The Last Guardian and the word delay seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. Originally meant to release on the PS3, all seemed fine when we finally got a PS4 release date for October but now the game has suffered yet another 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.
It’s worth noting this is only a 2-month delay but this puts it eerily close to being delayed even further, something which might not be all that surprising if it were to happen.