The Last Guardian, or the game that just won’t come out, received yet another delay. We first saw this game in 2009! Hell, by the time it comes out two PlayStation consoles will have already released (PS4 and PS4 Pro).
I know. It’s hard to look at today’s news and not just shake your head and laugh.
Still, if a developer needs more time I say give it to them. The Last Guardian’s release date is shifting from October 25 to December 6. Six weeks isn’t too bad. If anything, the game won’t get lost in the shuffle of all the big name shooters coming out in late October and early November. December gives it a little breathing room to stand on its own.
Here’s what Sony had to say about the latest (and hopefully last?) delay:
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.
Let’s hope that extra development time translates into PS4 Pro support.
Are you still pumped to play The Last Guardian? Do you think it can deliver after all these years?