Due for release on October 25th for PlayStation 4, Sony have informed fans via a posting on the US PlayStation Blog that The Last Guardian will suffer from a minor delay. A new release date of December 6th has been announced.
The Last Guardian has been in development since 2007 by Team Ico, who are responsible for previous cult classics like Shadow of the Colossus and Ico. It was first revealed as a PlayStation 3 game during E3 2009, but a release is finally on the horizon. Now just a little further on the horizon again.
“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.”
[Source: PlayStation Blog]