo it seems it is going to say there!! :D

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

I have my PS3 in hibernation for specific titles only (I am a 360 kinda guy).... but with God of War and Last of Us out next year... it seems like my console will come to life again in 2013

Jyakotu
Jyakotu

A lot of good games coming out in 2013 and I see The Last of Us being award numerous GOTY awards. Seriously, when I saw that demo, it literally BLEW my mind. The gameplay looks very solid and offers something new while still having familiar elements. Naughty Dog has come a long way since their PS1 days and this is the first time where it feels like I NEED to own a game. Hell, every PS3 owner should buy The Last of Us.!

dalger21
dalger21

Extreme bummage...Excited about this one. 

MidnightMeteor
MidnightMeteor

Either way this is on my list, love Naughty Dog.

Rifqi_Hb
Rifqi_Hb

 @buying1999 

Halo 4 is nothing more than Halo 3 with new story.

Nothing new there. Meh.

 

The PC is the BEST gaming platform EVER made. -Me

(That quote will fail when the next gen come out. Beside, John Carmack is not the only video game legend. What about the others?. I see that account somewhere else and you still put that quote. You are nothing more than an abomination  to Xbox players.)

TruthTellers
TruthTellers

@hadlee73 I think it's a bit overwhelming the number of big name titles coming out next year, but I think its a good sign that these devs are taking the time to get things done right and not rush production along.

gtone09
gtone09

 @gatsbythepig Because she needs to learn "proper" survival techniques from Joel. ;)

slikjohnson
slikjohnson

 @mjc0961 Didn't the first Uncharted have zombies? So I guess they really aren't that creative/

OuroborosChoked
OuroborosChoked

 @mjc0961 This game has nothing to do with zombies.  I have no idea how you got that idea.  I'd say it's more comparable to I Am Alive than any zombie game...