The debacle surround the ‘hush hush’ PS4 version of The Last of Us has somehow managed to continue, despite the official announcement having been made.
We saw a very brief trailer that touted the release date as ‘Summer’, creative director, Neil Druckmann then took to Twitter and had people hypothesising Winter as the release date. Well, thankfully, a couple of online retailers (including GamesFly and Best Buy) have eschewed the official line and ‘announced’ the release date for them.
June 20th, 2014 is the date we’re being told to expect the game to drop. Now, while retailers often use placeholder dates for videogames, there are a couple of reasons to believe this date (other online retailers, like Amazon, are currently using the 31st December 2014 placeholder date). Firstly, it occurs in Summer – which ties in with what Naughty Dog are telling us. Secondly, June 20th is the first Friday after the one year anniversary of the game’s PS3 release (June 14th, 2013).
We could also factor in that Naught Dog like relevant dates. Not only did they have half the company tweeting mysteriously around the in-game infection breakout date, they also chose to release their first ever single player, story-mode DLC for The Last of Us, Left Behind, which contained a surprise love story, on February 14th, 2014.
Though Sony and Naughty Dog are yet to confirm the date, it seems like only a matter of time before they begrudgingly accept that another cat is out of the bag.
Let’s just hope Sony were not hoping to make a big splash at E3 with any of these announcements and have a number other things up their sleeves!
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