by Joshua Russo
Will The Last Guardian ever release?
It’s been over five years since The Last Guardian was first revealed and after multiple delays it looked like the release was finally going to happen. At the Electronic Entertainment Expo this past June, Sony announced The Last Guardian would be releasing next month on October 25.
A post on the PlayStation blog titled “An Update on The Last Guardian” by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. president Shuhei Yoshida announces yet another delay to the long awaited game:
The Last Guardian development team is fast approaching major milestones in production and has made the tough decision to delay the release of The Last Guardian a few weeks. The Last Guardian will launch on December 6, 2016.
Fumito Ueda (gen Design) and Japan Studio have a wonderful vision for The Last Guardian’s touching, emotional journey of friendship and trust, and we want to deliver the most polished experience possible for our fans who have supported us for so long. A delay is a difficult decision, particularly with this game, but we have encountered more bugs than anticipated while in the final stages of development. To ensure that The Last Guardian delivers on the experience that the game’s creators have envisioned, we need to take the extra time to work on those issues.
Our development continues to push itself to the fullest and we look forward to revealing new content toward launch.
We appreciate your continued support.
The Last Guardian was originally first shown at the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo for the PlayStation 3.