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The Last of Us Not Releasing This Year

June 6, 2012 Written by Zak Islam

Contrary to popular belief, Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has officially confirmed that Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us won’t be releasing during 2012.

Many expected a release for the PlayStation 3 exclusive during the closing stages of 2012, but Yoshida confirmed to VG247 that it won’t be arriving anytime soon:

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. We will talk more about what our line-up of games will be like in 2013. PS Vita we just launched. It’s been just four months.

Despite the surprising lack of announcements on the PlayStation Vita during Sony’s E3 press conference, Yoshida went on to comment about their focus on the platform:

It’s its second year next year; it’s a really crucial year for us so we will continue to invest in making games from our first party studio standpoint, and at the same time, we would like to see more publishers do games like Assassin’s Creed III Liberation; that is fantastic.

The first gameplay footage of The Last of Us, as showcased during the E3 presser, can be seen below.